Al Dhafra Water Festival 2019

Organised by Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

Ten days of entertainment and excitement await you at the Al Dhafra Water Festival!

Amateurs and professionals will compete during the exciting beach football and volleyball contests, while families and children can enjoy participating in water sports and heritage activities - for free of charge!

The festival also plays an active role in supporting the social, cultural and heritage activities directed to Al Dhafra region residents such as live theater performances, traditional Souq and immersive cultural activities.

Traditional Souq
It’s the Traditional Souq that makes this experience truly unique. Discover the past in its true spirit. Daily from 4pm to 10pm.

Children’s Village
Al Dhafra Festival is dedicated to providing kids with a variety of activities including tug of war, rowing, swimming, drawing, informative competitions, magic tricks shows and more. Women and girls also to get their share of fun through the different fashion shows and cooking competitions and more on a daily basis from 4 pm to 10 pm.

Beach Games
Cheer on your favorite teams in beach football, volleyball, swimming, and more. Daily from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Marine Races and Sports Events

Get ready for the thrilling marine races and challenging competitions at the Al Dhafra Water Festival. Don’t miss the opportunity to cheer on the athletes!


- UAE “Regatta" Sailing Championship (Modern sailing races with two boating categories: Laser and Optimist)
- Tafrees Dhow Sailing Race (Bawaneesh Boats)
- Heritage Rowing Boats Race - 30 foot
- Bawaneesh Sailing Race
- Jenanah Sailing Boats Race – 22 foot
- The 1st Dalma Long Distance Race
- Kite Surfing Competition


date and time

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 - Sat, Apr 20, 2019

event location

Al Dhafra, Al Dhafra

contact info

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
Tel: 024440444

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