Akademy, the UK-based exclusive intellectual member’s circle, has launched in the UAE. Following its launch in the United Kingdom in 2020, the private club serves as a base for the world’s intellectual, art and cultural circles. It brings together thought leaders from the academic, creative and business worlds who seek personal betterment through the power of education.
The membership-based platform presents a curated programme of events and lectures, in partnership with leading organisations and global brands – such as Cartier, Dior, Holland & Holland, Annabel’s, The Savile Club, and others – in an effort to encourage personal fulfilment and enrich the world of its members. In the UAE, Akademy aims to celebrate Middle Eastern heritage, and raise awareness of the thriving culture in the region.
In a joint statement, Akademy co-founders, Anastasia Belyak, Kamilia Shaimieva and Olga Fler said: “We launched Akademy to create an exclusive platform for like-minded people to engage, connect and debate, whilst enjoying convivial social settings.
“As the Middle East continues to thrive and attract people from all over the world, it seems like the natural choice for us to expand to the Emirate and explore its booming business, art and cultural scenes. Akademy is a private members’ club for people who are keen on learning from academics, conversing with industry peers and leaders, with a simple aim to cultivate minds and nurture the grand pursuit of knowledge.”
Akademy invites interested parties to join the club and apply for membership in Dubai. There are several types of membership and joining fees for potential members.