Barasti Beach Bar
Just voted Bar Of The Year 2011 by Hotelier Middle East. Barasti Bar is found at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, on the Al Sufouh Road in Dubai, which is in the heart of the Dubai marina and overlooks the Arabian Gulf.
Barasti enjoys a beach front location which is enough to tempt people of any culture and nationality to the sun trap of a bar. The Le Meridien enjoys one of the longest stretches of private beach, which gives an extensive stretch of beachfront to allow a large crowd to attend Barasti.
The 75 bar staff are both quick and concise with their service, having been trained by the management team to remember and process numerous orders. Majority of the staff have been long term employees at the Barasti which shows their love and commitment for the place that they work, something that is not that common in the industry.
With a packed out crowd most nights, Barasti fulfils its customers’ needs with quality drinks, music and shisha pipes which attracts people of all ages. The chilled out tunes relax the patrons and add to the feel of the place.
It is a particularly popular place for expats to meet up, with this being very much like a bar from home. Down stairs you will find a clinical white interior, with music played by the in house DJ, chilled out tunes, recent hits and background music makes a great venue to be at and seen at. The Barasti Bar is on two levels, where you will find two top level bars, one inside which is basically a sports bar with big screens showing the latest sports news and events. The other bar is found outside, which is on wooden decking where you will find an array of seating with shisha pipes.
On the beach level downstairs the live DJ’s spin the latest hits for the younger crowd that congregate there at the weekend, whilst more sedate music is played in the upstairs bar.
On the beach front you will find limited seating, however the odd huge boulder makes a great place to sit out at night and enjoy your drink, and chill to the tunes with the huge crowds. The cool fresh air is ideal to relax with friends whilst admiring the backdrop of skyscrapers, as well as being able to wander on the beach and dance near the water’s edge or simply to take a tranquil stroll.
The bar won top spot in the Top 100 Bars list, which is compiled from guest feedback by World’s Best Bars www.worldsbestbars.com. It is obvious why the Barasti bars regulars and visitors all voted the bar as their number one place to drink and dance in Dubai. The bar regularly attracts a huge number of music lovers on the peak nights, which explains why this is not only a previous winner of the world’s top bar, but about the busiest bar in Dubai.
At The time of the award Shaun Parsons, Executive Assistant Manager said “Barasti has always been number one with its most regular patrons, but to receive international recognition is fantastic.” “Barasti Bar is the social hub of Dubai and is a venue that is always full of excitement. The team here works hard to keep the product fresh and innovative, while maintaining great service levels, and I think that has been the main factor in Barasti being voted the best bar in the world,” Parsons added.