Liwa International Festival 2023: What It Is, Dates, Markets, Race Details, Fireworks And All About It

Thrilling adventures and overview of Liwa International Festival 2023.

by Deeplata Garde
Liwa International Festival 2023: What It Is, Dates, Markets, Race Details, Fireworks And All About It

Scheduled to unfold from 8th to 31st December 2023 in Liwa, Al Dhafra Region, the Liwa International Festival (Moreeb Dune 2024) is gearing up for its latest edition. This eagerly awaited event, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region, promises a celebration of UAE’s rich heritage and culture, with a spotlight on traditions, adventures and values.

The Iconic Moreeb Dune Challenge

Central to the festival’s allure is the Moreeb Dune, a colossal sand dune standing at an imposing 300 metres with a daunting slope of 50 degrees. Aptly named “the terrifying mountain” in Arabic, Moreeb Dune serves as the ultimate battleground for thrill-seekers engaging in drag racing and car races, each vying for supremacy atop this monumental sand structure.

Diverse Activities and Competitions

Beyond the Moreeb Dune challenge, the festival is a melting pot of exhilarating events. Attendees can witness bike races, camel races, horse races, falconry displays, shooting competitions, archery contests, and traditional games. Additionally, the festival provides a platform to showcase the diverse products and handicrafts from the Al Dhafra Region. The display includes stalls of dates, honey, dairy, pottery, and weaving. Cultural enthusiasts can immerse themselves in folk dances, music, poetry, and art, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Promoting Tourism, Economic Development, and Heritage

The festival holds a dual purpose – boosting tourism and economic development in the Al Dhafra Region while preserving and revitalizing the UAE’s rich heritage and identity.
Moreeb Dune car championships, including Liwa drift, freestyle drift, Liwa UTV race, car stunt competition, burnout contest, and bike drag racing, have incorporated Monster Jam alongside traditional competitions.

Fireworks, Market & More

Throughout the festival, the Liwa International Festival distinguishes itself by featuring daily, impressive fireworks displays that bring joy to the public. These displays showcase shapes and drawings inspired by the festival and its events, commencing each day at 8:00 pm.

A well-maintained pathway, ideal for walking and strolls, is open to the public. Conveniently situated alongside a bustling restaurant corner, this route hosts a diverse array of eateries. It offers a wide range of delectable cuisine and beverages. Frequently utilized as the venue for general knowledge contests, it remains a popular spot for individuals and families. Get ready to capture lasting memories through photographs and videos.

With an anticipated turnout of over 100,000 visitors and participants, the Liwa International Festival is poised to be one of the region’s largest and most triumphant events.

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A Cultural Extravaganza With Sheikh Hamdan’s Vision

Overall, the Liwa International Festival (Moreeb Dune 2024) encapsulates the very essence of the UAE’s culture, heritage, and sports. It stands as a living testament to the vision and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He is a stalwart supporter of the development and prosperity of the Al Dhafra Region. As the festival unfolds, it promises attendees a unique and unforgettable experience. Also, it is set to bring to life the best of the nation’s cultural tapestry.

Where: Liwa Village Al Dhafra Region
When: 8th December 2023 to 31st December 2023

Cover Image Courtesy:Moreeb Dune/ Insta

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