Inside Clé Dubai’s star-studded launch party

Guests included Paris Hilton, Khloe Kardashian, Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, Sports Illustrated model Irina Shayk and rapper Akon.
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Clé Dubai opened its doors on Saturday, October 11 to over a thousand guests with a buzzing launch party filled with international celebrities.
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The Hilton sisters, Paris and Nicky were in attendance, along with American television personality Khloe Kardashian; Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, Sports Illustrated model Irina Shayk as well as rapper Akon.
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The celebrities walked the black carpet at the launch of Michelin-starred chef Greg Malouf’s restaurant featuring contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine.
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Clé Dubai, located at the Al Fattan Currency House in Dubai’s International Financial District, features Malouf’s award-winning culinary offerings of Middle Eastern fusion.
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The huge venue also features a luxurious bar and lounge offering, VIP area and an alfresco terrace with a view of the Burj Khalifa.
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The space can cater to over 300 people comfortably seated or in excess of 1,000 in pure standing capacity.
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The launch party was also attended by Bollywood celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Dino Morea, Nargis Fakhri, Esha Gupta, and Fardeen Khan and local personalities.
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Guests were all treated to a surprise number by Cirque Eloize, a performing group in contemporary circus arts.
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Guests sampled all the dishes from the menu and an array of cocktails created by the international mixologists.
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Clé Dubai is designed to cater to a revolving array of art, sculpture, music and live performances. Its maze-like corners and multiple sections can be readily shaped to the needs of the guests from formal dining to private areas for special functions.
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“The support that we received from our friends who’ve made this launch a resounding success is overwhelming. Our sincerest gratitude goes out to all of you especially to those who travelled from different parts of the world to join us,” said Duncan Fraser-Smith, CEO of Global Hospitality Limited, the company behind the concept of Clé Dubai.
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“We can assure you that this is just the beginning. We’ve got more surprises in store,” he added.
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On the night of the launch, the owners also revealed their plans to expand in Asia, Europe and Australia in the coming years.
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Clé Dubai is officially opening to the public today, Monday October 13. It is operating seven days a week from 12:00noon to 2:00am. A la carte lunch is served from 12:00pm to 3:00pm; mezze from 3:00pm to 7:00pm; and dinner from 7:00pm to 11:30pm.
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While in Dubai, Paris Hilton documented her trip through an array of Instagram pictures.
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From her flight on Emirates Airways, to posing with her little sister.
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The Hilton Sisters went shopping in Jumeirah’s Studio 8
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And of course the infamous Camel shots...
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… when in Dubai.
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