Your Ultimate Guide to Waterbomb Festival Dubai: Fun, Food, and Festivities

We’ve compiled everything you need to know about Waterbomb Festival Dubai from artist lineup, show schedules, dining options, top tips, and more. Read the ultimate guide here.

Get ready to dive into an ocean of fun! Waterbomb Festival Dubai is bringing global headliners and K-POP acts to Dubai Festival City this June 7-8 for an unmissable blend of live music and epic water festivities. While the main draw is catching your favorite DJs and Korean megastars, there’s much more to explore at this wild water festival.

In this comprehensive guide, we cover all the essential details and information you need, to make the most of your Waterbomb Festival Dubai 2024 experience.

Let’s dive in!

What to expect at Waterbomb Dubai?

Waterbomb Dubai is a unique festival where music and water meet to create an unforgettable experience. The lineup features an impressive array of international DJs like chart-topping festival headliners: DJ Snake, Benny Benassi, and Nicky Romero alongside local and regional talent with Korean popstars. However, the real highlight is the water features, held every 30 minutes, pitting the orange team against the purple team in a splash battle that’s guaranteed to soak everyone involved.

Festival Lineup and Schedule:

Friday, June 7:

  • 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Otwo
  • 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Glory
  • 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Blackswan
  • 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: tripleS
  • 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Big Naughty
  • 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Liu
  • 9:30 PM – 10:10 PM: Simon Dominic
  • 10:10 PM – 11:30 PM: Benny Benassi
  • 11:30 PM – 12:10 AM: Jessi
  • 12:10 AM – 1:40 AM: Nicky Romero
  • 1:40 AM – 2:00 AM: WATERBOMB finale

Saturday, June 8:

  • 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM: AK
  • 6:20 PM – 6:50 PM: Tayeb & Maxi
  • 6:50 PM – 7:40 PM: Aster & Neo
  • 7:40 PM – 8:10 PM: Nicole
  • 8:10 PM – 8:40 PM: Sorn
  • 8:40 PM – 9:30 PM: Inside Core
  • 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM: 82Major
  • 10:00 PM – 10:40 PM: PH-1
  • 10:40 PM – 11:40 PM: Dany Neville
  • 11:40 PM – 12:20 AM: CL
  • 12:20 AM – 1:40 AM: DJ Snake
  • 1:40 AM – 2:00 AM: WATERBOMB finale

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Venue Information:

  • Address: Dubai Festival City, Dubai
  • Opening Hours: Gates open at 3 PM with the water fighting and dancing continuing until 2 AM on both days.
  • Age Limit: 21+ only, please bring a valid ID.
  • Dress Code: Casual beachwear is recommended. Remember, you will get wet!
  • Re-entry Policy: Re-entry is generally not allowed but may be considered on a case-by-case basis by security at the entrance gates.

Food Options Inside the Festival:

Waterbomb Dubai is not just about music and water fights; it’s also a foodie adventure with a variety of options to keep you going throughout the music festival. There’s also dedicated alcoholic and non-alcoholic bars on-site. Here’s what you can expect:

  • High Joint: Renowned for its sought-after burgers, including the award-winning High Jamz burger, along with favorites like Spicy Mango Slaw Chicken Wings and Peanut Cookie Bar.
  • Wimpy: Offering lip-smacking, freshly cooked smashed beef burgers topped with signature sauces, and chicken sandwiches hand-breaded with a secret mix of spices.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: With over 12 sauces and seasonings, enjoy numerous flavor combinations for both bone-in and boneless wings.
  • Pizza Express: A favorite for its delicious pizzas and Italian dishes.
  • Costa: Cool down with refreshing summer drinks from their new menu. Grab yourself Peach & Passionfruit and Blueberry & Pomegranate Refreshers, or enjoy espresso-based options like Iced White Mocha and Iced Caramel Macchiato while enjoying the music festival.
  • Peet’s Coffee: Known for bold, rich coffee flavors and a variety of pastries and baked goods.
  • Zaatar W Zeit: Serving up moreish wraps with fresh and healthy Lebanese options.
  • There’s also a selection of different cuisines and dining options to explore like: Bangkok City, Mamma Italia, Amexiq, Brisk@, Emm Daniel, Kimchi Nom Nom, My Cafe, and Swaggers.

Event Essentials:

  1. Dress Appropriately: Wear swimsuits, rash guards, or beachwear that can get wet. Aqua shoes or trainers are recommended over flip-flops to avoid slipping. Male and Female changing stations are available at the venue.
  2. Stay Hydrated: Bring hats and apply SPF regularly to protect yourself from the sun. You can bring refillable water bottles, but they must be plastic and empty on arrival.
  3. Secure Your Belongings: Use waterproof bags and phone cases to keep your items safe and dry. Limited storage lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  4. Prepare for Water Fights: While bringing your own water pistol (must be empty upon entry) is optional, participating in the water battles is part of the fun. Waterbomb-branded soakers are available for purchase on-site.
  5. Follow Festival Rules: Respect the dress code, adhere to age restrictions, and ensure your camera equipment is waterproof. Professional camera equipment is not allowed unless you are an accredited videographer or photographer.
  6. Charge Up: There are no charging stations at the event. Make sure your phones and devices are fully charged or bring a powerbank. Just make sure your electronics are secured in a waterproof bag.
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How to Get There:

When planning your journey to Waterbomb, consider the evening traffic on both days. We highly recommend ridesharing or public transportation. You can directly access The Waterfront without going through the mall. Directional signages will be visible from major entrances and exits into Dubai Festival City. If you do plan to drive, the mall offers valet parking from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM and regular parking from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM. The car park will close before the event closes.


  • Taxis are a convenient way to reach Dubai Festival City Mall from anywhere in Dubai. Most drivers are familiar with the location. RTA taxis will be able to drop you off directly at the site.


  • Uber and Careem have dedicated Waterbomb drop-off and pick-up zones. Your rideshare drivers will know exactly where to drop you and pick you up.


  • Take Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) northeast and exit onto Al Rebat Street/D70 then follow signs for Dubai Festival City Mall until you reach the waterfront outdoor area.
  • Limited parking is available in B1 and B21 South at Dubai Festival City, signposts will be visible.

Public Transport:

  • To plan your journey to the site on public transport, visit the RTA website. There are no shuttle buses to the festival.

A Raver’s Top Tips :

  • Take Breaks: Make sure to rest, recharge, and hydrate. Make your way to the F&B village or find a spot at one of the limited seating areas available.
  • Stay Connected: Arrange a meeting spot and a specific time with friends in case you get separated.
  • Explore New Artists: Don’t just stick to those you know. Check out the other performers and discover new favorites.
  • Check out the booths: With any festival, there’s always partner activations on-site so whether it’s a photobooth or a fun game, try it out.
  • Enjoy the moment: We know how much we love taking videos of every headliner that’s performing. Don’t forget to put down your phone and enjoy the moment away from the mobile screens.
  • Wear Comfortable Clothing: Form and function are key here. Wear clothing that you’re comfortable in and don’t mind getting wet.

All set? Waterbomb Dubai is set to be a unique experience filled with music, fun, and non-stop water fights. With this guide in hand, we hope you’re well-equipped to navigate the festival and make the most of every moment. Prepare to get soaked, dance the night away, and create lasting memories. See you there!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit and follow @waterbomb_dubai_official on social media for the latest updates.

Angelo De Guzman
Angelo De Guzman
Corporate buddy by day, raver by night. Editor at EDM Nomad MENA in search of the latest stories, events, new music, local talents, and travel destinations. Find me at five-star hotels, music festivals, and wherever there's fries. Good vibes always & PLUR. Follow Angelo @heyangelodg


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