Buddha Bar

Choosing the city’s best bar was no easy task 17 Reviews

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Choosing the city’s best bar was no easy task. Nevertheless, we plumped for Buddha Bar, not least due to the gobsmacking design of the place. Through the imposing front doors and into the massive multi-level interior, Buddha Bar doesn’t so much ooze style as scream it from the rafters (in a sophisticated way, of course). Taking its cue from the original branch in Paris, red chandeliers sway above a gigantic statue of Buddha, and the dimly lit interior is all plush carpets and private coves.

On any given evening, groups of well-heeled patrons pack the bar area, paying credit-busting prices for fancy cocktails and expensive champagnes. This brash, over-the-top concept is something that you’ll either love or hate, but there’s certainly nothing else like it in town, and for that we applaud its rather blatant audacity.

By Daisy Carrington
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

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Posted by: kelle on 22 Jan ' 12 at 13:44
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Never again.
Over commercialized place without any soul in it , with under average but ultra expensive food and wines.
Hang the DJ.:-(((

Posted by: Walshy on 27 Dec ' 11 at 19:52
  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Mr Jolly and myself had a fab time. Even Mr Lovebucket got into it after midnight. Buddha, Buddha, Buddha x

Posted by: sawsen on 22 Jun ' 11 at 12:58
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

thank you

Posted by: DC on 15 Jun ' 11 at 20:35
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Still my favorite bar for its atmosphere in general, but the chillout/lounge music used to be MUCH better than it is now...the commercial beats give the experience a cheaper feeling...

Posted by: Khurram Ali on 19 Apr ' 11 at 07:36
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  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

One of the most classy and impressive dining experiences ever. The atmosphere just pulls you in.

Posted by: marina on 21 Jan ' 11 at 17:58
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I spent beatiful moments there...just amaizing....:-))))

Posted by: Cindy on 26 Dec ' 10 at 07:38
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

We where dining on christmasday. The place is very impressive with abeautifull atmospheric decor. The waiters where polite and servicemided. They could be a little more helpfull with picking out the menue or the right wine from the impressive menue. But that's a minor detail. The food itself is good, but not very exiting and slightly overpriced, but also that is minor details the ambiance and nice music make it a very good experience. Afterwards you can go to the bar for some coctails which are extremely well mixed and the waiters make a real show with fire bottles atc. Overal a very good experience, I would definitly return, but because of the price it will probably be for a drink next time!

Posted by: Yazan on 22 Oct ' 10 at 20:27
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I like the place and the calm in there one of the best... FOR RAHUL there is nothing called low end people seems like you were the one not fit there...

Posted by: Bernard on 26 Sep ' 10 at 19:15
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Very nice bar.

Posted by: tim guiseley on 09 Jun ' 10 at 23:35
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  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Very classy, loved the place

Posted by: Bita on 22 May ' 10 at 18:56
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Nna on 16 Jan ' 10 at 16:15
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Excellent music! Experienced staff... food&beverages were high quality. View of skyscrapers.

Posted by: MARK T on 29 Apr ' 09 at 07:37
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I just love this place. Everything thing about it is what i am looking for in a good night out...Great Food, Great Music, Great Place and Ambience all helped along by fantastis staff. Visit everythime i'm in Dubai

Posted by: Rahul on 16 Jan ' 09 at 10:19
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

One of the best in Dubai, although I did spot a couple of low end people in there. I'd prefer going to a place that bars entry to such people.

Posted by: Naresta on 26 Dec ' 08 at 13:50
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tanja on 21 Dec ' 08 at 17:45
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: shaoshue on 19 Dec ' 08 at 15:10
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

very good I like very much

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