Weekends in October promise to be packed with activities and events you don’t want to miss so plan well in advance and book now!
Ras Al Khaimah is coming into its own this year what with a new zipline and observation deck planned for Jebel Jais. But it’s not just the mountains that’s rolling out a good time – the emirate’s beaches on Al Marjan Island is ready to party it up all night on October 6 with Destination Dawn, the 12-hour beach festival. The festival will be headlined by Dutch DJ R3HAB Russian trio Swanky Tunes another Dutch act, the Bassjackers and will feature food trucks, beverages and chill-out zones. From 5am-5pm; ticket holders can bring their own tents and camp on the beach. Early bird tickets for Dh100 available on destinationdawn.com.
Abu Dhabi’s beaches too will come alive that weekend with the Caribbean Beach Festival. This third edition of the festival organised by Reggae Beachfest will take place at Yas Beach and will be headlined by Jamaican-American singer/songwriter Sean Kingston who’s known for hits like Fire Burning and Beautiful Girls. AGrammy nominee Jah Cure will also be performing at the fest. Tickets cost Dh120 at virginmegastore. me and Dh150 at the door.
Soul music and jazz take centre stage at The Irish Village on October 5 with Soul Jam – the show will see critically acclaimed soul, jazz and R&B artists such as Alexander O’Neal, Omar, Jaki Graham and Mica Paris. Tickets from Dh175 per person at tixbox.com; show starts at 9pm.