Laura Buckwell, Philip Cambridge and Sarah Clark

While the Big Beach Party on National Day wasn’t as high profile as Nasimi’s past Big Beach events, which have boasted all manner of international stars, we enjoyed it just as much, although for different reasons. The night was a celebration of National Day and, quite fittingly it featured some of our favourite Dubai-based DJs, namely Kristian Valdini, Schooly and Tim Cheddar, and, with Atlantis lit up like a UAE flag in the background, it was the perfect way to celebrate the city. The crowd was decent, but it was definitely quieter than Sandance or Soundwave, and we loved the fact that we could swim, sunbathe and then shower for a night out, all without leaving the club. The all-inclusive barbecue brunch option was also a welcome addition.