I am a BIG fan of Trader Vic’s. It is my go-to place for…happiness. I love the live Latino music and the dancing. I love the food. But most of all, I love the Mai Tais and the Tiki Puka Pukas. My friends and I were genuinely heartbroken when they closed down the no dancing Mai Tai Lounge in the Al Fattan Tower in JBR. So, we were all double happy when they opened this latest incarnation at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah not far away.
The interior of this new branch follows through on the same warm, inviting island décor Trader Vic’s is so famous for. It’s beautiful. And big. Bigger, I think, than either of the other branches. Big enough to accommodate a dedicated dance floor and space for the live band. There’s also an expansive terrace…with a beachfront view – very, very nice. Everything else is the same as the other branches. The only difference is that this new one still needs to find its mojo. That said, it’s still well worth a visit.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.