Bo­ra­cay

→ Open Sat-wed 9pm-3am; Thu-fri 8pm-3am. Asiana Ho­tel, Deira (056 421 7766).

Time Out Dubai - - MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE -

TIRED OF HAV­ING to put on your smartest at­tire to gain en­try into a club? Well you cer­tainly won’t get sent away for your train­ers at Bo­ra­cay.

The night­club in Deira is named af­ter a beach re­sort in the Philip­pines, and it’s suc­ceeded in bring­ing a taste of the fun-lov­ing is­land to the desert.

The spot is pop­u­lar with Dubai’s Filipino com­mu­nity and it’s clear to see why it’s be­come such a hit.

When we visit on a week­end, the venue is ab­so­lutely buzzing with a cover band belt­ing out the tunes while par­ty­go­ers dance and sing just as en­thu­si­as­ti­cally. There are no judge­ments here – ev­ery­one is out for a good time.

It’s not the least bit swish or swanky, but we find that re­fresh­ing, and al­though the dé­cor is some­what dated, we think it only adds to the charm.

It’s a big space, and one that fills up quickly, and the crowd seem to be big fans of the disco lights that make you feel like you’re back in the nineties – all that’s miss­ing is our scrunchies.

Drinks aren’t as cheap as you might ex­pect in this side of town, how­ever, and a pint will set you back around Dhs50, while bot­tles of hops start at Dhs42. There’s also a de­cent range of grape on of­fer, which starts at Dhs49 a glass, too.

If you’re into nofrills fun and a bit of cheesy mu­sic (with danc­ing op­tional but in­evitable), you could do a lot worse than a trip to Boro­cay.

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