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The Capital Club Dubai: The Watering Hole for Dubai's Power Set

By Glenn Harris

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The Capital Club Dubai is a private world full of perks and privileges for its members. Their membership represents Dubai’s movers and shakers who come together to work and play in a contemporary, spacious, prestigious and stylish environment. The facilities are luxurious with all the necessary amenities as well as a professional and passionate staff who attend to the cares of each member. 

Clubs by definition are a place of belonging for its members. The Capital Club is Dubai’s premier private business club offering an elegant and welcoming ambience in which to mix and meet, to exchange ideas and to entertain guests. Members enjoy fine food, facilities, and a range of concierge services.

The Capital Club distinguished membership is found at the highest echelons of business, finance and government.  They interact in a gracious and sophisticated private environment superbly suited for high-level business and social entertaining, and relaxation. The Club encourages professional and social networking providing elegant lounges, a variety of dining options, private meeting and conference rooms and a variety of special events and business forums throughout the year. 



The Capital Club’s membership reads like the Who’s Who of the Business Community: over 24% being Chairmen and Presidents; over 48% are CEOs, MDs and Senior Partners and 18% being Regional Directors and Directors.  At the club you will rub shoulders with Sheikhs and Sheikhas, business moguls, embassy representatives, bankers, oil and gas execs, and lawyers. The Club has over 1500 Members, drawn from the leading businesses in the region.  


Titans of Business


Membership has its privileges at the Capital Club. Membership is by invitation, and reflects the international and cultural diversity of the region. Select corporations and individuals are introduced to the Club through personal introduction and referral to the Board of Governors.  



The Club is also set up to be an “office away from the office” and provides all the necessary amenities to conduct business from meeting rooms to technology. There is WIFI available throughout the Club so one can work, email, fax, make photo copies, conduct video conferences, hold presentations and conduct phone calls all at the Club.

The membership is made up of Dubai’s successful and privileged power set. They are the well-heeled and well-to-do who have enjoyed the best of dining at the far reaches of the world. So the Club has a high threshold to please the palates of its membership. To attain this goal, they have enlisted the services of their Executive Chef and F&B Director Cyrille Troesch.  Chef Trosch has been with the capital club since its inception. He is a French culinary wizard who has worked at Michelin rated  and other fine restaurants in France, Ireland, and the UK. He applies his fine pedigree of culinary experience to create dishes that delight the most finicky of the club's members and guests.  Chef Troesch and his team, along with the guidance from the Food and Beverage committee, ensure that the clubs various dining outlets provide an imaginative menu of sumptuous dishes.



The club offers a variety of dining options for its members and their guest. There are three main dining areas including the Signature which serves a la carte French influenced fine dining.  The Al Hamra Grill serves Arabic and Indian Cuisine with an array of grilled meats and seafood. Finally there's the Level 5 which serves a lunch buffet and a wide selection of sushi and other Japanese Cuisine. 


Oysters Anyone?


One service not to miss is the Afternoon Tea which includes some of the world’s choicest teas, a delicious selection of finger sandwiches, French pastries and freshly-baked scones all served with The Clubs own tea-infused jam and thick Devonshire clotted cream. 

To unwind, The Club has several bars and relaxing areas to enjoy a cigar or to bend the elbow with a new acquaintance. The Members Bar has a warm and comfortable atmosphere where many Members enjoy spending their time, whether it is for an informal business meeting, a light lunch, casual drink with a friend or a quiet impromptu coffee.   The Gate Village Terrace is a unique space for al- fresco dining and cocktail parties with striking city views of The Emirates Towers, The Burj Khalifa and across the downtown Dubai area. 

A favorite feature of the Capital Club is the Shisha terrace and tent that offers a traditional and relaxing smoking and informal social environment their membership.  There is also a Majlis and Al Diyafa, two comfortable rooms with majlis-style seating arrangements perfect for a private meetings.  



The Club members have access to the Club’s Fitness Centre that is a boutique facility with a focus on one-on-one personal training with experienced physical trainers. The trainers work with members to provide a bespoke designed personal training programs and lifestyle adaptation to suit each members needs and preferences. 



There are also four generously appointed, luxurious junior-suites available for their Members and their guests. Each of the 700 square foot bedrooms offers the finest amenities and 24-hour Butler service. The Club has in place a capable concierge team to assist with any special requests that their bedroom guests might have.   

The Club has set the goal of catering to the business, dining, fitness, and social needs of its members. The imaginative and passionate team develop fun and entertaining themed events which are sprinkled throughout the calendar year.

The themes can vary from Oscars Night to Masquerade Balls but what they all have in common is an evident commitment of the team to put on an event that is well planned with exceptional food and a fun experience for the membership.


Oscar Night Party

Oscar Night

In addition to the themed events the Club has a cadre of compelling speakers including Shaji Ul Mulk, Martin Luther  King III, Dr Hubert Rampersad, Marwa Karoura, Afak Khan the CEO of Standard Chartered Saadiq, Riz Khan, Tommy Weir among others.



The coach that drives the Capital Club to new heights is its fearless leader, Emma Cullin.  Emma is one of those persons who have an undeniable presence and energy. Emma’s role is to oversee the operation of the club including setting the agenda for the calendar, ensuring memorable dining experiences, managing the facilities for the guest rooms and club, and to handle the human resource needs of the staff. She is very high energy, passionate about the Capital Club Dubai and instills this drive for perfection in her team. As a result, the motivated staff is able to exceed the service expectations of the Club’s 1500 members.



Through Emma’s leadership, the club has also supported many charities and foundations in UAE, such as Friends of Cancer Patients and Pink Caravan and provides financial and other support to these and other organizations.


Support for Breast Cancer Cure and Awareness


Successful businessmen frequently travel to make deals. Another major benefit of membership in the Capital Club Dubai is that it has reciprocal agreements with clubs around the world. To have personalized service and facilities to support work and relaxation while on the road is important. With the membership in the Capital Club, members have access to similar services at over 200 clubs from Bejing to Manattan to Berlin.  

The major shareholder of the Capital Club is Signature Clubs International, which is responsible for development and operation of the Club.  

Privilege is afforded to those who have made it to the top echelon of their profession and industry. The Capital Club Dubai is a place where Dubai’s successful come together in a comfortable and conducive environment of culinary delights, stellar service, and every necessary business amenity.  The Capital Club is a great place for the titans of Dubai’s business scene to conduct their affairs as well as a place to relax and unwind with new colleagues and old friends.



Visit the Capital Club Dubai website for more information .

Published on Nov 27, 2013

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