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Regional artists to take over DAZ Festival in Al Ain

by Out and About Mag.

Music lovers are in for a treat as regional stars light up the stage during the 10-day DAZ Festival at Al Ain's Al Jahili Park from 10-19 February.


Tamer Hosny

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in cooperation with strategic partner Al Ain City Municipality and media partner Emarat FM and Star FM, the DAZ Festival (formerly known as the Dar Al Zain Festival) returns to Al Ain with even more exciting entertainment for the entire family.

Celebrating the vibrant spring season of the UAE, the outdoor festival overlooking historic Al Jahili Fort invites visitors to enjoy local and global street food, classic carnival rides, immersive art and performances by regional music stars while making great memories with friends and family.

Music Galore

This year, the festival brings some of the biggest names in the regional scene to satisfy every music taste, from khaleeji and pop to jazz and opera.


Rasha Rizk

Grammy-nominated Syrian singer Rasha Rizk will bring her ethereal music to the festival stage on 15 February. The artist, whose melodious voice is well recognised from Arabic theme songs for popular cartoons, is known for her hit songs "Sakru Al Shababik" and "Malak".

On 16 February, famous Egyptian musician Tamer Hosny will delight fans with sensational numbers, including "Erga'aly", "Bahebak", and "Awely Kalam". Throughout his career spanning 20 years, Hosny entertained music lovers young and old with over 15 diverse albums. The artist became a global name with the single "Smile", on which he collaborated with international rapper and musician Shaggy. He has also performed with other stars, including Snoop Dogg and AKON.

One of the region's most celebrated musicians, Egyptian superstar Ahmed Saad will get visitors' feet tapping on 17 February. His hit songs include "Bahebak Ya Sahbi", "Ya Khosara", "Eh El Youm El Helo Da" and "Alyki Ayoun", plus popular records like "Wasaa Wasaa", which was written and composed by the artist himself and made it to YouTube's top 100 list.

The electrifying Miami Band will take to the DAZ Festival stage on 19 February. The Khaleeji band from Kuwait has won the hearts of music fans across the region and will light up the stage with their chart-topping numbers, including "Juwaira", "Ma'ak Radhi", and "Ghalay ant ghalay".

Miami band

Miami Band

Get your tickets for the music extravaganzas now through the official ticketing partner, www.ticketmaster.ae, with Silver passes starting at AED 125, Gold starting at AED 295 and VIP starting at AED 495 for Tamer Hosny, Ahmed Saad, and Miami Band's concerts. Rasha Rizk's concert tickets start from AED 95 for Silver passes, AED 145 for Gold passes and AED 225 for VIP passes.

Something for Everyone

Inspired by nature and the energy of spring, the DAZ Festival will bring an abundance of unique and exciting experiences for visitors of all ages this season.

While music lovers get their fix on the main stage, families can head with the kids to the comfy theatre zone to watch Disney classics inspired by nature, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Jungle Book, and The Lion King.

Visitors can engage with immersive art installations such as the Pyramid Sphere, which marries technology and art or explore Instagrammable moments in the Dazzle Haus activation, which will take visitors on an underwater journey.

Family and friends will bond over fun games and skill-based challenges, such as the Jungle Escape Room and the virtual reality game Enter the Duat, during the 10-day festival.

Kids have a lot to be excited about with the arrival of the Children's Play Park, which will make them fall in love with nature, and the artistic and whimsical Oasis Play Park. Visitors can also turn back time as they enjoy the festival's different carnival rides and the DAZ Arcade.

All that fun works up an appetite, and the festival will be a foodie's dream, with F&B concepts from around the world and local street food at every corner of the event. Saint Aymes, the original London Instagrammable café, will pop up at the festival, along with enticing street food concepts from around the UAE.

Those looking for some retail therapy will have their choice of trending local and regional brands all in one place. Shoppers can buy everything from fashion, accessories, home décor, fragrance and beauty products and participate in cultural workshops and handmade crafts in the special Emirati pods.

Tickets for the DAZ Festival are available on Ticketmaster.ae and start from AED 25 online and AED 30 at the door. Visitors can purchase the add-on Festival Pass for AED 110, with access to all free zones and attractions in addition to all paid experiences, except for the skill games and inflatables, which can be purchased separately at the festival. Visit www.dazfestival.ae for more information about the event.



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