Dubai’s newest non-pretentious nightspot is making a big statement as to its plans for the future with news that 90s pop icon Haddaway will appear at the official opening on Thursday December 12.

Societe Dubai at The Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, will open its doors to the public with a live performance by the ‘What is Love’ singer, who will also perform hits including ‘Life’, ‘I Miss You’ and ‘Rock My Heart’. 

Dubbing itself as “anything but the standard elite clubs of Dubai, priding itself on its non-pretentious outlook and music for the people” Societe couples a laidback vibe with a unique decor that will keep your tongues wagging as well as your feet tapping.

Haddaway is the start of an exciting line-up of classic artists from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s that will be taking the centre stage at the venue, with Shola Ama, D-Ream and Rozilla among the others already confirmed for January.

Thursday’s grand opening is not the first time Haddaway has strutted his stuff in the UAE following his hugely successful MiXTAPE Rewind night last year, in which the Trinidadian-born signer performed with Go West, No Mercy, Jenny Berrgren of Ace of Base, SNAP!, La Bouche and Culture Beat .

The retro night returns next month after Sundance Live confirmed the likes of Boney M, Dr. Alban, Vengaboys, SNAP! and N-Trance all taking to the stage on January 17 at Emirates Golf Club.

That means party-goers can hope for the likes of Rasputin and Rivers of Babalyon, It’s My Life and Sing Hallelujah, We’re Going To Ibiza and Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom, and What’s On’s personal favourite from N-Trance Set You Free. Relive some of the classics below.

Societe, Marina Byblos, Dubai Marina. Tel: (05) 0357 1126. Doors 10pm. Metro: Dubai Marina.