Area: Dubai Marina, Dubai
With elevated decking affording fantastic views of the Gulf coast, Barasti Bar is a top-notch outdoor venue that pulls in massive crowds once the sizzling temperatures drop.
Barasti is an old favourite with fishermen, its relaxed atmosphere welcoming them as much as any designer-clad model type. Sports fans will also be able to keep pace with the latest big games on the big screen. The scratch band plays just about anything, lending the place a wonderfully mellow air.
Topping the chart for Best Bar in the 2008 ‘Best in Dubai’ awards, the simple menu and decent food at Barasti meant it also won Time Out’s ‘Best Bar Food 2008’ award. A magnet for every nationality, particularly students. It’s a great way to start the night, especially with their happy hour promotions.