Fodor's Expert Review Buddha Bar
Part of a chain casting its net around the world, where better to establish a presence than in hot Dubai? The terraces of Buddha Bar overlook the mouth of Dubai Marina and the comings and goings of the multimillion-dollar gin palaces (yachts or sailboats). Subdued lighting contrasts with flamboyant Asian sculpture and fiery red and golden hues. The large space is divided into varied zones, meaning there's room for a romantic tête-à-tête, or striking a pose for the public. After many years, Buddha Bar still attracts the über-cool and monied crowd.