We are pleased to announce the dates have been confirmed for our Festival, Wednesdsay 8th to Saturday 11th March at Khor al Miqas in the Umm Al Quwain mangroves – the first festival of its kind in UAQ.
The festival is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’ala, who will attend the opening on 8th of March, and supported by Her Highness Sheikha Sumaya bint Saqr Al Qassimi, who will attend the closing events on ladies day, Saturday 11th March.
The four day festival will entail art exhibitions and workshops by local artists, poetry readings, story telling, dance and music performances, short film screenings, environmental lectures; sporting events such as a traditional boat race, kayaking, diving, paragliding and yoga sessions.
All events will take place within the area next to mangroves, focusing on heritage and the beauty of the surrounding environment. There will be entertainment throughout the day, as well as play area for children, and F&B facilities.
On Wednesday, 8 March, we shall unveil the “We’ll keep you safe” (2016-17) Community Project in its full glory. The national and international community participated in this project by sending knitted and crocheted squares of fibers, which has been assembled in a large artwork, to be installed next to the mangroves. The aim is to create a structure of 45 meters, to celebrate the 45th Year of Union in the Emirates.
Book your stay at Flamingo Beach Resort, who has special rates and free boat trips for the weekend!
Also make sure to book your spot on the house boat trips courtesy of the Umm Al Quwain Marine Club!
Hope to see you there!!!