Last Saturday night was an unusually late one for us (we were up after 10pm on a work night – living on the edge!) as we three-stepped our way to the closing party of Dubai International Dance Festival. We arrived at 10.30pm, but the party didn’t really get going until later, running until a bleary-eyed 3am. About 500 people walked through Malecon’s doors and the dancefloor was packed all night: DJ Udia and DJ Jimmy were on the decks, and the award-winning dance couples split up and danced with amateurs throughout the night (showing off our two left feet). The evening had a soulful vibe that’s lacking in many UAE club nights – we can’t wait for next year’s event.