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Buddha Bar
Nominated for Best Bar food
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As one of the largest venues of this international chain, Buddha Bar Dubai has an impressively spacious dining room with striking red and gold chandeliers. The main bar and dining area is dominated by the brand’s famous four-metre high gilded statue and an entire wall of glass, while large bay windows provide exceptional views of the marina. Buddha Bar’s pan-Asian menu features dishes inspired by Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine, with local seasonal ingredients. With chilled-out beats turning to livelier house lounge music later, Buddha Bar is the perfect place to stay after dinner and party into the late hours.
Open Sat-Wed 7.30pm-2am (last orders for food: 1am), Thu-Fri 7.30pm-3am (last orders for food: 2am). Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, (04 317 6000).

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