Why Liwa Village is the winter destination in the UAE

Liwa Village is transforming into the most engaging space during winter season in the UAE with the aim to provide guests with a family-friendly, holistic, two-week desert experience that combines the adventure of the outdoors with the best F&B, retail, and entertainment. A sensational celebration of Emirati culture, art, music, and adventure, fans of great entertainment will be flocking to the desert to get a glimpse of all the amazing activities in store. With several truly remarkable zones dotted around the incredible venue, don’t miss your chance to experience all the unrivalled, high-adrenaline fun in store in the coming weeks at Liwa Village.

Liwa Village is a combination of 6 unique zones where guests can enjoy a range of different thrilling, breath-taking, and exciting experiences. Perfect for the whole extended family, Liwa Village will have something for music fanatics, food connoisseurs, motor enthusiasts, and thrill seekers alike. The desert is about to come to life in the most magical and incredible way, so don’t miss your chance to be part of all the action. Check out what’s in store at each of the superb zones.

Souk: Rooted in the heritage and traditions of the region, Souk offers all the aromas and atmosphere associated with this much-loved staple. This is your chance to join numerous activities and customs designed to bring back a sense of community and reconnect you with the origins of the culture we know and love. Wrapped in the aromatic scent of oud, the Souk features many fun customary practices to enjoy including the Spice Market, Henna Art, Khoos Basket Weaving, Live Cooking sessions serving up an Emirati banquet, and so much more. The space will also be filled with some top F&B vendors including High Joint, Space Cafe, Nap Pizza, and so much more!


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Oasis: Like the name suggests, Oasis is a tranquil respite created with your peace of mind, in mind. The Oasis will offer mindfulness and relaxation, while providing ample opportunity to also enjoy retail and culinary delicacies. Lose yourself in activities designed to calm the senses including Terrarium Making, Jewellery Design, Terracotta Pot Painting and Tea Excursions that are all designed to help you express your inner creativity. With several pop-ups as well including Mattar Farm, Lento, Let’s Cafe, and much more, there will be something to spark everyone’s interest.

Pavilion: Right at the heart of it all, Pavilion provides a place to just pause, eat, chill, rest, and reconnect. This serene setting is a peaceful sanctuary that allows you to escape the act of doing, and to focus on the art of just being. Infused with luscious plant life and calming architecture, the Pavilion is perfectly placed at the center of it all to help sooth your head space.

Playzone: Let your inner child come out to play in the fun-filled Playzone! Packed with a ton of fun for children, teenagers and even adults, Playzone will include a dedicated e-gaming area and will be the perfect place to enjoy entertaining activities that will bring back great childhood memories while you create new ones with your family. With plenty of arcade machines to test out your skills, plus sweet treats to stock up on, Playzone will be filled with excitement from the first to last moment.

Immersive Dining: Crafted to tantalise more than just your taste buds, GAZE, the immersive dining venue in Souk will be an all-encompassing sensorial experience that allows you to enjoy the finest dining experience for all your senses. Featuring regional and world-renowned international restaurants, and a dining environment interwoven with digital technology under the stars, this is a meal to savour for a lifetime.

Antika will be the first of these pop-ups from December 16th to 18th. Bringing diners oriental fusions of Arabic dishes & continuous captivating entertainment, it promises to be an engaging and enlightening experience. Hosting 1 session per evening, guests can get there tickets here to be part of this special event.

Next up will be award-winning restaurant Zuma, from December 23rd to 25th where diners can look forward to contemporary Japanese delights. A sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of informal eating, and 3 sessions per evening.

Stage: Like a mesmerizing mirage in the middle of the desert, the striking main stage will play host to many marquee moments throughout the festival. The exciting focal point of the whole Liwa Village, the expansive majlis seating coupled with the enormous digital screens creates the perfect space to be enthralled.

The opening weekend will see acclaimed artist Eida Al Menhali light up the stage on December 16th, bringing with him his range of smash hits; Hamad Al Ameri will also be performing on the night, and will be sure to get the audience into great spirits to kick off the weekend in true Emirati style. With tickets available starting from AED150 up to AED6,000 for a Royal Suite, head over to Platinum List to buy your tickets now.

FuelFest Arabia, founded by Cody Walker, will also be taking over the main stage on Saturday 17th, perfect for car enthusiasts with plenty of car tricks set to entertain the crowd. FuelFest is a celebration of car culture and the ideal spot for all petrol heads to experience a thrilling range of the most exciting exotic cars in the world. Fans and drivers will also be treated to live drifting and drag racing as the distinctive hum and purr of engines fill the air along with special guest appearances from Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Cody Walker.

Finishing off the opening weekend in style on December 18th, guests can also catch the superb finale to the great football tournament in recent history on a big screen at 7PM, followed by an exclusive concert by the one and only Ludacris. Gearing up to wow the crowd by playing his large repertoire of hit songs including “Get Back”, “Southern Hospitality”, and “Move”, the American rapper is sure to illuminate the venue with his showstopping performance. Guests that want to watch the match and have access to the after party with Ludacris with prices starting at AED150 up to AED1200 for private tables.

To find out more about each of these exciting zones and to keep up to date on everything taking place at Liwa Village visit www.liwavillage.ae.

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