It’s the second branch after Las Vegas, will be the highest theatre club in the world, plus it’s being created by the man behind naughty London and New York clubs, The Box. So we’re certainly very excited to hear about The Act Dubai’s arrival next month. It will be on the 42nd and 43rd floors of the city’s Shangri-La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, and will offer a range of variety acts from international performers. It’s being brought to Dubai by Simon Hammerstein, the grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II who co-wrote the The Sound of Music! Jude Law was spotted at the opening of the Vegas branch in The Palazzo Hotel, and the venue will offer Peruvian food. No, we’re not sure why, either.
It’s the latest opening in a crop of cabaret-style clubs in the city. Lebanese-import MusicHall was unveiled in January at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on The Palm, while Amsterdam’s Supperclub is also heading for the hotel. Keep reading for all the details.