Estelle at XL Beach Club

UK R&B singer helps beach club celebrate first birthday

Has it really been a year already? XL Beach Club, in many ways a baby brother in the pool bar scene, is reaching adolescence with this celebration of its first birthday. And despite the small, boutique size, that hasn’t stopped it from throwing a mighty big bash. Namely the venue is flying in Estelle, a singer with more awards than many people have friends. There’s the two Mobos, the UMA, the World Music Award, the O2 Silver Clef (huh?) – and let’s not forget the Grammy (Best Rap Collaboration for ‘American Boy’ in 2009). Or the Mercury Prize and Brit Award nominations. There’s no way they’ll fit a band on that tiny dancefloor, so we’re expecting DJ-led renditions of hits including ‘Free’ ‘Go Gone’ and ‘Break My Heart’.

Dhs250. Noon-3am, Friday March 30. Xl Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, www.timeouttickets.com

The summer promotion lasts until Friday August 17

Face-painting and vouchers are part of kids’ line-up

The new nightclub also has a "hidden" room for its post-brunch bash

Performances from stilt walkers, unicyclists and acrobats will take place throughout the weekend

More than 300 outlets including Dior, Lacoste, Calvin Klein, Nike will be involved

Save at XpresSpa on foot, neck and back massages

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