Buddha-Bar Beach has made its Middle East debut, bringing Pacific Rim cuisine, innovative cocktails, and cutting-edge beats to The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.
Santorini has one, the Maldives has one, and they even have them in Baku and Mykonos. But those are only summer pop-up…. However, ‘Buddha Beach Bar – Abu Dhabi’ is the only permanent venue in the world! Cool hey?
The venue occupies the previous space held by Turquoiz and has the best views of the sunset in the whole of the city. The new concept retains all the positive elements but takes the outdoor seating terrace and design to a whole new level.
The day-to-night destination takes the famous brand alfresco, bringing bohemian chic design and opulent decor into all-natural elements that integrate stones, wood and colourful organic features with futuristic undertones, and vintage flavours. From what we understand, the venue will be opening initially in the evenings, but with plans to also open for lunch, whilst expanding the ‘daytime’ experience post-Ramadan.
Music is central to the Buddha-Bar ethos, saxophonists Milan will perform sunset sessions five evenings a week, and joined by DJ Bambina as the resident DJ. We also hear there will also be a steady rotation of guest DJs too performing throughout the year. No word yet on specialist nights or what guest DJs they will have lined up, but you can be sure that they will have some fantastic names and concepts in the pipeline.
‘Worldwide Executive Bar Chef’ for the Buddha-Bar brand, Matthias Giroud has spent over 20 years developing the cocktail concepts of all Buddha-Bar venues and sister brands. Matthias will be on hand to lovingly create unique, one of a kind cocktail interpretation specifically for Abu Dhabi.
From what we have seen so far, Buddha-Bar Beach looks set to tick all the boxes from a location, food, drink, and music perspective. Go check it out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
Buddha-Bar Beach is open now. For more information, and details on upcoming events at Buddha-Bar visit: www.thecapitallist.ae/where-to-go/venues/buddha-bar-beach or www.buddhabarbeachabudhabi.com