Expect massive pool parties, sunset sets and some big DJs performing…

Does a two-day beach festival on an idyllic private island sound like your idea of paradise? If the answer is yes, you might want to keep Friday November 22 to Sunday November 24 free, as a luxury music festival is coming to Abu Dhabi’s stunning Zaya Nurai Island.

At NuraiFest, expect a two-day festival full of pool parties, sunset sets and some big DJ names in house and techno keeping it going in all corners of the island, culminating in one massive VIP villa afterparty.

Early bird tickets are on sale now (until Nov 10) from Dhs499. The tickets are for a one-day pass that includes access to the festival and beach, two welcome drinks, an invite to two parties and a complimentary shuttle boat from the mainland.

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Across the weekend-long event, there’ll be sets from Audiofly, M.A.N.D.Y, Satori (Live), Serge Devant, Steve Lawler, Tiga and Waff.

As well as on-the-beach partying, there will be health and wellness retreats for those who need a little respite and even some cool culinary experiences.

Festival-goers can choose from a range of ticket options that include single day or weekend passes (from Dhs799 for early bird). Or for an ultra-luxe weekend, you can even opt to stay overnight, with options from a one bedroom up to a six bedroom villa that all come complete with private swimming pool.

If this sounds like your idea of a dream weekend, an overnight stay with breakfast for two, 2-day passes for two plus access to all the big parties is Dhs5,455.

If you don’t want to stretch your purse-strings quite that far, NuraiFest have also partnered with a number of hotels in Abu Dhabi, offering special rates for festival ticket holders.

Plus, for those travelling from Dubai (or Abu Dhabi), using the code NuraiFest on Careem will get you 100 per cent cash back on a trip to or from the Zaya Nurai Island Welcome Centre.


NuraiFest, Zaya Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi, Friday November 22 to Sunday November 24, noon until sunrise, tickets available from Dhs499. nuraifest.com

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