10 March 2018     Festivals 

A new edition of Doha Cultural Diversity Festival in Qatar will be organized this year from September 2018 to January 2019. Applications for participation in the third edition of the Doha Cultural Diversity Festival, might be completed for 11 periods.  Details of the dates can be found on the official website of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF.The groups will have free time for beach and shopping in the shops and bazaars. The organizers have also prepared tourist visits to the museums, the island of Pearl of Qatar and others.

From 10 July to 10 August 2018 in the second largest city in Oman - Salalah, will be held the new edition of the International Folk Dance Festival. It is held under the patronage of UNESCO in the framework of one of the important events in Oman - the Tourism Festival. Visiting groups will present their culture and national traditions within 4 periods from 10 July to 10 August 2018. Salalah is famous for its beaches, nature, camels and desert. Details and subscription for participation – on the website of EAFF.

Earlier submission of an application to participate in another attractive dance festival in Oman from 15 January to 15 February 2019, guarantees candidates to participate in the program of the festival with a limited number of participants. The festival has a folklore character and the organizers hope the performers will represent the colors of their countries in the folk art. The event will take place in the largest city of Oman - Muscat. The city existed in the 1st century as an important port between the East and the West. In its history, he was controlled by famous empires like Persia and Portugal. Today it is popular among tourists with the opera, the desert, the market and the palace. Applications for participation will be accepted until 19 October 2018.