Positive Dahab

anja posterIt is soon time get together for this year’s festival. Firstly we must announce that the festival will not be taking place in the usual location by the flood plain. Unfortunately the flood has come late this year (march 9th) and made it either logistically too difficult or costly to set up the festival there. However we are lucky to have an excellent plan B: at the entrance and exit of Mashraba on the road of Sheikh Ali Resort. Our disappointment with having to change location is very slight given that the cause is such a blessing to Sinai and the Bedouin way of life: rain.

We are therefore very happy to be organising some very interesting excursions to see the desert in springtime, Wadi Gnei after the rain and to introduce another theme to the festival: Agro-tourism.

Agro-tourism is going to be promoted during the festival to show another side of Sinai. We will be visiting Habiba organic farm, plantations in Wadi Gheib, eating organic vegetables and chicken…all locally produced…all week! There will also be organic and healthy foods for sale all week at the festival where you will find some products of truly exceptional quality.

For the first time in our festival: Diving with Bedouin. Benefit from local Bedouin dive master’s unique knowledge of the Dahab marine environment and help us encourage more diving with locals.

Another positive initiative will be linked to keeping Dahab clean with recycling art and the introduction of Dahab’s very first, non pollutant plastic recycler! No, we are not just saying this to impress you! All residents and visitors, you can start putting your hard plastic aside for re-cycling…find out more at the festival.

There will be a (surely fantastic) performance by Circ Bonboni at the Ibis Styles hotel, children’s activities with Kinderhouse Dahab (who we thank very much for making this year’s poster). We will also have our “waves of wellness”  tent with Dahab’s masseurs, healers, yogis…

All week: Bedouin handicrafts, organic food market, medicinal Sinai plants, Bedouin history display, windsurfing with Bedouin, Recycling art, Bedouin food, children’s area and free tea!

Here is what we have scheduled so far, more to be updated. For more information on the activities, if you would like to participate or add anything to the festival, please e-mail us: bedouinfestival@gmail.com

Saturday 12th

9h – Clean up dive.

16h – Dahab Clean Up

18h – Recycling art

19h – Bedouin dinner (free for the clean up team)

20h – live music and fire show

Sunday 13th

9h – Fun dive

9h – Day trip to Wadi Gnei Oasis with rock climbing and plant discovery

17h – Bellydance class

18h –  Bedouin dinner

19h – Movie: Prince Ahmed

Monday 14th

9h – Intro dive

9h – Day trip to Sinai’s organic farms

10h-11h –  Waves of wellness morning workshop

14h–16h30 –  Taster massages, treatments or readings

17h – Oriental Dance Workshop

18h – Protection Flags
18h – Bedouin dinner

Tuesday 15th

10h-11h –  Waves of wellness morning workshop

11h – Fun Dive: underwater Bedouin tent in ligthouse

14h–16h30 –  Taster massages, treatments or readings

15h – Sandboarding

17h – sunset workshop or meditation

18h – Full moon dinner

Wednesday 16th

9h – Intro Dive

9h – Canyons desert excursion

10h-11h –  Waves of wellness morning workshop

14h–16h30 –  Taster massages, treatments or readings

17h – Self healing workshop

18h – Bedouin dinner

20h – Oriental Dance show with Dahiba

Thursday 17th

9h – Fun dive

9h – Springtime desert excursion

10h-11h –  Waves of wellness morning workshop

14h–16h30 –  Taster massages, treatments or readings

17h – sunset workshop or meditation

18h – Desert dinner

Friday 18th

9h – Clean up dive

9h – Children’s activities

15h – Dahab Festival market

17h – Circ Bonboni show at Ibis Styles

20h – Live Music

Anything you would like to add to the program? Please let us know: bedouinfestival@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 16th of April

The program will be updated soon. Here is what is confirmed so far:

Diving with Bedouin

9.00 – Intro Dive. Make your introduction to diving with a local Bedouin guide

Canyon desert excursion

9.00 – Discover some incredible rock formations, the silence of the desert and beautiful people in their environment: the Bedouin.

Waves of wellness

10.00 – 11.00 Restorative yoga workshop with Susan
14.00 – 16.30 Reiki group treatments with several Reiki practitioners (Iris, Annet, Maggi, Susan and others)
17.00 – 18.00 Self-healing workshop with Paola

18.30 – Bedouin dinner

19.30 – Oriental Dance Performance

21.00 – Live Music in Bedouin Lodge

 

Sunday 13th

More to come, this is what is confirmed so far:

Diving with Bedouin

9.00 – Fun dive. Discover some amazing dive site with local Bedouin dive masters. Booking in advance at the site or by e-mail (bedouinfestival@gmail.com) is preferable

Day trip: rock climbing and plant discovery

9.00 – After the floods of march 9th, Wadi Gnei is blooming and even more stunning. Discover incredible plants, hike in this beautiful wadi, do some rock climbing with local Bedouin guides or simply have a relaxing day. Leaving from the festival site. Booking in advance at the site or by e-mail (bedouinfestival.com) is preferable.

16h – Volleyball in Sheikh Ali Resort

17h – Bellydance Class

18h –  Bedouin dinner

19h – Movie: Prince Ahmed.

Saturday 12th

Welcome to the festival’s opening day. The program will be updated shortly, here is what is confirmed so far:

Diving with Bedouin

9.00 – Clean up dive.  Our first event is underwater, organised by local Bedouin dive masters. Help us keep the reef clean!

16.00 – Dahab Clean Up.

18.00 – Recycling art. Using some of the rubbish collected during the clean up, showing you how waste can be turned into works of art.

19.00 – Bedouin Dinner

20.00 – Live Bedouin Music

Fire Show

 

Monday 14th Of April

We will be updating the program as activities are confirmed. Here is what is confirmed so far:

Diving with Bedouin

9.00 – Intro dive. Discover diving with local Bedouin dive masters.

Excursion to Sinai’s organic farms

9.00 – We will be going to Habiba organic farm in Nuweiba. We will also stop to buy some organic chicken before heading to visit some plantations in the desert.

Waves of Wellness

10.00 – 11.00 Body Combat/Body Sculpt workshop with Maggi

11.00 – 12.00 Guided meditation “Sitting in the Power” with Daisy
14.00 – 16.30 Reiki with a channeled message taster treatments with Annet
14.00 – 16.30 Energy healing taster treatments with Paola

17.00 – 18.00 Oriental Dance Workshop with Dahiba

18.00 – Protection Flags with Ursula

18.00 – Bedouin dinner

20.00 – Discover Sinai discussion with Zoltan.

Tuesday 15th of April

The program will be updated soon. Here is what we have confirmed for these times so far:

Diving with Bedouin

9.00 – Fun dive. If you have an open water certification, join local Bedouin guides and discover some amazing dive sites

11.00 – Bedouin tea under water! Dive at the lighthouse and see something very unusual…

Waves of Wellness

10.00 – 11.00 Self-healing workshop with Paola

11.00 – 11.30 Fun Dance with Thanchita
14.00 – 16.30 Tarot and Intuitive Readings taster sessions with Iris
14.00 – 16.30 Energy healing taster treatments with Paola
17.00 – 18.30 Introduction to Mediation with Momo

15.00 – Sandboarding

18h – Full moon dinner

 

Thursday 17th of April

The program will be updated soon. This is what is confirmed so far:

Diving with Bedouin

9.00 – Fun dive. Discover another dive site with a local Bedouin guide who will also give you a rich insight into the underwater world.

9.00 – Springtime desert excursion. Join us to visit some Bedouin who have settled temporarily in the deep desert to allow their goats and sheep. You will also see why they have chosen to move to these areas, after the late winter rains, there is an abundance of medicinal and other plants for the herds to graze on. Fresh goat’s milk, and tasty freshly prepared food and stunning views will be a small part of the program.

Waves of Wellness Activities for the Dahab Bedouin Festival

11.00 – 11.30 Fun Dance with Thanchita

14.00 – 16.30 Ayurvedic Facial massage taster treatments with Maggi
14.00 – 16.30 Sound and Body massage taster treatments with Vimala
14.00 – 16.30 Indian Head massage taster treatments with Susan
17.00 – 17.30 Crystal journey meditation with Iris

17.30 – 18.30 Introduction to Matrix Healing workshop with Daisy

18.00 – Desert dinner. Enjoy a delicious freshly prepared Bedouin meal under the stars and the light of the moon. This dinner can be combined with the day’s desert excursion for a long full day of desert and Bedouin experience.

 

 

Friday 18th of April

The program will be updated soon.

Diving with Bedouin

9.00 – Clean up dive. For our closing day of the festival, we find it relevant to do another clean up dive with the hope that many will keep up the momentum.

9.00 – Children’s activities with Dahab Kinderhouse

14.00 – Community market. Come and discover the various tastes, skills, art and variety of Dahab’s international community

17.00 – Circ Bonboni performance at Ibis Styles hotel

19.00 – Bonboni Fire Show

20.00 – Live Music.