Atlantis Hotel, The Palm - 055 200 4321 facebook.com/ NasimiBeach
JOURNEY TIME (FROM TECOM): 15 minutes.
GETTING IN IF NOT ON GUESTLIST/ VIP/ TABLE: Usually OK on a regular night, but if there’s an event it’s normally Dhs100 or Dhs150 for the bigger names.
DRINK PRICES: Glass of wine Dhs30- 55, beer Dhs35- 40, vodka Dhs40.
NUMBER OF BARS: 1 bar inside and 2 outside.
BAR QUEUES: Too much job- separation - one cashier, one order taker, one runner makes you wait longer.
CLIENTELLE: Young people’s place. Not many over 30s.
COST OF SUNLOUNGER/DAY BED: Free based on an AED 250 minimum spend at the restaurant. So not free, it’s 250.
FOOD: Using the burger as the standard, they’re looking for 95 AED and you’ve got a feeling that it’s gonna be one of those onebite ones too.
MUSIC/ DJS: The venue has defi nitely lost its allure from a few years ago but they’re bringing more promoters on board this year. Expect deep house and a touch of progressive most weekends.
ENTRY COST: Normally free.
OPENING HOURS: 12pm to 3am
EASE OF GETTING A TAXI AFTER: Usually pretty good.
COMING UP: Hed Kandi are confi rmed for a residency, with Philip George playing on March 20.