Dubai Reveals Stunning New Party Island To Rival Ibizia
April 1st is still a month away, so no, this is not a joke. The news was released yesterday at the Dubai Property Show by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE (United Arab Emirates), Sheikh Mohmmed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, that Dubai is currently building an island solely dedicated to partying, nightclubs, hotels and restaurants.
So you may be wondering how this is going to go down, so I’ll go through the logistics for you.
1) Dubai has strict liquor licensing, where each individual is required to carry a personal license to drink. That’s ok, they’re not building the island in Dubai…they’re building it in Ras Al Khaimah (40 minutes from downtown Dubai…they’re currently building a road from Dubai to Ras) where they don’t follow Dubai’s liquor licensing…booze for everyone!
2) The island will be 4 million square feet, consist of two ‘mega clubs,’ four beach clubs, five luxury hotels and over 100 restaurants. No homes will be on the island…it will be for visitors, tourists and guests only.
3) Sales and Marketing Director, George Saad said: “We’re trying to make it the new Ibiza – a mini Ibiza dedicated solely to partying. People will be able to come here, stay in the hotel party at clubs on the beach, anything in the world you can do. And we are trying to attract festivals to come here – like Burning Man.”
4) The island has already been built (it was completed in 2013), however, they are anticipating an opening date of sometime in 2018, as all the structures still need to be built.
Look, I’ve never been to Ibiza (bucket list), but I’ve seen videos and heard stories from friends and the consensus is that Ibiza IS THE PREMIERE PARTY destination among the entire world. It attracts the biggest artists in the world, have weeks during the year that are dedicated to yacht parties there and is notoriously known for some of the craziest nights of partying known to man.
Now here comes Dubai announcing their ‘fantasy island,’ and all of a sudden, Ibiza is sitting their like a dog with it’s tail between their legs. I mean do you know how easy it’ll be for Dubai to bring the best artists in the world to this island?
I dunno, that’s just how I imagined the conversation going in my head.
It’s Dubai. They have BILLIONS of dollars, however, technically Ibiza is an island of Spain, which actually has a higher GDP than the UAE and have TRILLIONS of dollars, but Spain isn’t allocating that money to Ibiza…Dubai IS allocating their money towards this island…that’s the difference, and why Dubai can do whatever the fuck they want! But to George Saad’s comments…no dude, Burning Man is not going to be moved to Dubai. Start you’re own Burning Man festival. Actually, you don’t even need to, it’s like 115 degrees there all year…so just call this project ‘Burning Island‘…boom! I’m hired as their new marketing director. Now im just ranting. Check out the developmental pictures of what the island is anticipated to look like below. When it’s all said and done, would you pay to visit this fantasy land? (You have 3 years to decide)