Here’s how the “first luxury DJ retreat in the Middle East” is gonna go down: Three DJs (Brendon P, Stephen Day and “head honcho” Matty Wainwright) will preside over each retreat. Each morning, there’s a small-group “tutorial” session covering topics like equipment familiarization and the history of vinyl. Afternoons are given over to one-on-one lessons in the “DJ training HQ,” while evening brings enrichment activities like sunset sessions and a screening of the New York underground club documentary Maestro.
It’s not all scratching and cutting and sampling Skrillex though. As one of the premier luxury hotels in the region (in May 2013, the Middle East Hotel Awards named it Best Hotel), Zighy Bay offers guests a plethora of other enjoyments. Have a beach barbecue, dabble in mixology, get a signature Hot Rock massage…Shoot, even just as part of the arrivals process, guests can paraglide onto the resort's beach from atop one of the nearby Musandam cliffs.
Factor in the villa-style lodgings, pristine seaside setting and world-class service of a Six Senses. Then check out all the included activities: "Sunset Mix" Dhow cruises, non-motorized sports, snorkeling in incredible pristine waters, butler service and--randomly--ironing of 2 pieces of clothing). You'll leave not only with a recorded and online-streamed version of your final mix, but with a goodie bag containing headphones, X-Mini speaker, a copy of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, and so much more!). Seriously, we say this is the best way to skills-train for your new career as an international superstar.
And it comes with a superstar price tag: $6,018 for the 6-night/5-day retreat (starting rate for package with half board, not inclusive of tax and resort fees.
For those who just want a quick brush with the DJ life, there are shorter packages of 4-night/3day available starting at $3229 USD (half board; tax/resort fees not included).
[Photo: Six Senses Zighy Bay and The DJ Dispensary]