Cultural in Madinat Zayed

Al Dhafra Festival

For 11 days, up to 25,000 long-legged dromedaries descend upon Madinat Zayed to take part in this hugely popular festival. Aside from camel races and the famous Mazayna (a camel beauty contest), there are other...

Sports in Jebel Dhanna

Al Dhafra Watersports Festival

Mirfa, a relaxed, sleepy fishing town with a nice sandy beach, comes to life every April during this 10-day festival, which sees kitesurfing, sailing and swimming competitions along with dhow (traditional cargo...

Sports in Liwa Oasis

Liwa Sports Festival

The large, flat area at the base of the Moreeb Dune is the staging ground of the Liwa Sports Festival, featuring car and bike races alongside shooting competitions, falcon and camel racing and a classic car show.

Food & Drink in Liwa Oasis

Liwa Date Festival

The quest for the best date is on at this weeklong festival, which also features cooking contests, a souq and a kids tent. These are accompanied by various competitions, including one for the most beautiful date...