Location: Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi
Tel: 02 562 9100
Times: 1pm-11pm, Fri-Sat; Sat brunch 3pm
Price: House grape from Dhs45 per glass
Blue Marlin is a bar that encapsulates the Ibizan spirit. Think: chill-out and sunset. The venue is split into several sections, including a terrace, a dining area, a bar area, VIP areas, dip pools and, of course, the beach. And, should you feel like splashing the cash, you can hire your own private cabana. The crowd is young and beautiful, but the atmosphere is rather relaxed in the daytime with chill-out tunes and sundowners. But as soon as the sun sets on Ghantoot’s man-made island the music gets pumped up and the crowd boogies on down to some of the world’s top DJs. The food on offer will lead you on a culinary adventure, with flavours of the Mediterranean and hints of the Orient to savour. Blue Marlin is a stylish beach club that provides Balearic-style relaxation and entertainment on the doorstep.