Time Out Says
Ahead of our visit we’re curious to see what the club boasting a “thrilling new era for Dubai’s VIP entertainment culture” and “the very best, state-of-the-art, immersive and mesmerising audio and visual technology” has to offer.
However, on arrival we’re not blown away or in agreement with its bold claims.
With a basic-at best music selection it’s not rivalling the city’s brightest and best.
There’s a decent-sized crowd, though not packed to the rafters, but people seem to be having a good enough time and there’s an upbeat vibe.
There are also some pretty impressive deals – for ladies anyway – which always helps when you’re facing club drinks prices. There are unlimited free drinks from opening until 1am for women, which makes it an appealing option for women looking to party in the area on a budget.
The club also has a private room allowing clubbers to sit back and chill, and, perhaps a litte oddly, enjoy a coffee, which is in fact Kopi Luwak – one of the most expensive beans in the world. The private room has chairs dangling from the ceilings to swing around in too.
Entertainment comes from live dancers who take to the podiums dotted around the club.
With three nights to choose from – Notorious Wednesdays, the weekly hip-hop night, which has seen the likes of Charly Black, Mr. P and Mr. Eazi perform, Lavish Thursdays, which plays a mix of commercial, pop and R&B music and No Limits Fridays where you can expect hip-hop, songs from the charts, Latin and even afro beat – there’s plenty going on and Mantis is trying hard to cater to all music tastes.
While it might not currently threaten Dubai’s best, Mantis isn’t bad, and worth a try tocatch one of the big name acts.
WHAT IS IT...
Shiny new nightclub in DIFC
For the weekly hip-hop night that attracts big industry names
By Time Out Dubai staff | 09 Sep 2019
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