Festival in the Park (day 1)

22 March


Date 22 March
Venue Umm Al Emarat Park

The capital’s outdoor musical celebration is back with two nights of eclectic live performances in the relaxed evening setting of Umm Al Emarat Park, including main stage appearances as well as interactive workshops and community events, as well as film screenings showcasing India’s rich culture: Jai Ho, A Brush with Life, and The Spirit of India.

On Thursday night, it’s time to party with Indian exuberance and flair. Learn the best of Bollywood dance in a workshop with prolific choreographer Gilles Chuyen, before one of India’s most exciting live acts takes to the stage. Acclaimed by The Guardian as ‘India’s biggest cultural export’ and having played in over 1,500 concerts in 30 countries, The Raghu Dixit Project’s infectiously joyful live extravaganza will energise the crowds.

Day 1: Thu, 22 Mar

2–6 pm: Buy wares from local artisans, including Al Ghadeer traditional Emirati goods3.30–6 pm: Mural painting for children with autism, creating a beautiful installation for all to enjoy

3.30–6 pm: Everyone can get creative with workshops using recycled materials – consider the planet while you have fun making!

6–6.45 pm: Egyptian Marimba Queen Nesma Abdul Aziz leads a drumming workshop

7–7.45 pm: Gilles Chuyen Bollywood dance workshop

8–9 pm: Film screenings

9–10 pm: The Raghu Dixit Project