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“Beach Bar”
Review of Barasti Beach Bar

Barasti Beach Bar
Ranked #205 of 9,524 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: The Marina
Description: The World famous Barasti Beach Bar has always been one of the city's most vibrant bars - and it's now better than ever following a huge renovation. Boasting a vast new outdoor seating area and Dubai's biggest and best live sport big screen, it's simply the best place to watch sport with a cool drink and bar snacks. Inside, live music is on throughout the week with plenty of seating for sundowners, food and a fantastic night out.
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beach Bar”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

nice, fun beach, great views and great food/drink! This is a fun hip young place worth checking out for an afternoon...

Visited October 2013
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Alesund, Norway
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“Be there before sunrise if you want a sunbed with an umbrella - don't bring your own drinking water”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went to Barasti Beach thinking that this would be a great day in the sun - great music playing as it's next too a beach bar, and drinks on the beach. However, as soon as we stepped out of the taxi we realized that that wasn't going to be the reality. Outside the security gates (come on Le Meridien, it's a beach, not an airport) were two bulky guys with a terrible service attitude. They treated us more like convicts than paying costumers. Without a smile on their faces they commanded us to open our beach bags so that they could search us. And when they found three 1.5 liter bottles of water (yes; water, wasser, aqua, vann, eau) they told us in a most hostile way that we weren't allowed to bring it in to the beach area. When we gave them our water and proceeded to the beach, my first impression of the Barasti Beach was not good. If the security guys had been a tad more friendly in the way they communicated with us, I would have been more undestanding, and been left with a much better first impression. TERRIBLE! This was also the recurring theme with all the security guards on the beach. Very unfriendly.

And then, when we found our way to the beach (it opened at 11 AM, we were there 10 min past), we had to put our beach towels on the sand, because all the 10 sunbeds were already taken. The beach itself was dirty, with sigarette buds, fruit left from the pitchers and other trash lying around. And of course no music playing from the beach bar.

The bottles of drinking water cost 40 AED, which meant that we hadn't bought enough cash to buy beer and lunch at the beach. But that probably wouldn't have become an issue, because without an umbrella or the chance to find a place in the shade, the Arabian sun gets too sizzling hot and we had to leave after just three hours.

All in all a very disappointing experience - Dubai is usually such a friendly place, so we didn't expect this at all.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Buzzing venue in great location”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Had a great night watching football on the big screen then venturing onto the beach for a relax. Decent prices for booze and food. Good vibe too.. Must visit bar in dubai

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Seattle, Washington
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“An ok place to get a drink...”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Average selection of beers and drinks. My biggest complaint is that there was limit wait staff. I had to go up to the bar to get rounds drinks for my table. Atmosphere outside was nice and had lots of room if you had a large group of friends, inside was small tables and sorta cramped. Overall, an OK place to get a drink if your with a small group.

  • Visited July 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great laid back place!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We love coming here on our travels over to Dubai! Great service and of course the new addition of the Giant TV the other half loves being more of a sports bar so never misses a match. Food is amazing and if staying at the Meridien or Westin can charge things to the room!

Visited August 2013
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