Relax at Buddha- bar beach

Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s first permanent venue – and it’s great

Relax at Buddha- bar beach
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The whole world wanted it – but Abu Dhabi got there first. Buddha-Bar Beach has been bringing a touch of glamour to hot spots all over the planet – with pop-up locations already in Baku, Mykonos, Santorini and the Maldives – but the very first permanent opening is in the UAE’s capital.

It’s based on the shores of the The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi and features chic bohemian design and opulent décor in a sprawling space with room for 290 people, including 94 on the plush terrace outside, looking out onto the turquoise waters of Saadiyat Island.

Top tastes on the menu include wagyu rib-eye steak and the signature Buddha-Bar chicken salad (Chinese leaves, coriander, honey sauce and molasses).

The show kitchen boasts cevicheria, sushi counter, and robata grill visible to guests as they enter the space.

Music comes from resident and guest DJs and make their choice from a wide selection of mixed drinks crafted by expert mixologists.
Restaurant open daily 7pm-midnight. Lounge open Sat-Wed 5pm-1am; Thu-Fri 5pm-2am. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

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