For a real holiday vibe check out Dubai's best beach bars
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort
+971 4 399 3333
If you’re trying to escape the pretentious crowd and you want a no frills great night out, head for Barasti for a true holiday vibe experience overlooking the Arabian sea. Start with evening drinks and their super bar food and stay till late when the party really kicks off on the beach. Alternatively, for the ‘daytimers’ come here for a relaxing breezy lunch. If you’re lucky enough to be around when a top DJ or live concert is performing – go ahead and experience the energy, it is awesome. Dressing here is a mix of casual and bling, but just beware it is an outdoor venue so the summers will get sticky.
Entry: No strict entry but book a table else you will be kept waiting.
Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah
+971 (0)55 200 4321
Open: beach area open daily frommidday. Big nights are Tuesdays and Fridays2pm-1am.
A more upmarket beach party pulling in the higher class punters. Book a cabana or table in advance or go early and grab a few beanbags. For the ladies, Tuesday is the night to go where there is free admission, cocktails and snack platters to share. Friday is the biggest day of the week and the pool party begins at 2pm and rocks till1am. After 4pm, expect to pay an entry fee of 100dhs or if you and a group of mates want to feel special get a VIP seating area for 4000 dhs min spend on food, shisha and drinks, in return this will buy you 12 entry tickets and of course a swanky seating area. Atmosphere is electric and the music is varied to keep everyone happy. Check out their website or facebook page for info on upcoming acts and DJs which play regularly throughout the month.
Entry: After 4pmthis is a strictly over 21 event and 100 dhs entry per person will be levied except on Tuesdays where ladies are free. For more info and reservations, call the number above or visit www.nasimibeach.com/ or search forNasimiBeach on facebook.