Barasti

Famous or infamous, this Dubai institution is as popular as ever 16 Reviews

Drink Deal
Ladies night

Free flowing bubbles for Dhs50 Timings: 7.30pm-10.30pm (Tuesday)

Happy Hour

30 percent discount on selected beverages Timings: 4pm-7pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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You can’t say Barasti hasn’t put the years in to earn its status – starting out as nothing but a shack on Mina Seyahi’s beach 13 long years ago, its popularity has never wavered. And since its extensive 2006 revamp, when the wood-decked, sun-drenched bar almost doubled in size, it’s become by far the busiest spot in town.

Though this may put off some punters (though it can’t be many), we like to think the crowd reflects the different strands of Dubai’s expat population: while the old timers tend to frequent the more relaxed ground floor and shuffle along to live classics from the in-house band, newer arrivals are more likely to head downstairs for the trendy white decor, DJ, dancefloor and, obviously, the beach (while the hungry march straight to the first floor for their superb bar food). All, however, can get away with choosing to dress up or don flip flops – Barasti has room for all.

By Daisy Carrington
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Umm Suqeim, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 318 1313
  • Travel: Al Sufouh Road
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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: Live music

User reviews:

Posted by: Abdul Ghafoor on 06 Feb ' 13 at 13:32
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Every thing is good abt barasti.but sometimes long qeue outside on entrence over theweekends to get inside.Hate wating to get inside.

Posted by: verona Baker on 22 Jan ' 13 at 02:13

Love this place was there 1/2/13 all night practically...the salmon melts in your mouth...dinner was a large portion..drinks were great The one man performer could sing almost anything...from Marvin Gay, Bob Marley & Bruno Mars...everyone enjoyed the music..dance floor was very crowded..staff wonderful...downfall a bit expensive but well worth the night!!! Place was beautiful...great atmosphere! odd the singer was from a little island off the coast of India. spoke perfect English!

Posted by: Youko on 29 Oct ' 12 at 11:05
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

I'll never come back because of the security guard.
His behavior is arrogant and meaningless.

Posted by: Caroline Crossley on 30 May ' 12 at 11:50

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Love this place, you can't beat dancing bare foot on the beach with the towering buildings staring down on you!! Can be sweaty in the day so be prepared but such a great place.

Posted by: Britta Tiarks on 26 Apr ' 11 at 20:01
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: Cyrus on 03 Mar ' 11 at 22:04
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Excellent selection of food and drinks, good music, great crowd, amazing ambience and scenery, very dynamic atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place. I've had a few unnecessary push and shovs from the overzealous security guards at the door, but otherwise the staff are friendly enough.

Posted by: Angie on 03 Mar ' 11 at 16:34
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: ali on 12 Feb ' 11 at 09:09
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

so nice :)

Posted by: Bernard on 26 Sep ' 10 at 19:18
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

One of the best beach bar in Dubai.

Posted by: SAGAR on 06 Aug ' 10 at 12:39
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

AWESUM PLACE...AWESUM CROWD....

Posted by: wotan on 07 Jul ' 10 at 08:12
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: Michael on 09 May ' 10 at 10:16
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

The best in party Dubai.

Posted by: josh on 28 Mar ' 10 at 08:47

Good place, Many of the younger crowd, mainly from UK, USA etc

Loads of women too so always pleaseing to the eye.

Would recommend this place if you have not been already. Also a good place to start before you hit a club

Posted by: SK on 05 Jan ' 10 at 15:42
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Ambience is just perfect for a breezy evening ! It can be a refreshing treat with your friends and loved ones! A must go for Groups!

Posted by: richard james on 06 Dec ' 09 at 15:51
  • Best for: Live music

Where the "in crowd" go very poor service, very hot in the summer, weekends to crowded by the in people, very bad quality beer in a warm plastic cup, the only place ive seen bar fights in a bar in Dubai over the last 6 years, not recomended, but the young Dubai ferternity still flock there!!!

Posted by: Ajay on 02 Sep ' 09 at 17:48
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

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