By Staff writer
Cuisine from across the globe is on the menu at Club Vista Mare which opens on Palm Jumeirah
Cuisine from across the globe is on the menu at Club Vista Mare, Nakheel’s new AED120 million ($32.6 million) beachfront contemporary dining and leisure complex, which has opened on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.
The latest project in Nakheel’s AED20 billion hospitality and retail expansion, Club Vista Mare features seven new restaurants, all set directly on the beach.
Cuisine on offer includes Italian, Middle Eastern, European, American Nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese) and Ethiopian through a variety of new brands.
Nestled between the Shoreline Apartments and Tiara Residences on the eastern side of the island, Club Vista Mare spans 50,000 sq ft and can seat 2,000 guests at a time.
Each restaurant has indoor and outdoor terrace seating with some featuring space directly on the beach. Around 250 parking spaces are also available.
The brands include Breeze, a beach grill concept including raw bar and deli-counter, Aji, Japanese-Peruvian (Nikkei) cuisine, Ibn Al Bahr, seafood restaurant, Abyat, featuring traditional Arabic food, The Tap House, European cuisine and American comforts, Simply Italian and Gursha, the first Ethiopian restaurant in the area.
Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Club Vista Mare is yet another unique addition to our ever-growing range of new projects at our flagship project, Palm Jumeirah. We have delivered an exceptional new venue that offers a diverse collection of dining options in a stunning setting, and further enhances Palm Jumeirah’s position as a world-leading destination for spectacular waterfront recreation.”
The Club Vista Mare F&B complex complements Palm Views East and West, two other Nakheel-owned restaurant destinations that opened on Palm Jumeirah last year. Nakheel also operates clubs at Jumeirah Islands and Jebel Ali, with more on the way.
Ask the tenants in the first 2 floors of Tiara that bought water-view and now looking at the back of a building and car park how they like Club Vista Mare
I genuinely do not understand how Nakheel has been able to get away with the destruction of value in the Tiara, and why/how the press has not reported it. They literally built right in front of another, beach facing block of apartments. Wow. It is astonishing how Nakheel has been given carte blanche to trample on Dubai's reputation as a place that operates on normal understandable business rules...
to be honest nothing surprises me anymore. well one thing does; how come people keep on buying knowing full well things like this could happen?
First building like this happened in Spain, and I assume almost any other Mediterranean country. It is obvious that you may have only one beach but you can sell many generations of beach line properties.
About why... well ainÂ´t that obvious?
Emaar have done precisely the same thing in the Yansoon district in Old Town obliterating the view of many of the apartments and replacing it with the blank wall of a power generating station right in front of their balconies. They have also built restaurants on the Boulevard destroying people's views, peace and quiet and offending their olfactory senses with the stench of cooking and oil. Shisha cafes are allowed to operate right next to residential units contrary to law. The answer is Nakheel and Emaar do whatever they like and they treat any complaints with utter incompetence and contempt. And if you persist they get nasty as reported on this website repeatedly before. As a home owner you have no rights except the right to pay an exorbitant service charge for sub-standard service and maintenance.
Perhaps because publications like AB refuse to print the comments of people who have insight into the matter and continue to protect the status quo. They are part of the problem.
Mugged Off, I don't entirely disagree, but I would point you in the direction of the UAE's media law and leave you to draw your own conclusions about how much AB is at liberty to print the kind of the comments you allude to.
Remember, it is against UAE law to publish anything that harms the economic interests of the country....
@Doug interestingly enough it is not clear that this law would not even apply to analysts publishing some research on a UAE company.
Are not you missing someone in this discussion?
What is so interesting is that it is hard to find a good restaurant in Dubai at all levels. Further what is interesting is the amount of money that people must invest whilst their restaurants sit basically empty. Where do they get this cash flow? The marketing is superb in Dubai and most often you can find a good presentation, but then the food is horrible. It seems that the market is saturated with restaurants with a new one opening every week, but this just highlights to me that there is a weak job market or lack of challenging positions. Soon you will see a slew of restaurants going under only making room for a new restaurant and so the cycle continues.
Can you define what is a good restaurant for you? Are you talking good as in 3 stars good or normal people good?
I have a few restaurants in Dubai that I consider really good and a few of them I consider really good value. I agree that there is lot of wannabes but it is the same in London (or Madrid)
Thais in Dubai can be really good (and I am thinking even of a not too expensive one), Indians can be amazing, and Arab food can be quite good almost anywhere. French/Italian/Spanish I would pass.
The only thing I see is that most of the restaurants I like are quite old, have been with same management/owners for a long time, and even the waiters are the same for the last 10 years.
In terms of value for money depends. My favourite Russian place in London will be some 6-700 dhms per person (sturgeon is expensive) and yesterday I took some people to a 1 star one in Madrid at 400 dhms per person including wine.