18th - 20th OCTOBER 2018
10 Reasons for a RAK Staycation or a Vacation this fall!

Get away with your friends and family for a dancing Staycation or a Vacation at RAK International Dance Festival from 18th October to 20th October 2018 in Ras Al Khaimah.


A dance holiday is about spending fun times with the ones you love. So if you live in the UAE or board gather your favorite people and take a road trip to RAK – here’s why it makes for the perfect getaway for a dance holiday:

1. RAK is a beautiful city to explore and it’s closer than you think!

Ras Al Khaimah is only a 40 minute drive from Dubai International Airport, but feels a million miles away from the urban hustle. You’ll likely need less than half a tank of gas for a round trip to Ras Al Khaimah – much less expensive and much less hassle than a flight out of the country!


2. There are fantastic International Dance Festival deals!

Be sure to take advantage of discounted room rates for both UAE residents and international visitors during the festival weekend at the Hilton Al Hamra Beach Resort & Golf.


3. RAK is, quite literally, cooler!

Temperatures on Jebel Jais (the UAE’s highest mountain) are typically 10 degrees cooler than in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, even in the height of summer.  And in winter, it can even snow!. Join our Jebel  Jais tour during the festival and experience the coolest temperature in the UAE.


4. Kids are in for a festival of fun!

There’s so many activities to keep the kids and you entertained during the RAK International Dance Festival at Hilton Al Hamra Beach Resort & Golf, in the kids club, the spa, the pool, the family dance Olympics and plenty of thrills on the beach that will leave you free to relax.


5. RAK performers are not only top notch but they also want to dance with YOU!

Pablito is known for being not only a world-class performer and an incredible Salsa instructor, but most importantly, for being someone who loves to social dance. This is why it was imperative that the RAK International Dance Festival is filled with performers who are not only known world-wide for their talent but who also love to spend the night on the dance floor. Also, there are many international and national artists attending from as far away as Italy, Cuba, USA, Holland to Germany, and they are all ready to bring you an incredible show. The entire RAK team is working hard to create an experience you won't forget and the only way you see it for yourself is to make sure you are here to witness it!


6. You make friends from all over the world!

If you’re looking to meet new friends or get catch up with old friends you haven’t seen in a long time – the RAK dance festival could be just what you need. Once you walk into the RAK dance Festival, you’ll find a friendly group of people from a wide mix of backgrounds. With dance enthusiasts from more than 60 countries - you’ll find men and women of all different ages, from all corners of the world. You will find parents, single people and couples, shy and outgoing people. You’ll find doctors and dentists, homemakers and hairdressers (and barbers), hoteliers, entrepreneurs, firemen and people from every imaginable walk of life. And they’re all really open to meeting you – as long as you’re friendly and ready to have a great time.


7. Introducing For the first time ever - A New & Awesome Venue for the shows, workshops and parties – All Under One Roof!

The Convention Center at the Hilton Al Hamra Beach Resort & Golf will blow your mind away with its incredible facilities. This amazing venue gives the RAK International Dance Festival 2018 the exclusive setting it deserves. Perfect ballroom space with multiple partitions for the different night parties and workshops, a spacious foyer area for networking and dance vendors, multiple dressing rooms for the artists, multiple dance floors, beautiful chandeliers and fantastic sound system will make RAK2018 an unforgettable experience.


8. Only the Finest Social Dancing Experience

So we have the beautiful Hilton Al Hamra Beach Resort & Golf hotel filled with amazing and friendly dancers from around the world and the finest RAK DJs to ever grace your ears, what else could you want? How about a spacious wooden dance floor to fit all the happy dancing couples? RAK will be providing the space you need to make sure you are dancing comfortably and joyously for the entire weekend.


9. You will find happiness and love!

Last but not least, we give you our personal favorite reason why RAK and the UAE is the best place on earth to visit and to dance Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and more. The UAE frequently ranks as one of the happiest places on earth. The country’s secret? People in the UAE often site their love of music and community (celebrating / dancing). RAK lives these values to their fullest and nowhere is it more evident than on the dance floor. You can feel it in people’s irrepressible smilesdance fuels happiness, and happiness fuels dance, in a self-reinforcing, sweaty cycle of spins and shimmies.


10. You will regret missing it for the rest of the year.

We believe we've said all we could say about why you NEED to come to the RAK International Dance Festival 2018, unless of course, you are opposed to having fun and having an amazing time. Don't be that guy or gal who flips through all the pictures afterwards saying, "Shucks, I knew I should've gone!" If you've already booked your flight and your full passes then feel relieved knowing that this will be a weekend you will remember forever. If you haven't, then what are you waiting for? We'll see each and every one of you on the dance floor!














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