Peruvian, American, European, Arabic, Ethiopian… you can now eat your way around the world in just 120 metres of beachfront.
Dubai’s not exactly short of places to eat… but hey, you can’t have too much of a good thing.
Especially not ones with a view like this, right?
Meet Club Vista Mare, a new beachfront dining on Palm Jumeirah that opened on Monday, bringing seven restaurants to a 120-metre stretch of sand.
It’s the brainchild of developer Nakheel, who’ve also added 37 studio units to the project (said to cost around Dhs1.15 million each).
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There’s also several shops, 250 car parking spots, and gym facilities on site, bringing the cost of the whole 85,000-square-foot development up to Dhs120 million.
Now, while we can’t quite afford a studio right now, we can definitely afford dinner – so what’s on the menu?
Cuisine from around the world
Club Vista Mare’s seven eateries can seat 2,000 diners at a time, and all restaurants offer pretty unbeatable views of the Palm’s eastern shoreline (the restaurants are still awaiting their licenses). All have terraces and some even have seating directly on the beachfront, so we’re thinking this will be a prime spot come the cooler winter months.
So, naturally there’s a Peruvian restaurant (seems Dubai can never have enough) called Aji, although this one has a Japanese twist, and you’ll find plenty of seafood at top-end Ibn Al Bahr.
For the healthy eaters, there’s Breeze – a “beach grill concept” that’ll include a raw bar and deli counter – and those seeking traditional Arabic fare can hit up Abyat.
For American comfort food and European plates try The Tap House, or pizza, pasta and the like will be flowing at Simply Italian.
Finally there’s Gursha – an Ethiopian restaurant that we’re particularly looking forward to trying.
Our next few weekends just got sorted…