Here’s Where Dubai Harbour Meets the Mediterranean

Bar du Port is now open at the new waterfront development.

A little luxury and a lot of fun – it’s what you want out of a jaunt to the Mediterranean, it’s what you’re guaranteed at Bar du Port. The new bar and brasserie has taken up residence at Dubai Harbour, showcasing French-influenced cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a setting that personifies understated luxury. Launched by leading hospitality group Addmind, it is one of the first restaurants to open on the luxurious new waterfront development and combines the relaxed charm of the Ligurian Riviera with the glamour and playfulness of the Côte d’Azur and the subtle simplicity of Greek islands.

Bar du Port

Bar du Port exudes an aura of sophistication, its luxe bohemian décor featuring earthy tones that are complemented by raw timber and natural materials. The abundance of statement lighting, meanwhile, adds an instant wow factor. Stepping onto the large outdoor terrace, which boasts both enviable sunset and seaside views, guests can be forgiven for thinking that they have been transported to the shores of an enchanting Mediterranean island.

As for the aforementioned French-influenced cuisine? The menu has been designed by Hadi Saroufim, Executive Chef of Bar du Port, who looked to Mediterranean coastal flavours for inspiration. Culinary highlights include the Escargots (pink garlic, herb butter, tomato confit), Oysters N3 (lemon, shallot confit in xeres vinegar), Langoustine Linguine (caviar, langoustine bisque), Wood Grilled Octopus (dried chorizo, tomato tartare), Slow Cooked 250D Grain-Fed Angus Short Ribs, and Pain Perdu (drizzled with caramel sauce).

Bar du Port

Sebouh Tato, Addmind Group Beverage Manager, has curated the drinks menu that brings together an array of premium wines, champagne and spirits. The cocktail menu showcases Tato as a master of mixology, exhibiting inventive cocktails with intriguing flavour profiles. Here, standout signatures include the Go Fish (Martini Bianco Vermouth, Lillet Blanc, Maraschino Luxardo, Plymouth Gin, Angostura orange bitters), Côte d’Azur (Bacardi 8 Años, Hennessy V.S. Pimento Liqueur, Supasawa, vanilla essence, Paragon Timur berry cordial), and Sailor’s Tears (Bombay Sapphire, Italicus Supasawa, Mirin sweet wine, jasmine tea, osmanthus, chamomile tea).

Bar du Port

“With Bar du Port, we have captured the essence of the Mediterranean, offering a luxurious experience that still manages to feel welcoming and unpretentious,” says Wassim Zouein, Managing Director & Partner at Addmind Group. “Guests can visit us to enjoy a suspended moment over meticulously crafted cocktails and dine on dishes that encapsulate the heart and soul of the Mediterranean.”

GO: E-mail or call 050 969 9820 for reservations or more information.

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Samia Qaiyum
A textbook third culture kid with a perpetual thirst for adventure, Samia Qaiyum specialises in travel and culture, having lived in five countries and travelled to 34 others – just don't ask her to define the word 'home'.

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