Jebel Ali Club gets a facelift

RetailME Bureau

Jebel Ali Club by Nakheel – one of Dubai’s oldest and popular leisure venues – has been transformed into a new entertainment destination that combines family-friendly dining with the Club’s original charm and character.

Part of Nakheel Hospitality’s growing collection of clubs and restaurants across Dubai, the new Jebel Ali Club is a stone’s throw away from the original. It forms part of a 500,000 sqft dining destination at Nakheel’s Jebel Ali Village community, where more restaurants and a dine-in cinema complex will open soon.

Jebel Ali Club, which turns 40 this year, is now split into two sections – one that retains its old charm and character by using some of the furniture, fixtures and fittings from the original club and a second offering family-friendly dining and entertainment. Together, they span 13,000 sqft and can accommodate 350 diners.

“Jebel Ali Recreation Club is a Dubai institution and a second home to many people, some of whom have been regular guests since it opened in 1977. We were determined to retain its original look and feel while at the same time broadening its appeal to a wider audience. As a result, Jebel Ali Club now boasts the best of both worlds – a brand new family destination with a separate section that’s a mirror image of the original,” says Thorsten Ries, managing director, Nakheel Hospitality.

Other venues coming to Nakheel’s new Jebel Ali entertainment hub are a four-screen dine-in movie complex from Reel Cinemas; Seafood Kitchen, a new concept from Nakheel Hospitality; Italian restaurant C House Milano; and Andalucia serving Spanish tapas.

All the restaurants have indoor and outdoor dining space, with a 55,000 sqft landscaped terrace with water features and entertainment area offering extensive views. The complex, which accommodates up to 1,500 diners in total, also has onsite parking.