Clubbing but without the deafening decibels that make it exhausting sounds too good to be true, right? Not when you rock up to Pullman Hotel and Resort in Downtown Dubai. Nightlife goes mute here on Friday, May 12 as a gloriously noiseless silent disco kicks off at Lolita Pool Bar & Lounge. There’s no denying that a silent disco is as good an example of an oxymoron as they come, but boy, that’s one contradictory concept that’s a winner.
Why a silent disco rocks
Where to begin? For starters, you’ll get to shimmy under the stars at this open-air soiree on a rooftop bar. Each party-goer will boogie to their own beat through a pair of wireless headphones. To an onlooker, the party will play out like a scene from an absurdist play where a bunch of people are grooving to deafening silence. Pretty trippy, right?
Instead of being pressed up against a sweaty mass of bodies unable to break out your killer moves, you’ll be breathing in the fresh night air. And the strobing lights and hazy darkness of nightclubs will be switched out for glittering views of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai skyline. That is hands-down a trade-up in our books.
Does it count as a ‘disco’ if a DJ isn’t making you fall in love with the music?
There’s good news. Three DJs will be present at the venue blowing up not speakers but your personal headphones. Starting 9pm, they’ll belt out a variety of live music that will air on three different channels. You can tune into the same station as your pals and groove to your favourite anthems or you can sway solo to a genre of your choice. This footloose and fancy-free party experience comes at an economical price – AED 99 per person including entry and three drinks. We love cheap thrills.