It’s a different kind of festival – “Dubai International kite Fest 2018”

The outdoor spirits of Dubai are something that you might have heard a lot… isn’t it? Have you ever experienced it?  If you have never got a chance to know it, then don’t worry; something exciting is on its way… Surprised?? Have you got any clue?? “Kite Fest”???  Yes, I am talking about Dubai International Kite Fest 2018….. With illuminated kites of different size and shape, this fest will let you experience the dazzling outdoor spirits of Dubai… The sky offers a visual treat for its spectators. Are you ready for it???

The kite fest represents the city’s passion for outdoor celebrations and the experience is totally free. This much-awaited festival is celebrated with eagerness and enthusiasm within Dubai and many tourists flock to Dubai from far corners of the world to participate and witness this vibrant event.

This place witnesses an outstanding view of hundreds of kites in different shapes ranging from giant teddy bears to cows, sharks to crocodiles flowing through the air. The shades of the kites are very attractive and along with the primary colours, the kites are designed using other colours like ochre, indigo, fuchsia which will leave you spellbound.

There are also many other activities like kite making workshops on how to design, build and fly kites, face painting, balloon benders, spot photography, portrait artists that enhance the boggling mood of this mega event. Besides, a variety of food courts, music and dance performances, children’s play area are arranged to make it a perfect day out for families.

People of all age groups wait for this feast and participants including children and grownups from various countries such as United States, Canada, UAE, Switzerland, Thailand and many others visit be a part of this spectacular event. It is expected that this year, over 15,000 kite enthusiasts will take part in this event. This colourful beach festival will be marked by kite flying championship, synchronized kite flying (creating incredible patterns in the sky with a collection of kites), kite buggying, kite surfing, kite boarding and impressive night illuminated kite flying – offering everyone a visual treat.

Venue and Time

As one of the main tourist attractions in Dubai, the fest will take place on 9-10 March 2018 at Beach Canteen, Sunset Beach.

It is something worth waiting and watching. So pack up and get ready be a part of this merriment.


Olivia Mary Jones

Olivia Mary John is a wanderlust soul since 2011 when she jumped out of her office cubicle and decided to travel across the globe. For her, a journey is something more than merely seeing the sights. She travels to experience, learn and immerse herself in different cultures. Very much passionate about her trips, she loves to share her experience thus making your travel plans more accessible and enjoyable.

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