The stretch of white sandy private beach, sparkling infinity pool with uninterrupted views over the Dubai Marina skyline, and artfully billowing cabanas framed by the iconic Instagrammable arch make Drift Beach an exclusive beachfront oasis. With the cooler months setting in, the beach club is welcoming guests for a vibrant meal under the star-kissed night sky.

We headed over for dinner on a Wednesday for the Drift by night soiree which features a DJ and live Jazz music. As the sun set and the Balearic tunes lulled us into a sense of calm, the alfresco restaurant beckoned. The natural driftwood, topaz hues, and clean white lines set the tone for a laid-back Provençal meal. Easing our anxiety as we walked in, the masked servers led us to the spaced-out seats where hand sanitizer bottles were on prominent display. Once our mind was at ease, we were ready to take in the enchanting ambience. Glimpses of the stunning olive tree offset by bright pink bougainvillea growing around the rustic ceiling fans transported us directly to the Mediterranean.

As we sat down to dinner, the romantic lighting and flickering candlelight were beautifully complemented by the music. Smooth saxophone melodies delighted our ears with the sounds of Louis Armstrong and Nina Simone and set the stage for the treat our taste buds were in for. The menu has been perfectly curated to match the chic surroundings, with options ranging from seafood, chicken, lamb and beef. The freshness of the organic ingredients is palpable in all the Provençal style dishes. Starting our culinary journey with the scrumptiously buttery Escargot was the perfect mise en place for the rest of the meal. The glazed Spanish octopus is a standout on the dinner menu, perfectly tangy yet sweet and grilled to perfection. The dessert menu is ardently devoted to French decadency. The pain perdu’s perfect caramel flavour exploded on our tongue and was the finesse end that the meal deserved.

Dinner is served from Wednesday to Saturday from 7 pm to 11 pm.

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Tartare de Thon

Le Poulpe Braisé

Les Escargots