Mark Gilks, Maria Crauen and Hugo Crauen
This mammoth bash took place right across Jebel Ali Golf Resort to celebrate the launch of new beach bar Joya, with lucky guests golf-buggied around from catwalk show to bar to beach. Sports brands showcased their new range after a day of watersports action, which included banana boating, beach volleyball and waterskiing. We loved the fun, relaxed environment – we lounged in the comfy booths around the beach and snacked on free doner kebabs and nachos. Music came courtesy of Gary Nesta Pine, the Jamaican singer who’s worked with Shaggy and Bob Sinclar, plus electronic beats from Lady Red Label, DJ Neil T, DJ Trix and Ministry of Sound’s Mark Pickup. Joya’s opening party certainly impressed – we hope to see more events there soon.