Brand-new Trader Vic’s coming to JBR

The popular Polynesian restaurant and bar will open in March


Fans of the world-famous Polynesian bar Trader Vic’s will be thrilled to hear that a brand-new outlet is opening in Dubai.

The new bar and restaurant will open at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah on Sunday March 4, and if it’s anything like the others, we’re in for a treat.

Trader Vic’s JBR is set on the first floor of the hotel, and will have views across the sea. It will star the bar’s signature dishes, Tiki-style mixed drinks and live music.

As well as Polynesian décor inside, there’s also a terrace for al fresco dining, as well as booths for larger groups and a stage area, ready for the live music, which will play six nights a week. There will also be a Tuesday ladies’ night.

The team has gone all out with the interiors, with canoes from the Taiwanese Orchid Island hanging from the ceiling, tribal masks for Papua New Guinea on the walls, fishing net orbs from Japan above tables and hand-crafted tiki statues.

The brand, which was established in 1934, has formed a massive following over the years, and this hot new location is set to be a cracker. Created by Vic “The Trader” Bergeron, there are now multiple locations around the world, including London, Seychelles, San Francisco and Munich. There are also six in the UAE. This will be a third for Dubai, with other outlets in Souk Madinat Jumeirah and Crowne Plaza Sheikh Zayed Road.

Dishes at Trader Vic’s have long been a Time Out Dubai favourite (hello, jalapeño cheese balls) and this newest version promises to put food at the forefront. The kitchen will boast a Chinese wood-fired oven, which at this venue will be in a glass-walled viewing box.

“Trader Vic’s is a world-famous restaurant brand and it’s a pleasure to partner with them,” said Andreas Searty, Cluster General Manager at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.

“This new venue will be a fantastic addition to the food and beverage outlets that we operate at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, and we expect it to be very popular with our hotel guests and the local JBR community. I’m looking forward to seeing it open.”

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