EXCLUSIVE: We know where Chinawhite will be opening in Dubai
Notorious London celeb haunt Chinawhite is coming in Dubai. And we got the scoop on where it will be. Although officials were keeping the particulars of this exciting opening very close to their chest, the What’s On team revealled exclusively that the luxury nightclub will open at the five-star Grand Hyatt hotel near Garhoud Bridge.
Soon enough, our story was confirmed in a statement released by those leading the project, confirming the original team behind the venue’s first launch in London will be part of it.
The statement read: “The original founders of Chinawhite Rory Keegan and John Stephen are very much a part of the launch and have named it the ‘rebirth’ of the original Chinawhite, which even brings with it the original General Manager from when the club first opened in London, Yacine Bouaouni.”
Co-founder Keegan added: “I’m really excited to launch Chinawhite in Dubai – it will be everything that the original brand was and more. We aim to go higher with the new club here and take it to the next level, bringing a modern touch and further glamour and glitz to the region.”
Bouaouni, meanwhile, said he couldn’t wait to bring the “the intimate and discreet setting that makes our exclusive customer base feel like they are coming home” to the UAE.
The original in England’s capital city has played host to everyone from Prince Harry to Kate Moss – not to mention countless Premier League footballers and Made in Chelsea cast members.
Originally located near Regent Street, the London club was moved in 2009 to a grad II listed building the upmarket Fitzrovia district after the sale of the previous premises. Describing itself as ‘inspired by London’s earliest clubs dating back to the 1920’s that entertained “outsiders and misfits”‘, Chinawhite claims not to be ‘defined by wealth but by a desire to exist outside of the ordinary’.
It’s arrival in Dubai will excite those who regularly rock the house at the likes of Cavalli Club and Mahiki. The announcement also comes as party-goers eagerly await the opening of Pacha at Madinat Jumeirah.