Middle Eastern Country Makes World's First Man-Made Party Island
Since the 1980's Ibiza has been revered as a bucket-list destination for anyone invested in dance music culture. The small island located in the Medeteranian Sea off the eastern coast of Spain hosts some of the world's most elaborate mega-clubs and fanciful parties. After a thirty-year reign at the top of club culture, there appears to be a new waterfront fiesta factory in our midst.
Check out Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai, the world's first man-made island solely devoted to partying:
The island was constructed in 2013 and has begun developing its infrastructure, which is expected to be completed by 2018. There will be no residential properties on Ras Al Khaimah, leaving plenty of room for the two mega-clubs, beachfront clubs, 100 restaurants, and five hotels. Visitors looking to make a longer stay can utilize the many apartment style housing options. The lack of residential homes caters to the concept that the island was exclusively built for partying.
Sales and marketing director George Saad said about the island:
'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.'
Initial concerns of the island included Dubai's strict alcohol policy which requires anyone drinking to carry a license with them at all times. To circumvent this law, the island is located 40 minutes from central Dubai and does not fall under the same jurisdiction. Have no fear, alcohol will be in abundance.
Source: Daily Mail