The Emirate’s pre-eminent family beach lifestyle event returns to Abu Dhabi for the consecutive third year
February 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The annual Aloha Raha beach festival is back by popular demand on 13-17 February. Abu Dhabi’s highly anticipated beach lifestyle event is promising more family-fun activities, sports and entertainment than ever. Brought to you by Aldar Properties PJSC (Aldar) the five-day festival offers families a fun-filled festival with free live family entertainment, a host of children’s activities and watersports, and over 40 new and exciting food and retail “pop-up” stands.
Returning to the capital for the third year in a row, Aloha Abu Dhabi is hosted at Al Muneera Beach Plaza, Abu Dhabi’s first waterfront retail development at Al Raha Beach. Taking its name from the Hawaiian word that means a heartfelt greeting and welcome, Aloha Abu Dhabi reflects Al Raha’s warm and welcoming spirit.
For water lovers, Aloha Abu Dhabi has partnered with luxury water transport company Jalboot to offer a wide range of enjoyable water sports activities, including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and paddle boating, plus unforgettable inflatable donut or banana boat rides. Jalboot will be also be providing tranquil, picturesque waterway transportation from Abu Dhabi Mall to the festival, costing AED 50 per person for a return trip.
On the beach, Aloha Abu Dhabi will dazzle visitors with its amazing daily light, sound and fire show, which mixes the elements for a breath-taking experience. Another highlight of the festival will be the powerful performances from home-grown talent, Vandalye Band, a gifted group of male musicians, and Leone Murphy, a popular singer-songwriter. Catering to the diverse tastes of its visitors, there will also be live DJ sets.
Appealing to outdoor sports-lovers, Aloha Abu Dhabi will host volleyball competitions and a number of Aloha Games, whilst yoga and a Cinemagraph Zone are available for those who prefer to relax. To ensure that children are kept entertained, Aloha Abu Dhabi will feature a bouncy castle, a Kids Zone, live drawing and a Kids Edutainment Corner. There will also be daily giveaways held every evening for lucky winners.
To complete the family beach experience, Aloha Abu Dhabi will play host to the tastiest food stands and chic boutique stands at its pop-up bazaar. With everything from indulgent sweet snacks to burgers and fresh seafood, Aloha Abu Dhabi will include over 40 family-favourite culinary brands including Taqado Mexican Kitchen, Candylicious and Yamasaki Sushi Bar. To satisfy the fashionistas, the bazaar will also be selling an amazing array of gifts from beauty products, plants, leather goods and clothes.
Zahra Al Ali, Marketing Manager from Aldar Properties commented, ‘In line with Aldar’s commitment to delivering an integrated lifestyle community, we want to create a family-focused event that brings everyone together for an unforgettable experience. Launched in 2016, in 2017 Aloha Abu Dhabi attracted over 20,000 visitors for this incredible annual Al Raha Beach event, to enjoy the best family-friendly entertainment. Each year we evolve the event based on visitor feedback to deliver more of the activities, food and retail that people want, and this year is no exception, and promises to be the best Aloha festival yet.’