Awafi Heritage Festival returning to Ras Al Khaimah


Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) recently revealed that the popular Awafi Heritage Festival will be returning to Ras Al Khaimah from December 15, 2018, until March 15, 2019.

Taking place at Al Qawasim Corniche, the event pays homage to the emirate’s ethnic and cultural heritage, and features authentic displays and activities for visitors of all ages.

Those attending the festival can enjoy arts and crafts, cultural displays, children’s activities, live entertainment and a traditional market place. The festival has no entry fee and will offer 54 retail kiosks with huge product displays, five food and beverage outlets and refreshments, an 800m2 play area for kids, as well as live entertainment.

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Enthusing on the event was CEO, RAKTDA, Haitham Mattar: “We are happy to announce the return of the Awafi Heritage Festival. This year, the festival will be held at Al Qawasim Corniche, one of Ras Al Khaimah’s most popular landmarks, and will run for three full months as opposed to its usual three weeks, offering visitors easier access while bringing the Emirate’s authenticity and culture to life.”

“Awafi Heritage Festival is a defining event in the emirate’s tourism calendar. It attracts visitors from across the UAE and the wider GCC in celebration of Ras Al Khaimah’s rich culture and heritage,” he added.

Awafi Heritage Festival will be open Monday-Saturday from 16:00 until 22:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and from 16:00 until 00:00 on Thursday and Friday.