You’re invited to come party with us for an unforgettable adults-only weekend. Best of all, you have two weekend options to choose from this August…

Every season, What’s On takes over a different hotel and hosts an entire weekend of feasts, fun, and free activities intended to give 100 lucky guests an exclusive experience unlike any other. But this August, prepare for double trouble as the What’s On Lock In takes over the legendary party resort Media One Hotel for two super staycation weekends.

Want to know more? Check out our video from last season’s shenanigans, and get excited.


This August, from Friday August 7 to Saturday 8 AND Friday August 28 and Saturday 29, we’ve set our sights on  Media One Hotel, the original party palace of Dubai. If ever there was a hotel built for a What’s On party staycay, Media One Hotel would be it.

By booking now, you can attend this season’s What’s On Lock In – accommodation and access to all the fun activities, plus brunch, sundowners, and exclusive treatments are all included in the special What’s On price of Dhs699 per room, per couple.

What happens during the What’s On Lock In?

On the Friday, you’ll kick things with a cheeky welcome drink, and directed to check in at Media One Hotel before getting familiarised with all the fun stuff planned for the weekend. You’ll be asked to download the Media One App for contactless access to your room, and handed your itinerary. From 10am to brunch, you’ll have free access to express beard trims (by appointment-only and on a first-come-first-served basis). If you’re up to it (and of course you are!) you can sign up to free piercings courtesy of KYRAcare.

After that, it’s brunch shenanigans at Garden on 8 from noon to 3pm with unlimited food and drink, fun challenges courtesy of TEPfactor Dubai, evening revelries at QWERTY (with three free drink vouchers) and Mr Miyagi’s (two free drink vouchers) from 3pm to 8pm, then you’re free to party on at one the many venues in the hotel before kipping inside your hotel room.

On Saturday, for those of you still alive and kicking, there’s an exclusive yoga class at 9am brought to you by the wonderful team at Phoenix Rising. Co-founder and advanced yoga and Pilates instructor Amanda Duncan will teach the August 8 class, while January Corteza a movement specialist and advance yoga and Pilates instructor will teach the class on August 29.

There’s an a la carte breakfast at Garden on 8 from 7am to 11am, and brilliant Hair of the Dog deals at poolside spot Coco Lounge. Check out is at the very late time of 6pm or you can add another night’s stay for just Dhs200++.


And you’re saying it costs Dhs699 per room, per couple?

That’s exactly what we’re saying. Just Dhs699 per room, per couple. That’s less than Dhs350 per person! This includes (but not limited to) early check in, express hair services from Bristles & Mane, a one-night stay at Media One Hotel, piercings from KYRAcare, TEPfactor games, all-inclusive Friday brunch, four free after-party drinks, plus breakfast, all day pool access and late check out. Phew…

What safety measures will be put in place?

To ensure our guests’ safety, all guests will receive a mask to wear throughout their staycation. Each venue will be capped in accordance to government guidelines and security will be on hand to enforce rules at all times. What’s On and Media One Hotel has the right to eject anyone not abiding by these regulations off the premises.

What are the dates again?

You have two weekends to choose from, and both of them in August: Friday August 7 to Saturday 8 AND Friday August 28 to Saturday 29.

OK, you’ve sold me, how do I book?

  1. Tell your friends
  2. Pick a weekend (or come to both!)
  3. Visit the Media One Hotel website
  4. Select the drop down menu “Special Codes and Rates”
  5. Input the code WHATSON and click ‘Apply’
  6. The total room rate should amount to Dhs699
  7. Hurry! Rooms sell out faster than toilet rolls at Spinneys.

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