It might be one of the most exclusive suites in the world, but David Guetta’s Dubai hotel room freaked him out so much he was too scared to shut his eyes.
The superstar DJ was in Dubai for a set at the ‘Live @ Atlantis’ gig on Friday night, featuring a surprise appearance by Akon. The duo may have dropped their brand new single ‘Play Hard’ - but even the party-hard DJ needs sleep sometime.
And Guetta was in danger of getting zero shut-eye after he declared his hotel room at Atlantis “the craziest I’ve ever been in”.
“My room is so crazy I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said. “They gave me a room where the bedroom is under the aquarium. I’m sleeping with sharks and stingrays and I had to close the curtains because I couldn’t sleep, it was freaking me out,” Guetta said of the room that peers into the hotel’s ‘The Lost Chambers’ aquarium.
Guetta was speaking at the worldwide launch of his Beats by Dr Dre Mixr Neon headphone range, which the Grammy-award winning French DJ and producer designed.
After hitting up the du Arena in Abu Dhabi twice last year - headlining the Creamfields festival in December - Guetta’s said he’s a massive fan of the UAE, Dubai in particular.
“I really love it,” he said.
However, Ibiza is the party capital of the dance world.
And after opening a nightclub in the Balearic hotspot’s airport last summer, Guetta says he’d also be up for opening a club in what he says is the Middle East’s party capital – Dubai.
“Why not?,” he said. But of the rather famously rude name of the Ibiza joint, Guetta quipped: “I might need to change the name of the place for this country, though.” He added: “The concept of clubs in an airport is exciting.” Nor would Guetta rule out doing a tune with Dubai’s headline act this weekend Justin Bieber in the future.
“Justin Bieber has the potential to become a very credible artist,” said the hitmaker.
By Duncan Hare