There quite simply aren’t enough club nights on board boats for our money, so when you have a venue in Dubai on the QE2, seven-metres underwater, that plays electronic music, we should probably all stop and think about it for a moment.
Better idea: come to its first anniversary event on Saturday August 10.
Just to reiterate: it’s below sea-level – it’s in the engine room – on one of the most famous liners in the world and plays electronic music. We know, right?
Docked in Port Rashid, The Hatch has quickly become something of a stalwart of the electronic music scene in the UAE, but there are some rules, of course. 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. It’s basically like Fight Club… but with electronica (arguably one of the few things that could have made Fight Club better).
International DJ, Soel (Plangent Records) is set to headline the anniversary night, while local musical elite – Frederick Stone and Michka – are ready to deliver the ultimate electronic DJ sets from 10pm until late.
Doors open at 10pm, tickets are priced at Dhs89 and can be purchased online at PlatinumList and Virgin.