By Daniel Shane
Actress Susan Sarandon’s SPiN set to open at Dubai’s WAFI Mall next month
A table tennis-themed nightclub and venue backed by Academy Award-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is to open in Dubai next month.
SPiN Dubai, which bills itself as the world’s trendiest Ping-Pong social club, will launch at the emirate’s WAFI mall in May.
The 12,000 sqft venue will feature 11 designer Ping-Pong tables, a bar, lounge and nightclub all serving a fusion of international cuisines, cocktails and other drinks.
The initial concept SPiN New York opened in the US city in 2009 and was founded by friends Jonathan Bricklin and Franck Raharinosy, who were later joined in the venture by Sarandon and entrepreneur Andrew Gordon.
Further branches of the venue have since opened in New York City, Toronto and Los Angeles.
SPiN has been brought to Dubai via a partnership between SPiN Galactic and local franchisee the Alyamour Brothers.
“We love Ping-Pong and wanted to bring this unique concept to the Middle East. SPiN Dubai is a destination for people who want to come after work for a game and to enjoy everything the venue has to offer be it the music, dining, or socialising every evening, but with a new twist making it the ultimate nightlife experience,” said UAE club owner Dani Alyamour.
What a dumb idea... And unfortunately there are enough people in this city who think everything done by Hollywood stars is good. This is just retardation on a whole new level.
@Hisham..why is it dumb? Sports lounges are something very common and offer way better vibe than normal bars to some people. It's not about Susan, she is just the face and investor, SPiN NY, LA, and Toronto have been very successful and Dubai will I assume.
@Hisham, stop hating. This is something new and fresh for the city and done in its own way that is unlike other SPiNs in the world- what Dubai/Emirates is all about! I'm looking forward to checking this place out and enjoying a classy but just plain fun evening there!