Buddha Bar

Cavernous venue that can’t help but impress
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Time Out Says

Everyone in Dubai has heard of Buddha-Bar, surely? But how many people go regularly? Quite a lot on a weekend, it seems. Less during the week. But despite the sheer size of the venue (trust us, it’s huge) it still gives a great first impression.

The décor is very Asian and very opulent, staff are elegantly dressed in traditional regalia. If anything, it’s a little intimidating. Upstairs is more of a lounge area, downstairs has a long bar running down one side and a big dining room space. It’s dark and moody, with views of the Marina from floor-to-ceiling windows.

We’re in early during the week and it’s quiet, but before long, the dining room begins to fill up, even if the bar doesn’t. There’s a range of bottles of Asian hops, which are all around the Dhs40 mark, and unusual-sounding mixed drinks are available as well as grape.

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm every day there’s a deal on bar bites (Dhs25) and mixed drinks (Dhs35). Everything about the venue is classy, from the drinks to the vibe to the nibbles. Should everyone go to Buddha-Bar more regularly? Probably, yes. It’s great.

The bottom line
Institution deserving of its status.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 18 Jul 2017

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