“Annex will revolutionise Abu Dhabi’s nightlife scene through a series of spectacular and extravagant parties with world class DJs, rooftop events, screenings and activities.” Abu Dhabi EDITION
Annex, the three-storey social space at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, is an unique entertainment concept that’s changed up the capital’s nightlife scene. The waterfront standalone venue offers a different experience on each level. An outdoor rooftop bar, a mid level elegant lounge and a nightclub on the ground floor with a programme of live DJ’s and events.
The three spaces are connected by a staircase (there’s also a lift) on one side of the circular atrium that features a central suspended crystal net sculpture by artist Ingo Maurer. Overlooking Al Bateen marina, the rooftop embraces ski chalet vibes with faux fur throws, modern textiles arranged on lounge style wooden seating with plenty of plants arranged around a central firepit. The perfect spot to chill out to the Sunset Ritual beats provided by the resident DJ every Friday evening.
Sip on a signature sundowner prepared by the bar’s mixologists or perhaps a craft beer, premium beverage or a fine wine accompanied by a menu of delicious bar bites from the garden, land and sea. Expect small plated delights inspired by the flavours of Peru and Asia such as wagyu & ocopa anticucho, fresh guacamole, sea bass ceviche and a sweet dulce de leche. Weekday theme nights offer deals such as Twenty-Five Tuesdays (AED 25 per dish/drinks) and Wind Down Wednesdays (40% off selected beverages).
The lounge on the middle level is a sophisticated space, elegantly decorated with plenty of seating and circular copper tables, again there’s plenty of faux fur and a well stocked bar. This area offers guests a space to relax and maybe play a game of pool or play on the old-school pinball machine.
The ground floor club is an plush, intimate haven for partygoers with a state-of-the-art Funktion sound-system and a distinctly glamorous feel. Custom decor with a palette of deep reds, purples and metallics combined with crushed velvet set the scene, the central dancefloor gets lively as the night progresses. Open every weekend from 10pm – 4am, there’s a mix of international and local DJs as well as performers. Guests can enjoy table service as well as craft cocktails created at the dedicated mixology bar. Disco Box, gets the weekend off to a great start on Thursday evening with disco, dance and house music. On Friday night it’s Boom Box with a mix of R&B, hip-hop, funk and soul.
This innovative entertainment venue is the first in the region by Ian Schrager, creative director of EDITION hotels and founder of the legendary 70’s New York nightclub, Studio 54. This space is already popular with all ages, attracting those capital dwellers looking to change up their nightlife as well as Abu Dhabi’s party crowd and those looking to hire a unique space for a private party or function. Film screenings, pool tournaments and DJ workshops are just some of the different future social activities that will be hosted at Annex.
Location: The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Telephone: 02 208 0000
Opening Times: ANNEX Roof top Tuesday – Friday 6pm – 11pm, ANNEX Lounge
Thursday and Friday 6pm – 4am, ANNEX Club Thursday and Friday 10pm – 4am
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