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Dr. Ali's

A memorable culinary journey

This exceptional restaurant pays tribute to a much-loved Maldivian doctor called Dr. Ali, who delighted everyone with his wonderfully woven nature stories and enticing recipes.

The cuisine, prepared in a tempting range of international styles, is simple, fresh and innovative – and the first of its kind in the Maldives.

Buddha-Bar Beach Pop-Up 

Buddha-Bar Beach is bringing its pulsating energy and unforgettable atmosphere to Villingili Island from 1 November 2018 to 28 February 2019.

The pop-up features Mediterranean and Asian fusion cuisine – from Buddha-Bar Worldwide’s Chef Zuzumo’s tantalising menu, specifically designed to add a social element to the dining experience with a sharing menu of small plates, ideal for families and groups of friends alike.

In addition, guests can experience the bar’s mixology corner headed by Buddha-Bar Worldwide’s Executive Bar Chef, Matthias Giroud, who has concocted a unique cocktail list infused with fresh ingredients from the resort’s Chef’s Garden.

To complement the food and cocktails offering, Buddha-Bar DJ and music producer, Talilo is performing a subtle blend of house and lounge music.

Dr. Ali’s kitchen is helmed by four specialty chefs.

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Signature dishes from our experienced chef, crafted with meticulous attention to every detail and presented to your table.

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(960) 6897 888


On the east coast of the resort, facing the ocean.

Operating Hours

7pm - 10.30pm

Dress Code

Smart Casual

Smoking Policy

Dr. Ali’s accommodates both smoking and non-smoking guests.