ENLIGHTENMENT ON THE BEACH
AFTER POPPING UP AS SEASONAL DESTINATIONS this summer in Baku, Santorini and Mykonos, BuddhaBar Beach has set its sights on the Middle East, where the venue’s very first permanent destination will open later this year at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The famed restaurant-bar-lounge concept has been known for its unique atmosphere since launching in Paris in 1996, and this newest, beachfront, incarnation releases that energy into an al fresco setting. From morning to night, guests – anticipated to comprise the region’s chic residents and the international jet set – can sip on cocktails and nosh on cuisine that mixes Asian flavours with Mediterranean flair. Buddha-Bar DJs will also be present, creating a soundtrack alongside culinary events, guest DJs, and nightly entertainment and performers. Sounds like the ultimate Zen for the UAE’s sybaritic beach-set.