What’s On goes behind the scenes at Party In The Park as preparations crank up for the Dubai music festival that has got everybody talking.

– Dubai’s best brunch?
– Hype Clubhouse
– Hype Village

With multiple stages, award-winning international artists, a party atmosphere and not to mention a famous Dubai brunch by McGettigan’s, the What’s On Party in the Park promises to be a fantastic day out for all and a staple on the UAE social calendar.

It is certainly plenty more than your run-of-the-mill music event in Dubai. Sure, there’s the main stage with South African favourites Freshly Ground, and Brit stars Lily Allen, Richard Ashcroft and The Ting Tings, all of whom are responsible for some of most festival-friendly tracks around.

But beyond the main stage, you will find boutique shopping stalls, skate ramps, live performances from the region’s coolest graffiti artists, slack-lining, acoustic sets, fun festival makeovers… and probably the best brunch offer in Dubai this side of Christmas.

Our good pals at Hype are lending their expert hand to proceedings in the shape of the Hype Clubhouse. Dubai’s coolest clubs, DJs and urban culture junkies will come together for the first showcase of its kind.

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If a little bit of what you fancy does you good, then you’re in for a mighty fine time, with house, tech-house, funk, soul, reggae, hip-hop, garage, UK bass, techno, drum ‘n’ bass and more all on the musical menu to get you movin’ and groovin’. Expect back-to-back sets, some old school turntablist skills (yay!); and a b-boy battle that’ll make your jaw drop.

Represented in this marathon mash-up are Superheroes (Under The Moon, Kasparov), Deep Crates Cartel (Break DJ Lobito, Frez), Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE (Jixo & Danz), Audio Tonic Sunset Sessions (Mr Mr and Raxon), GlobalFunk vs Bassworx (Woodle with MC JD Odyssey, MACH4), Catch (Miss P.M, Somalie), Analog Room (Machine Machine, Salar Ansari), Aurora (Smokingroove, Arcade 82), and Plus Minus (Haidz, Gabriel Floriani).

There’s also the Hello! Middle East Bubble Lounge, the place to see and be seen where you can relax in style with a glass of something bubbly or pose for our event photographers on the red carpet walk. If all that sipping and selfie-taking gets too much, then unwind at the hands of our professional pamperers.

The Good Garden sponsored by Good magazine is a little bit of rustic charm in an otherwise glittering cityscape of skyscrapers. Local artisans and food and drinks stalls line the area offering up unique arts, crafts and all manner of gems.  The acoustic stage provides a showcase of much-loved local acts featuring anything from soul to jazz.

November 14
Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Dubai, 2pm to midnight, Dhs295 early bird, Dhs350 thereafter. Tel: (04) 4273000. Metro: Nakheel. partyinthepark.ae