• Emirate’s leading food trucks will fuel crowds and festival campers at Destination Dawn headlined by The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo and DJ Juicy.M

Destination Dawn, the much-anticipated 12-hour beach festival on Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Marjan Island, will return to the emirate on May 12 with headliners Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas and electro and progressive house starlet Juicy.M.

Organised by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), Destination Dawn kicks off at 5pm on 12 May with a series of support acts propping up the headliners. Taboo and Juicy.M will be supported by DJ JadH, DJ KMRN, electro-dance combo, Hollaphonic, and DJ Umut Ilkaya, who will close the 12-hour music festival at 5am on 13 May.

Heightening the festival-vibe and playing true to the emirate’s name, meaning ‘top of the tent’, Destination Dawn will host a dedicated camping area allowing revellers to bring their own tents and extend their experience by sleeping beneath the stars. Situated adjacent to the main stage, festival-goers are encouraged to book early to reserve one of the 100 tent spaces and arrive in plenty of time to pitch-up their own tents and relax before the DJs take to the stage.

Ras Al Khaimah’s leading food trucks will fuel revellers throughout the night with an eclectic menu of cuisines from all corners of the globe. Truck include Lebanese favourites KrisKros Lebanon, Asian delicacies at Wokinaki, international flavours from Classic Joint Burger and Tandem, which serves a range of salads, burgers and sandwiches.

“Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural Destination Dawn, there is significant hype surrounding this month’s edition and we are expecting a sell-out crowd to deliver a great festival vibe,” Haitham Mattar, CEO, RAKTDA said.

“Combining world renowned DJs and cuisines, Destination Dawn is evolving into one of the region’s most unique music festivals. We have introduced a dedicated camping area this year, so our guests can set up camp and sleep under the stars on Al Marjan Island if they can’t make it through to sunrise.”