The Top 5 Must Do Events in the Arab World Before 2019 Is Up


Beitteddine Festivals

We are over half way through 2019 and time is passing us by, but you might not want to pass up on these incredible events taking place in the Arab world before we stroll into 2020.

The Arab world is known for its rich cultural heritage, food, music, and even the infamous camel races so we’ve rounded up the top 5 events that are worth attending no matter where you are in the Middle East.
 

Beiteddine Art Festival, Lebanon
July 18th - August 10th, 2019


Beiteddine Art Festival, Lebanon

This festival has already started, but there is still time to attend the prestigious Beiteddine Art Festival, which has been running for around 34 years. Located in a 200-year-old palace in Lebanon’s historic Chouf Mountains, attendees can not only expect incredible views and surroundings, but also a plethora of international and local musical acts and performances and art exhibitions. Tickets start from around $30.
 

"The Wizard of OZ" Broadway Show, Bahrain
August 13th – 17th, 2019


"The Wizard of OZ" Broadway Show, Bahrain

Ok stop what you’re doing and track down some tickets ASAP. If you grew up reading the book, or watching the movie, The Wizard of OZ Broadway Show is not to be missed. Arriving in Bahrain, the show will take place at the International Exhibition Center. It’s a perfect treat for the whole family, and a pocket friendly one at just $25 USD per ticket.
 

Al Dhafra Festival, UAE
Dec 16th 2019 – Jan 1st 2020


Al Dhafra Festival, UAE

If you live in the UAE, you will now about how much the country takes pride in its heritage and culture, and to celebrate it, Al Dhafra Festival takes place annually. You can expect to experience a dates competition, camel races, and falconry, just to name a few of the fun events taking place at the festival. Its free to attend which makes for a great day out for all the family too.
 

The 41st Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
Nov 20th – 29th, 2019


Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt

If you’re an Arabic movie buff and enjoy the art of cinema, the annual Cairo International Film Festival is right up your street. Accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), CIFF is organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and is the only internationally accredited running film festival in MENA. For budding filmmakers, the festival is also currently accepting submissions for those who want to show their films.
 

International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition, Saudi Arabia
Dec 3rd – 7th, 2019


International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition, Saudi Arabia

A sweet end to the year in Saudi Arabia as the city of Riyadh will host the biggest International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition in the Middle East. The event showcases the latest in chocolate and coffee, from gadgets to new brands, and the chance to taste some unique chocolate. Need we say anymore?

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