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Dubai nitelife’s rising shock value

Club owners’ attempts to replicate controversial western brands seems totally pointless says Shane McGinley

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Posted by: mick

Another venue for those Dubai expats who feel the need to be something more than they are and to pose-battle and wallet-compete with other shallow and flaccid souls. I'll stick with my venues that need only have seats, food, reasonably priced drinks to accomodate good friends that are together for good conversation and laughs.
Glad that I never got caught up in the DXB exotic and empty lifestyle. I don't feel the need to go back home after another 5 years gagging to tell stories of how I was rubbing shoulders with people who believed they were notable.
Class in Dubai is arbitrary and driving chic on-loan is not overly impressive. Keep the upmarket nightlife coming, folks ....I'm sure there will always be queues ready to go.

Posted by: james

excellent article very well written

Posted by: RAH

"...you wonder what point these clubs serve, other than cynically offering club founders a chance to earn a quick buck in the Middle East."

Spot-on, Shane.

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