An all-night rave and a stylish boutique dance festival are on offer this weekend
Clubland: Destination Dawn, Groove on the Grass and Gregory Tresher
Everybody wants a slice of the EDM pie. With Abu Dhabi and Dubai hosting their own mega dance festivals, Creamfields and Sensation respectively, Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Marjan Island has stepped up with its own dance-music gathering, Destination Dawn. The festival lives up to its name, with 12 hours of music and the last artist ending their set at 5am. UAE favourites Hollaphonic will perform alongside Morocco’s R3hab, Holland’s Bassjackers and Russia’s Swanky Tunes.
Friday, October 6 at Al Marjan Island. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets cost from Dh200 from dubai.platinumlist.net. A free bus shuttle is offered from Dubai (at Noor Bank Metro Station) between 5pm and 7pm, returning between 2am and 5am on Saturday
Groove on the Grass
The boutique dance festival returns at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The focus here is as much on dancing your night way as tastefully enjoying the sounds of evocative DJs and a cutting-edge light system in a friendly environment. Headliners are Chilean-American artist Nicolas Jaar and Italy’s DJ Tennis.
Friday, October 6 Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets cost from Dh255 from dubai.platinumlist.net
Gregor Tresher is the one to call for a stylish party from Berlin to Tokyo and Los Angeles. The German DJ, who spins styles including techno and hip-hop, will bring that flare to Dubai’s Media One hotel with a set at On42.
Thursday, October 5, On42, Media One. Tickets are Dh120 at the door. For more information, email email@example.com