May 11, 2018
As the first American nightlife venue to dip its tows into Dubai’s warm and glittering waters, there were many people with their eyes on Provocateur at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai when it opened. Or were they just gawking at the glamorous crowd? Regardless, those people spied Provocateur ushering in a new era in Dubai nightlife in the form of an elegant ultraclub dedicated to electronic music that would fit perfectly in London or Miami. Featuring curvaceous tables and benches patterned in light pink florals, pinstripes, and other on-trend patterns, Provocateur’s decor is sleek and stunning. The centerpiece of Provocateur is a crown jewel-esque chandelier that hangs above the club radiating lightbeams out over the revelers below, providing yet another touch of luxe to the venue heavy on VIP bottle service and bubbles theme. As glamorous as Provocateur is, much of the focus of the venue itself is on music, and world class is an understatement when it comes to the deejays that have graced its doors. Dixon played the grand opening of the venue and Chicago-based Grammy winner Felix da Housecat has also taken a turn at the tables. The bar at Provocateur shakes all the new classics you would expect with a touch of flamboyance, but there is little doubt that bottle service is the preferred way to sip your libations at this gem.