Chi @ The Lodge
Area: Al Jadaf, Dubai
After a major revamp in 2007, Chi @ The Lodge re-opened to usher in a new era as a deservedly popular four-roomed, multi-themed venue catering for a wide variety of clientele. Best to arrive fairly early to avoid the queues, especially at weekends.
Once inside, Chi @ The Lodge offers various design and music options: Chi Garden is a fabulous R&B, house, cheese and school disco venue and a real joy in the balmy winter evenings. Most of the visiting DJs hold court here, as it offers the most space.
Opening onto the garden is Chi Club, all white and modern, but the jostling can get heavy as numbers swell and more and more people squeeze through to get outside. Then there’s Chi Red, where the fresh and funky décor is home to some good old rock and indie tracks. Finally, there’s Chi Lounge, another all-white option where the music changes yet again to hip-hop, funk and soul.
All in all, Chi @ The Lodge is an unusually versatile club. Dress code is infinitely varied, with some people coming straight from the beaches for the outside discos, while others really dress up for some VIP champagne treatment. Friendly and chilled, Chi @ The Lodge is all about the music, and is busy every night of the week.