It’s time to dust off your best swimwear and set sail for a massive weekly pool party in Abu Dhabi.
This Friday, March 9, sees the much-anticipated return of the popular Al Maya Island parties, which see scores of revellers flock to the remote private island.
The season opener of Maya Fridays this week has a stellar line-up of DJs who will provide the backdrop for the sun-soaked partying.
DJs Matt Jones, Chad Phunk and Stew Magoo will take to the decks between 11am and 9pm.
An afternoon at Al Maya begins by catching a boat from a dock next to the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana (opposite Emirates Palace) and taking a 20-minute jaunt over to Al Maya Resort, a truly isolated spot on an island off the coast of the Corniche.
Ladies get free entry before 1pm, while airline staff get free entry before 2pm.
A standard ticket costs Dhs125 and includes one drink.
A strict door policy of couples and mixed sex groups only ensures a good mix of fun-loving people above the age of 21.
Guests can soak up rays on a sun loungers, sit around the poolside bar smoking shisha, hit the dance floor or jump into the massive pool and socialise around the swim-up bar.
Boats to and from the venue start from 11am and run every 20 minutes.
Private boats will be charged a parking fee of Dhs500 per Boat and jet skis will be charged Dhs200 each.
Dhs125entry. Emirates and Etihad cabin crew free entry before 2pm. Ladies free entry before 1pm. Every Friday from 11am to 9pm. Private boat and jet ski parking available.
For table reservations and VIP call 055 374 1550. Al Maya Island Resort, water taxi next to Khalidiya Palace Hotel (signposted), Corniche West.