US house DJ returns to Habtoor beach bar for F1-themed party
Time Out staff
If you can’t beat them, join them. This old adage seemed to be taken to heart by many Dubai venues that decided to throw their own F1-themed parties, despite being an hour’s drive the wrong way down Sheikh Zayed Road. Not that we’re complaining – the F1’s as good an excuse as any for a party, which is why American house DJ Roland Clark was in the driving seat for XL’s event on Friday. Don’t recognise the name? Well that’s because the multi-faceted star has gone by aliases such as Houseboy and Keita in the past. However, there was no such confusion as to who was on the decks at the Habtoor venue – the New Jersey native treated the XL faithful to an accomplished and slick set. Whether it was as fun as listening to cars roar around a track is debatable, but it wasn’t a bad alternative.
The Lowdown Event: XL Beach Club F1 Party When: Friday November 2 Where: Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina