Wondering what to do this weekend? Bring out the child in you by visiting the 2nd edition of the Dubai International Kite Festival happening on the 17th, 18th, and 19th March. After a successful 1st innings, the Kite Festival is being held as part of the Dubai International Shopping Festival and is the perfect event for a family outing. The 1st edition had over 60,000 people visiting with their families and having a great time. You can see the sky coloured with different hues at the Kite Festival and it is a sight to look for.

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What’s happening at the Kite Festival this year?

Why not go for the grand opening today from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm and dazzle yourself with the sights of beautiful kites filling up the sky? If you are a late evening person, this year’s kite festival has night kite flying from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. In night kite flying you can see beautiful illuminated kites that adorn the sky and take you back to your carefree childhood days of running around and flying kites. You can also show off your kite-flying skills to your family by bringing your own creative kite. Make it a family event. Sit with your kids, make a kite and fly it at the Kite Festival.


For the ‘adults’ there are exciting events like Kite Surfing and Kite Buggies to bring out the adventure in you. There is also a live entertainment show from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm every evening that has a laser show and foot-tapping music on all 3 days! You can also see synchronised kite-flying, which is pretty hard considering the erratic wind but it is a show to look out for.


So, head out this weekend and visit the Kite Festival and make it a family evening to remember.

The International Kite Fest is happening at Jumeira Beach (behind Sunset Mall) on the 17th, 18th, and 19th March, 2016.

*For more information, visit IKF Dubai. All images sourced from the same website.

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