Al Dhafra Festival 2023 is now open and it’s brilliant


It will be the 16th edition of the festival.

The Al Dhafra Festival is an annual event held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. The 2022 edition of the festival will take place from 28 October 2022 to 31 January 2023. Don’t miss this exciting cultural event in Abu Dhabi.

The Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee – Abu Dhabi has announced the dates to the 16th edition of the Al Dhafra Festival.

One of the great expressions of Emirati culture, the festival will once again thrill residents and visitors alike from 28 October to 31 January 2023.

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A famed part of the emirate’s camel beauty contest season, the Al Dhafra Festival aims to preserve and develop heritage activities, enable camel owners to continue the tradition of breeding and caring for camels and highlight the role of the camel in the UAE’s culture.

Held under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, visitors to the festival can expect camel racing, camel auctions, bustling souks, tasty Emirati cuisine and of course, some of the most beautiful camels in the world.



Full details to the festival have yet to be announced but stay tuned to Yalla UAE for further updates.

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Matt Cassidy

When he is not hunting for the latest piece of Abu Dhabi news, Matt is ticking off his UAE bucket-list experiences (although he does love to take a break to test out the fine restaurants and bars of the capital). An armchair sports lover, he is on a personal mission to attend every sporting event in the UAE to make out for most likely missing the big one in Doha in November.