Festival Pics

Final Day Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Final Day Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

 

Beach clean up Dahab Bedouin Festival 2014

Beach clean up Dahab Bedouin Festival 2014

 

Festival site 2011-2013

Festival site 2011-2013

Festival organisers and helpers 2013

Festival organisers and helpers 2013

Live Music Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Live Music Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Fire Show Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Fire Show Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Bedouin History and Culture presentation Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Bedouin History and Culture presentation Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Final night party Dahab Bedouin Festival 2012

Final night party Dahab Bedouin Festival 2012

Full Moon party Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Full Moon party Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Setting up Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Setting up Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Springtime desert excursion Dahab Bedouin Festival 2014

Springtime desert excursion Dahab Bedouin Festival 2014

Night life Dahab Bedouin Festival 2014

Night life Dahab Bedouin Festival 2014

Hand made hand bags at market Dahab Bedouin Festival 2014

Hand made hand bags at market Dahab Bedouin Festival 2014

Partial Lunar Eclipse during festival 2013

Partial Lunar Eclipse during festival 2013

Children's activities Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Children’s activities Dahab Bedouin Festival 2013

Live Bedouin Music Dahab Bedouin Festival 2012

Live Bedouin Music Dahab Bedouin Festival 2012

Camel Race Dahab Festival and Dahab Bedouin Festival 2011

Camel Race Dahab Festival and Dahab Bedouin Festival 2011

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The Wadi Zelega Camel Race

This is not a race organised or set up for tourists, it’s the real deal! Everyone is welcome, and this is what it is all about…

Firstly, and to many most importantly, you drive deep into the desert across endless amazing landscapes…

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In the company of the lovely people of South Sinai…

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Then, setting up camp and enjoying being REALLY away from it all…under the stars or lit up by the moon…

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Early in the morning, the race starts: 25 km of camels and cars racing for glory. The Muzeina tribe vs the Tarabeen tribe, may the best camel win!

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Weather conditions: freezing!

Driving conditions: extreme!

Camping conditions: comfortable, rain proof, freeze proof…if you are going with us…

Would you like to join? Please book by 23h00 on wednesday the 7th at the latest as places are limited.

SinaiSafariinfo@sinai-safari.com

tel: (002) 0100 528 9582.

 

 

 

It’s Circus time…

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Dahab, a small town on the Gulf of Aqaba, a diving heaven, a traveler’s haven, awesome moutains, beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, lovely people and…Circ Bonboni!

What a blessing it is for this town to have such a vibrant, positive and uniting project putting so many smiles on so many faces. So much energy and hard work has been put in over the years and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved, with a very special thank you to Regula (“the incredible”), for what you are doing for Dahab and its community.

So Dahabians, residents and visitors, be sure not to miss the amazing Circ Bonboni’s latest performance: The Golden Puzzle, Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of December in Ibis Styles Hotel. For more info, please click on the logo

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Festival location

So far so good, we hope even more of you will come join in some of the activities or just relax around the fire with us. For those who are having trouble finding us, we are 200 metres north of Sheikh Ali Resort on Mashraba road.

festmapWe have many new activities added to the program. So please click on each day on the right taskbar of the website for more info.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.