Location: Dubai, UAE
Perched on the iconic rooftop of the palatial FIVE Palm Jumeirah Hotel, overlooking Dubai’s glimmering skyline, The Penthouse is a fresh addition to the Top 100 Clubs poll. Inside, the elegant City View Lounge Terrace features a bar and restaurant serving signature ‘FIVE-styled’ cocktails and Japanese cuisine, while the Marina View Bar Terrace outside lets you take in the panoramic views. But it’s the club itself that commands the most attention, with a themed decor that is refreshed every three months, LED light sculptures that illuminate as the nights draw in, and a sound system employing L-Acoustics and Funktion-One speakers. Spanning over 25,000 square feet, The Penthouse reverberates to various forms of dance music: of particular note are Urban Beats on Wednesday, Disco House Thursdays, and the Skyline Fridays, spotlighting tech-house and deep house. Recent international guests include Lost Frequencies, Eli & Fur, Robin Schulz and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. Saturdays, meanwhile, are helmed by Beats 1’s hip-hop, drill and R&B aficionado Charlie Sloth. All this adds up to one of the finest clubs in the world.