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Situated in the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre, ICD Brookfield Place is fast becoming the place to see (and be seen at) in Dubai. Home to several upmarket restaurants, exciting fitness centres and retail options, here are ten great reasons to explore the glistening skyscraper.
Orange Hospitality, the team behind Alici, Il Borro Tuscan Bistro and MayaBay Dubai, has opened the chic Parisian concept Josette inside ICD Brookfield Place. Here, guests are invited to embark on a journey of nostalgia with refined cabaret shows that evoke the spirit of Parisian glitz and glamour. Josette’s à la carte menu offers reimagined classics such as cuisses de grenouilles, escargot, moules marinières, foie gras and crêpe Josette. Guests can also indulge in traditional French baguettes, viennoiseries and pâtisseries from the boulangerie, freshly baked in-house and handcrafted to perfection. A first-of-its-kind afternoon high tea experience will also launch soon.
GO: Follow @josettedubai on Instagram for more information.
Cured ham, pan-seared fish, refreshing gazpacho, crispy patatas bravas – Iberian cuisine is renowned for its simplicity. Now, La Niña has thrown out the rulebook with its unique take on Iberian Latino cuisine. Located in ICD Brookfield Place, the opulent restaurant promises to be as courageous and bold in its flavour combinations as its storied heritage and celebrated traditions. La Niña explores a fusion of flavours from the Iberian Peninsula and South America, drawing inspiration from two rich cultures that have crossed paths throughout history. From breakfast through dinner, the menu is packed with intriguing creations crafted by a team of chefs who combine their world-class culinary expertise to bring flavours from around the world to the table.
GO: Follow @laninadubai on Instagram for more information.
Lulu & The Beanstalk
ICD Brookfield Place is also home to Lulu & The Beanstalk, a dreamy new cafe offering high-quality coffee, craft cocktails, comforting small dishes and hearty sharing platters amidst whimsical interiors. Wafa Tajdin and Amirah Tajdin are the two sisters behind the brand who share a deep love for storytelling, creating a venue that encourages guests to get lost in a world of art, design, photography and poetry. In addition to retail books, a floor-to-ceiling bookcase houses over 1,000 rare books, some dating back to 1857.
GO: Follow @lulus.bean on Instagram for more information.
The Arts Club
The first rule of The Arts Club is that you don’t talk about (or take photos inside) The Arts Club. The exclusive members-only club was initially established in the United Kingdom in 1863 by luminaries like Charles Dickens. Art Deco touches, statement floral displays and rich fabrics set the scene for fostering a community for those involved in the fields of arts, science and literature. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum recently visited the venue, but if you’re hoping to make like the Sheikh, be warned: membership starts from AED 7,875.
GO: Follow @theartsclubdubai on Instagram for more information.
The Guild will be a dining experience like no other when it opens later this year. Full of world firsts, The Guild has been conceptualised through careful research of the global dining scene, with the team travelling around the world, discovering new and exciting food trends. The buzzing day-to-night collective will take Dubai’s curiosity and adventure to new heights through an all-encompassing dining room that offers five different experiences. These include a brasserie known as The Avenue, a Champagne-tasting bar and greenhouse-esque Potting Shed, The Rock Pool housing live king crab and lobster, The Salon, and a nightclub come piano bar and lounge.
GO: Follow @theguilddubai on Instagram for more information.
The newly-opened 1Rebel aims to make you work up a sweat while having fun. The fitness studio includes three main concepts: reshape (with quick rounds of high-powered treadmills and weights, which are inspired to burn fat); ride (with spin classes, motivational songs and a state-of-the-art sound system); and the open gym (with high-tech equipment). 1Rebel is a British-born brand which began with venues across London and now boasts a global presence.
GO: Visit www.1rebel.com for more information.
Embody Fitness’ luxurious new facility is spread across 10,000 square feet and completely purpose-built with lifestyle transformation in mind. The ICD location houses Embody’s first dedicated recovery suites with infra-red saunas and ice baths as well as a private cardio zone. In combination with its world-class trainers, nutritionists and therapists, Embody offers Olympic standard gym equipment, sports therapy treatment rooms, luxury changing rooms and a healthy café with a macro-based meal offering and food delivery service. Expect a variety of packages based on the unique and specific goals of clients. While the full-body transformation packages (spanning eight or 12 weeks) are recommended for maximal results, rehabilitation and recovery, sports performance, and nutritional programmes are also available.
GO: Visit www.embodyfitness.ae for more information.
Encounter Coffee sources the finest green beans from the world’s best coffee regions for your daily caffeine fix. Coffee snobs will love the Spanish latte, cold brew or the opportunity to purchase coffee beans to brew at home. Encounter comes to ICD Brookfield Place from the EatX team, who are also responsible for the soon-to-open The Guild.
GO: Follow @encountercoffeeroasters on Instagram for more information.
Here’s one for the culture vultures. With locations in Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and now Dubai, Perrotin Gallery organises approximately 50 contemporary art exhibitions each year. The gallery is currently exhibiting a group show from artists such as Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami, which runs until 25 February 2023.
GO: Visit www.perrotin.com for reservations and more information.
Combining the best of Italian hair styling with modern practices for men and women, Y12 Salon is the place to go for a trim in ICD Brookfield Place. When it comes to hair, the team cover everything from cuts and trims to colouring, hair loss and keratin treatments. Plus, the full list of services includes hair, nails, lashes, and waxing.
GO: Visit https://y12salon.com for reservations and more information.