Lisa Nicolson, Helen Barnett, Leanne McCabe and Sarah Noray
By the admission of the manager himself, ‘pool party’ perhaps isn’t the best way to describe Barasti’s new poolside event. After all, pool parties in Dubai tend to be rather raucous affairs, featuring plenty of bikini-clad patrons and pumping house music. Barasti is offering a chilled-out alternative in its newly cleaned pool (the one you might have previously mistaken for a duck pond), with resident DJ Martin Metcalfe providing an ambient soundtrack and guests enjoying the best of the all-day barbecue. The event, which takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, will run until people can no longer stand the heat – but expect it to be a regular fixture come cooler climes.
Montse, Alejandro and Jorge
Rosa and Helen
Diane Hannouche and Georges Sofia
Silvia and Adele
Jo Powell, Mez McDonald, Rach Flemming and Amber McIntyre