The popular dance festival moves into the desert…

Two years on from the last Groove on the Grass in Dubai, the festival finally returns with a twist – as Desert Groove in Ras Al Khaimah. And to make up for lost time, party people can keep grooving for three days.

Taking over The Dunes resort from Friday February 11 to Sunday February 13, the festival will boast two stages, pumping out 12-hours of music each day, from 4pm to 4am.

The line-up is headlined by international artists such as Copenhagen-based experimental pop trio WhoMadeWho; house DJ Behrouz; German Syrian band Shkoon and Dutch DJ Unders.

Local acts include the likes of Adam Rahman, Amir Sharara, Barada, Cataree, Dante, Gypsyfunk, Jixo & Danz, Josephine De Retour, Maks, Mattia Stragapede, Moii, Omar Fayyad, Paul Joseph, Somalie, Tarik Omar and more.

The Dunes offers a range of quirky glamping and camping options, from heritage huts to treehouses and domes, while festival-goers can also fuel up from a selection of food trucks and explore the festival’s fashion market place.

Ticket prices start from Dhs275 for a one day pass, or two days is Dhs375 – with these tickets you can bring your own tent and have shared access to a shower and washroom.

For a more glamorous camping option, choose from an igloo tent (Dhs1,500 for two people), Treehouse (Dhs2,750 for two people), Domes (Dhs3,000 for two people) or Platinum Pods (Dhs4,000 for four people) – all of which includes VIP tickets and additional facilities.

Desert Groove, The Dunes, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, Friday February 11 to Sunday February 13. @GrooveOnTheGrass Tickets: