Club Vista Mare hotspot, Aji, has announced that it is closing its doors at the end of May after two and half years of business.
Situated at the popular beachfront dining strip, the restaurant was known for serving up one of Dubai’s most popular Monday ladies’ nights. Not only this, but it became popular with residents for its mid-range Japanese-Peruvian dishes.
The restaurant took to social media to announce its closure plans. “We are saddened to announce that we will be closing our doors by the end of this month,” the homegrown restaurant posted to Facebook. “We want to thank all our guests and the community for supporting us throughout this wonderful journey of two and a half years.”
It’s unclear as to whether the restaurant has plans to relocate at this point – made all the more questionable by a statement saying “the best is yet to come” in the departing Facebook post.
Aji opened in 2016 alongside beach bar Breeze and gastropub The Tap House on the beachfront at Club Vista Mare. It has since been joined by Ibn AlBahr Lebanese restaurant, Ras Beach Vibes bar and Abyat, another Lebanese restaurant.
Aji joins the likes of Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera and Galvin Bistrot & Bar, which have also closed their doors in 2019.