Buddha-Bar Beach is set to open later this year at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, and will be the fourth of its kind in the world and the first one to be as a permanent destination.
Seasonal venues appeared this summer in Baku, Azerbaijan, and on Greek islands Santorini and Mykonos.
Buddha-Bar Beach takes the urban brand al fresco and will be open from morning until late. Mixologists will concoct cocktails to complement its food offering, which blend Japanese, Thai, and other Asian flavours with Mediterranean influences.
Buddha-Bar DJs will provide the soundtrack, and the venue will also offer culinary events, guests DJs, and nightly entertainment and performers.
In an interview in 2015, Buddha Bar Worldwide president Tarja Visan had then teased a Dubai location for the Buddha-Bar Beach concept.