Huge beach festival returns to Dubai’s Barasti

Sunsets Festival is back for another three-day extravaganza, and it has a brilliant new twist

It’s back for year four, and this is one that we just can’t wait for.

Following the huge weekend-long beach party-meets-festival on the Dubai shore in recent years, Corona Sunsets Festival is back for another three days, and it’s promising to be a big one.

Taking place between Thursday October 25 and Saturday 27, the festival will this year do away with the floating bar we saw out in the Arabian Gulf in 2017, and instead look to show off how bars of the future can be 100 percent sustainable. So while you walk along with one of your handmade hops-based mixed drinks, getting ready to party on down to some immense headliners (more exciting news on that to come soon), you can also find out how you can do a bit of good for the environment.

The organisers say the sustainable pop-up bar is the first in Dubai, and will be serving up zero-waste drinks. You can also head to the allotment, being put on by the hosts, where you can use fresh produce to mix your very own mixed drink.

For the festival, the whole beach will be transformed into an open-air, organic gallery by using bamboo and sustainable materials. You’ll be able to pick up a range of clothing created from various plastics recovered from the ocean, as well as reclaimed wooden sunglasses, and a whole bunch more funky, sustainable goings-on across the beach.

Get ready for another heaving weekend of beach party fun, bring it on.
Free. Oct 25-27. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 318 1313).

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