A new kind of private members club has opened its doors in Dubai, and here’s what sets the creative hub apart from existing members only clubs in the emirate.
Enter Dubai's new private members club, Nasab
Last month, local entrepreneur Mohammed Zaal unveiled his latest creation to the world.
The Emirati businessman – who left his job as the Chief Operating Officer of Al Barari to create KOA Canvas, a premium property development company – opened the doors to a new, home-grown private members club.
And with the new opening in Al Safa Street came a new concept. Nasab requires its members to be interesting and creative rather than wealthy or notable.
Owner Zaal envisions it as a place where work, play and family come together, and the members serve a part of a community.
But while the concept may set it apart, the amenities mirror that of many other members-only clubs. Expect fully equipt gyms with a populated schedule, a selection of pool to suit all needs and desires, massage rooms beside meditation chambers, multiple restaurants and coffee spots, and even a unique photography studio.
But tapping into that creative flair it prides itself on, one of the unmissable features on the new haunt is the entrance area that is three storeys high a gives off the feel of a metropolitan library built for the modern era.
Currently, there are five membership plans in place, starting from just Dhs 750 per month.
While Nasab breaks the mold within the industry, there are still plenty of other private members clubs in the emirate that are thriving.
Take Capital Club Dubai, which opened in DIFC in 2008. It’s been named as one of the most exclusive clubs in the world and has birthed many important deals and collaborations.
Elsewhere, clubs such as Socialista Dubai and Elite Club are still in operation here in Dubai.
Later this year, however, one of the most famous members-only clubs in the world – with the likes of Charles Dickens being a member of the London branch in his day – will land in the UAE. The Arts Clubs is set to open in some time in 2019.