Say Hello To Souq Al Wahat, A Month Long Celebration Of Culture & Beyond!

A Cultural fiesta in Al Ain Oasis.

by Deeplata Garde
Say Hello To Souq Al Wahat, A Month Long Celebration Of Culture & Beyond!

In a bid to celebrate cultural diversity, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is gearing up to unveil Souq Al Wahat, a vibrant pop up market nestled within the tranquil Al Ain Oasis. This lively event promises an immersive experience, blending Emirati traditions with global cultures through a myriad of attractions.

Souq Al Wahat, A Month-Long Celebration of Community & Culture

For a month-long extravaganza, Souq Al Wahat will open its doors every weekend, inviting the community to partake in a multitude of activities. From live entertainment and street art displays to workshops and pony rides, there’s something to captivate visitors of all ages. Explore over 25 stalls offering an eclectic mix of local artisanal creations, ranging from fashion and homeware to jewellery and organic food items.

Gastronomic Delights And Cultural Displays

Food aficionados will be spoilt for choice with 16 live cooking stations dishing up a delectable array of cuisines, ensuring every palate is satisfied amidst the vibrant ambience. The opening weekend sets the stage for an exploration of Emirati traditions, with captivating performances such as Al Ayyala and Tagrooda. Guests will be treated to traditional Arabic coffee, Gahwa, while an Al Azee marching band adds to the festive atmosphere.

The following weekends promise a journey through diverse cultures. Indian culture takes centre stage with musical performances and screenings of iconic films like The Jungle Book. African culture follows suit with traditional drum performances, Ethiopian coffee, and a colourful parade. The international journey concludes with a focus on American culture, featuring classic favourites like burgers and hot dogs alongside Country-western dancing.

Join the Festivities

Souq Al Wahat beckons visitors every Saturday and Sunday from February 17th to March 10th, from 3 pm to 10 pm. With admission priced at AED 5 for adults and free entry for children under 12, this cultural extravaganza invites one and all to come together in celebration of diversity and community spirit.

Where: Al Ain Oasis
When: 17 February to 10 March, 3 pm to 10 pm
Cost: AED 5 for adults

Cover Image Courtesy: Press Release

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