The beautiful entrance to the Dubai Jazz Club
I decided to start with a proverbial "shot in the dark" with Jazz Venues, choosing "Dubai Jazz Club and Mall" for the first new review. Its a stunningly built club on the deck of a yacht - very stylish, well lit, and a pleasure to the eye. Unfortunately, its all down hill from there.
The good sized, but distracting dance floor
The dance floor is surrounded by pit seating (with good animations), but the dance floor is the site of all of the action. By action, I don't mean visitors - I mean "things". Bubbles, flame circles, and an amazingly annoying light sequence that will blind you in RL (not just to speak of SL). To make matters even "better", there are two sets of said rows of five lights, which have about a 1-2 second sequence between flipping the spotlight on a person/couple - one forward, one aft (on the boat). After listening to the mediocre Jazz feed (for the life of me, I could not figure the source of it, aside from the fact it was "smooth Jazz"), I had to leave.
The Dubai Mall area (where the TP point for the club is located)
There is an attached mall, which is very large, but after being blinded at the Jazz club, I had no desire to go window shopping. The rest of the sim is very well done, and if exploring, merits a visit, but the Jazz club seems as if they were trying to shove too many gizmos in it, but didn't pay attention to the music or events. Perhaps the owners will consider making changes to it, but... sadly it simply seems tacked on to the mall as a draw.
Turn off the lights - you're burning my eyes!
Likes - Well built club, stylish with a certain type of upscale, Mediterranean-chic about it
Dislikes - Too many distractions on the dance floor (as previous mentioned), and those annoying lights!
Music - Smooth Jazz streamed feed (unidentified source)
Lag - None, there is no one there
Shopping - Complex on site
Overall - This Jazz Venue has plenty of potential, but... it has some really distracting issues. If the lights and gizmos could be pulled, and a different music feed provided, it would be a definite improvement. However, it seems to be an appendage to the main mall, so if you are looking for someplace with no traffic/lag and not concerned about the Jazz itself, then visit the Dubai Jazz club.
Rating: Two saxes (of five possible)