Dubai's Societe Jumeirah shuts

Societe Jumeirah is closing down after seven months in Dubai

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Societe Jumeirah is closing its doors after opening in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The Dubai club which specialises in playing 80s, 90s and 00s popular music has decided to shut down this June and will now focus their energy into the Marina branch.

The reason for Societe Jumeriah calling it quits has not been revealed, however, Gary Holliday, Director of Societe, confirmed the news to Time Out Dubai.

“Team Societe received an offer they could not refuse and have made the decision to sell the Jumeirah branch of the club,” he told us exclusively. “We had a fun time rocking out in Old School Dubai, but are ready now to focus on new ventures for the brand.

“Societe Marina continues to play music for the people and some exciting developments will be making their way to you in the new season!”

The Jumeirah location opened last November, about a year after the successful Marina branch did in 2013.

Located on the Al Mina Road inside the Capitol Hotel, the Bur Dubai bar drew in crowds of casual party-goers but even threw a World Cup bash in March where clubbers were asked to wear their finest hats to gain entry.

Housed over two floors, the club catered for 350 people after nostalgic music with eclectic tunes.

Fans of the venue could expect to find hen parties serenading each other to the likes of the Dirty Dancing soundtrack or airline cabin crew belting out festive favourites.

The lively, fun and feel-good vibe was often compared with the likes of Barasti and Rock Bottom, at times enjoying themed nights with quirky-named drink deals such as ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Cool Runnings’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.

Societe Jumeriah was nominated for Best New Club at the Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards in 2015 but lost out to Zero Gravity.

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