Deira venue is aesthetic but service is slow Reviews

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Named after the salt-white beaches of Boracay Island in the Philippines, this cavernous Deira venue shuns the usual nightclub format, instead offering nightly concerts in typically rambunctious style. Double-height ceilings drenched in hallucinogenic purple and a succession of lively acts flanked by giant screens sounds like a winner. But any initial excitement is quickly subdued by the service, which is slow, bordering on comatose. You’ll also have to get there early for Thursday and Friday nights, when tables are snapped up in advance.

The acts, which range from impressive to bizarre – with plenty of cheesy ’80s renditions in between – are admittedly fun and entertaining. But the overall atmosphere, which ramps up when the dancefloor begins to fill later on, is dampened by Boracay’s sheer size. What’s more, you’ll need to order the entire night’s drinks in one go to get served in time for closing, so you’ll be lucky to stay merry enough to realise that Boracay is more end-of-the-pier than end-of-the-week. This place took almost four years to build. It seems the owners have stuck with that mentality.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Asiana Hotel, Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 238 7777
  • Travel: Salahudin Road
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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: Live music

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Posted by: Andrew on 09 Jan ' 13 at 06:53
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I thought this place was great. A group of 7 of us went and had an amazing time. The music is pumping and the bands are very good. We had a great night and will definately be back again

Posted by: tarun on 02 Dec ' 12 at 11:17
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

worst ever filipino disco i have visited very bad service, even after booking table for 8 in afternoon they did'nt kept our table and said that we were 15 min late thats y they dont have table.

Posted by: eve on 20 Jun ' 12 at 08:31
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

the first time i went to this place the service is so bad, it was hard to get another drink bcoz they pretend not to see u, but i still give another chance so we went back again but it was worse, imagine going to a restaurant/ night club that serves food and beverages that dont have a COFFEE!!!! well, they have a brandy but dont have coffee to go with it and i even told them instant would be husband drinks coffee with brandy after a long session of drinking and obviously this was the only place in Dubai we cannot get COFFEE!!!!

Posted by: Paige on 06 Dec ' 11 at 07:26
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I really like this place, its perfect for Filipinos. The place is really big and the choice of entertainment, drinks and food is very good!

Posted by: editha on 15 Oct ' 11 at 10:31
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

The Worst club in Dubai ever, yeah the place is good but the entertainment is really worst. The host are talking too much!! the beer was worst also seems like they just mixed too much water in it. Music bad. as well

Posted by: Jade on 14 Oct ' 11 at 08:06
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

A BAR that plays LULLABY MUsIc........
U better think before going to that place....
U will just waste ur time and money.....

Posted by: Yos Barles on 04 Jul ' 11 at 12:52

Possibly the BEST Filipino Bar/Club in the Middle East, the place is amazingly HUGE with fantastic Live Entertainment that plays a wide range of repertoire. Food is alright, sisig is a disappointment though, Service is SLOW, so you better order all at one time when you grab a server, specially on a Friday Night. BORACAY CLUB is the best Party Place for the Filipino's to date. Be there before 10 PM for a great promo.

Posted by: gefmel on 29 Jun ' 11 at 05:05

how much is the drinks later at night

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