Described as “a mischievous social experience”, there’s a new bar in town and it opens its doors within the next month.
Time Out Dubai has obtained information on the fresh joint named, R Trader, situated in Al Futtan Currency House.
The DIFC venue – split 50/50 as a restaurant and watering hole - aims to take visitors back to the prohibition era and jokes that they take reservations “via snail mail or rotary dial”.
On the foodie front, each dish is supposed to represent the region’s diversity and also the extensive travel experiences of executive Chef Dominic Robinson.
“We offer a refreshing approach to your drinking and dining pleasures… we are whatever you want us to be,” the R Trader says. Adding that the place is ideal for “informal recreation and perfectly wasting time”.
Rules include no name-dropping, no selfies, no sticks, no loud behavior, no fighting, play fighting, and gentleman are asked to remove hats on entry.
And that’s not all, the R Trader will be operating a secret bar “for trading up, late night rendezvous or a private tête-à-tête”. Guests can enter strictly by invitation only and unless you’ve been informed by a friend you may not even be able to find the bar which requires a secret code to get in.
Adding to their quirky list of rules, the brand states about the cool bar and restaurant aiming to launch at the end of January or beginning of February: “Do not bring anyone unless you would leave that person alone in your home”.
Finally, there’s a stern warning for women, which may or may not prove helpful on a ladies’ night out.
“Gentlemen will not introduce themselves to ladies. Ladies, feel free to start a conversation or ask the bartender to introduce you,” the R Trader writes. “If a man you don't know speaks to you, please lift your chin slightly and ignore him.”