By Robert Garratt

The space that once held Republique is to be reborn as a ‘stylish’ new nightclub promising international DJs.

Republique was known for its retro parties, ‘no house music policy’, and laidback arty crowds. However the club rang out two years in its home at The Address Dubai Mall with a closing party in June.

Time Out has learned the empty space is instead being refurbished into a new venue, opening later this year and to be called ‘La BoutiQ’. While hotel bosses are remaining tight-lipped about what’s to come, it is clear the club’s direction is in for a change.

A source at the club told us: ‘It is a stylish evening location, which will be unveiled around [autumn]. Taking the ultra lounge concept in Dubai to a new level of sophistication, the stylish outlet will feature world class DJs as well as a broad range of live music and entertainment.’ More info