The closest airport is Dubai International Airport / DBX Dubai International.

Distance from DBX Airport to Al Marjan Island is 78 km and travel time from airport to the recommended hotels area is around 56 minutes.

Al Marjan Island is a group of 4 coral-shaped islands in a man-made archipelago located in Al Jazirah Al Hamra, Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, in the Persian Gulf. It is administered by the Al Marjan Island Company.[1] Several resorts, beaches, tourism destinations and residential projects are located in the four islands, being one of the United Arab Emirates's top tourism spots.

Direction to event

How to arrive in The Dunes location

By car

The distance from Al Marjan Island to The Dunes Camping & Safari RAK, Ras al Khaimah, the festival location is 20 km and travel time is around 24 minutes.

Shuttle bus

SUNWAVES festival will provide participants with a shuttle bus, for a fee, from Al Marjan Island to the festival location (more details very soon)

Public transportation

Check Rome2Rio website to check public transportation


Where to stay

You can acquire our packs ( accommodation plus tickets ) direct from our site, at special prices:
We also highlighted the hotels nerby THE DUNES Resort [ SW DUNES venue ], including the options on Marjan Island. We are collaborating with [ Around The World Travel Agency ] where you can find the best deals [ office@aroundtheworld.ro ]. You can, of course use booking.com for reservations or the hotel's direct websites, as listed below:



During your stay you can have various experiences specific to the area (culture, arts, desert activities, visiting the most important monuments and archeological sites) and recommendations are:
  • archery
  • wildlife watching
  • nature walks
  • interactive falcon and owl shows
  • local market
  • the local cuisine
  • the beaches
  • camel riding
  • bedouin meet-ups
  • the desert landscape
  • the desert activities
  • ATV riding over the dunes
Check-out the following links for find more experiences