First look: The Hatch is back and better than ever
Underground music venue The Hatch is back with an all-new line up…
When you think about an underground nightclub, you might imagine it to be tucked away in a backstreet, or hidden in the basement of a hotel, but The Hatch is unique. Located on Dubai’s prestigious floating hotel, Queen Elizabeth 2, The Hatch is found in the engine room, seven metres underwater, deep inside the ship.
After a stellar start in 2018 it’s back for summer with a new line-up and some epic, must-attend events for house music fans.
There’s a prohibition feel to the space as you pass through doors down the corridor of the 50-year-old vessel. The Hatch itself has kept much of its original features including exposed pipes, metal staircase and concrete flooring.
It’s a space for people to dance and be themselves, and artist expression is encouraged. A space where the people of Dubai can come together with a mutual love of music and party the night away.
Known for bringing house and techno DJs from around the world to Port Rashid’s simple shores, The Hatch has returned with a new line up of musical elite. Thursday June 27 will see Deep Like’s Hoolz take the decks alongside Superlounge.
On Friday June 28, Dubai-based Adam Rahman and Frederick Stone will be delivering a night of deep house tunes to the crowd, while fans of Rodriguez Jr will be treated on Thursday July 4, as he performs a live set for the house and techno night Plus Minus.
The Hatch has a few simple rules that all guests must follow: No cameras, just dance. No talking, just dance. No smoking, just dance. No texting, just dance. No phone calls, just dance. No Shazaming, just dance. No track requests, just dance. These sound like they might be easier to follow for some more than others.
Due to limited capacity, tickets for The Hatch must be pre-booked on their website. Entrance is priced at Dhs100 for events and Dhs50 for resident nights, with some nights free to enter before 11pm.
The Hatch, QE2, Port Mina Rashid, various Thursday and Fridays, 9pm to 3am, from Dhs50. Tel: (050) 375 9715. thehatchdubai.com