Headliners R3HAB, BassJackers and Swanky Tunes kept beats flowing from dusk till dawn as festival’s camping area proves a hit with regional visitors
Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Marjan Island has cemented its standing as one of UAE’s hottest beachfront dance spots after the latest edition of Destination Dawn – the emirate’s bi-annual beach music festival – attracted thousands of party-goers from across the country and wider region.
Event headliners R3HAB, one of Holland’s hottest music exports, Dutch duo BassJackers, and Russian trio Swanky Tunes, each took to the decks throughout the 12-hour festival, with electro-dance combo, Hollaphonic, and other UAE acts providing a jam-packed bill of support acts.
Heightening the festival experience, Al Marjan Island welcomed double the number of overnight guests to the festival’s camping area, with revellers sleeping beneath the stars on the white sand beach.
Fuelling party-goers throughout the night was an eclectic menu of cuisines from Ras Al Khaimah’s leading food trucks, including Asian delicacies at Wokinaki and Hooked, international burger flavours from Tandem, serving a range of salads, burgers and sandwiches, pizza joint Copperwood, and Jammin Chicken, which brought Jamaican poultry dishes to the masses.
The twice-annual Destination Dawn is organised by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and will return to the emirate early next year. For more information, visit www.destinationdawn.com.