There’s going to be a 12-hour music festival in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE next month

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There’s going to be a 12-hour music festival on the beaches of Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah on May 12, with festivities running from 5pm on Friday May 12 all the way until 5am the following morning.

Oh, and yes, there’ll be alcohol.

Partygoers have also been encouraged by organisers Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) to bring along their camping gear to catch some z’s once they’re pooped out.

If you don’t own a tent, don’t worry. There’s a rent-a-tent option when you book your ticket for Dhs50.

“It’s going to be a great night to remember, set against Ras Al Khaimah’s stunning sunset and sunrise, and for those that really want to enjoy the festival vibe.

“Al Marjan Island is an ideal location to bring a tent, set up camp and sleep under the stars,” said RAKTDA’s CEO Haitham Mattar.

There’ll be a bundle of food and drink outlets on hand, as well as ‘chill out’ zones if you need to take a break from the crowds.

Check out the event’s trailer…

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What’s the line-up like?

Headlining the 12-hour party will be hip-hop star Taboo of Black Eyed Peas, as well as electro and prog-house DJ Juicy M.

Supporting acts include UAE-based electro-dance boys Hollaphonic as well as a number of other UAE artists to keep the party going.

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How much are tickets?

Early-bird tickets start from Dhs100 and include free shuttle bus access to and from the festival from Manara Center Parking, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

The buses will be leaving every 20 minutes from 4pm on 12 May, returning from Al Marjan Island every 20 minutes from 3am the next day.

Once the early-bird tickets have sold out, first wave tickets will cost Dhs150 and second wave at Dhs200.

Tickets can be purchased from the event’s website, Virgin tickets, Platinum List and any UAE Exchange branch.

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