the boyfriend and i decided to go to Nasimi Beach earlier as the final leg of my 3-day weekend. it was my first time to be in that bar and was very curious about it since i’ve been receiving invitations for their parties on Facebook. :p anyhow, here’s my take on the now very famous beach bar of dubai.
the ambiance: is FANTASTIC!!!!! the Atlantis hotel is just literally 500 meters away from you and the view of this magnificent property is a very good backdrop for camwhoring. hekhek. they have sun loungers, bean bags and high tables that you can choose from to have your drinks. we opted for the bean bags and feasted our eyes with the images of heavenly creatures all around us. YES dear friends, the bar is packed with eye-candies (men and women alike) dressed in nothing but a swimwear. yep, you read it right – swimwear. these sun-worshippers may have probably been there from noon until the time we arrived (which is around 5pm) as you can see the redness of their sunburnt backs from afar. :p anyway, this is an authentic “beach bar” and i love it!
staff: are all very friendly. from the guard who will welcome you as soon as you enter their bar to the waiters/waitresses who are all very sharp and in attention to everyone’s needs.
service: although the staff are all very friendly the service takes about a lifetime specially on getting the bill. it took them about 30mins to finally give us the bill and when they remembered that it was actually a happy hour, it took them about 20mins more to get back to us with the correct and discounted bill. well, not that i’m complaining – they can take all the time they need for the discount. :p
food: sucks. it was the most horrible frozen lemon margarita i’ve ever had and the beer they served the boyfriend was not even cold. the margarita tasted like water with lots of ice and a hint of salt – for real. i told the waiter about how awful it tasted and he offered to replace it. i refused because i don’t feel like they can do better than that – so ordered a vodka/sprite instead. nobody can go wrong with a vodka and sprite i suppose. the only good thing about the food/drinks we ordered were the calamari. calamari saved the day for us. :p
price: was too much considering that the margarita i ordered tasted like hell. but ok, forget about the quality of the drinks but i thought Nasimi Beach will be on the pricier side but I think it’s just the same as Barasti in terms of pricing. the quality of the mixed drinks is a totally different story, i’m just talking and comparing the prices of the drinks. :p
rating: i’d give it a 10 for the bar and concept of the place (where else can you go here in Dubai to party wearing nothing but your bikini?) but the drinks were a total waste i wouldn’t even rate it. i hope they get a better bartender or a fridge to store their beers.