Apr 14 2012
What do Bedouin camel races, chilling windsurfing stunts, photographic fish hunts, trash art and kundalini yoga have in common? They are all part of the spectacular program of the Dahab International Festival of Watersports, Culture and Desert Adventure – returning for its second year bigger and better!
This year the Festival has grown into an event of epic proportions, with people coming from all across the globe to this gorgeous, tucked-away, Red Sea treasure to showcase all it has to offer.
There is really something for everyone to enjoy, in a week-long program stuffed to the gills with fun events.
You can jump into the water and enjoy the marvelous wonders underneath the sea, surf over it and revel in speed and wind, or you can relax into a meditation or healing session or stretch yourself doing yoga and all kinds of dance exercise. Another great option is to discover the wonderfully diverse and historically rich Bedouin culture, and taste all the culinary delights on the menu of Dahab. Feel free to check out the marvelous young performers of the famous Dahab children’s circus Circ Bonboni and try out some circus tricks in a very special workshop, as well as seeing how inspired the artists are by this beautiful town and desert and become inspired yourself doing all sorts of creative workshops. Photography is also on display here, and you can learn how to take stunning pictures under water and then compete in two exciting photography competitions, or have your face painted, compete with your home-made kite made of recyclable materials and dance till you drop to the music of talented bands and DJs.
Throughout the week, there are scheduled activities and ongoing ones. Of course, the Festival Square near the central Dahab Bridge will be hopping with activities, markets, culture and music the whole time.
For full information on times and places check out the Festival website www.dahabfestival.info.