The venue also confirmed there were no casualties…

A fire that broke out at Barasti Beach Bar on Monday was swiftly brought under control and no casualties reported, the venue has confirmed to What’s On.

On Monday June 3, photos and videos began to circulate on social media of large plumes of smoke coming from the edge of Dubai Marina, billowing into the sky on the corner of the entrance to Dubai Harbour and the W Dubai – Mina Seyahi. The fire had broken out at the beach shack bar down on the sand at Barasti, but was quickly contained.

Sharing a statement on Instagram stories, Barasti has said that the restaurant and summer tent will remain operational as usual today and going forward. However, the pool and beach area were declared to be “closed until further notice.”

In a new statement received on Wednesday evening – the legacy venue confirmed that as of today, Thursday June 6 – the pool, which is free to access, is once again open for sun-dappled frolicking.

Raising the Bar(asti)

Just in time for the summer chaleur, Barasti Beach Bar guests can take advantage of a range of dirham-stretching promotions, including:

Squeeze Ladies’ Day on Mondays: from 9am to 8pm, ladies get five beverages and 50 per cent off food for Dhs99. There’s an additional two free drinks if you bring an actual lemon. Never has citrus amnesty proved to be so profitable.

There’s another pink-themed ladies’ day on Tuesday, it’s the same deal with the same timings and if you’re wearing an all-pink swim suit between 9am and 11am you get two free drinks.

Brunch on Saturday and Sunday means unlimited drinks and one menu item between 1pm and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s Dhs179 for cabin crew and teachers, Dhs229 for ladies and Dhs269 for gents.

Barasti Beach Bar, Mina Seyahi, JBR, 9am to 3pm. @barastibeach

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