The Dubai Latin Fest is Back!

The biggest Latin party in the Middle East returns to Dubai this month
ByMashal AbbasiMonday , 04 April 2016
The Dubai Latin Fest is Back!

Are you ready to salsa? The Dubai Latin Fest is back for the second time! Presented by the BNF school of dance and entertainment, the 2nd Dubai Latin Fest will bring the best of Spanish & South American culture, arts, fashion and food to the region.

Inspired by Dubai’s leadership’s vision and efforts to become the leading global and cultural hub, Dubai Latin Fest seeks to showcase the best of Latin culture, creativity and flavour. With a big focus on musical and performance arts that festival-goers can partake in, and the tastiest treats to come from South America and Spain, the event promises to be a unique and fabulous experience for adults and children alike.

The festival includes five main events which will take place from 10 to 17 April across different Dubai venues, and are as follows:

Dubai Latin Flavours 

Four native Latin restaurants around Dubai will celebrate with special theme nights related to the country they represent. Expect a tailored set menu of multiple dishes and a creation of beverages presented by head chefs of each eatery. Enjoy Mexican food at Maya, Latin cuisine at Toro Toro, head over to Seville's for some Spanish flavours and for a taste of Brazil, Fogueira is the place to be! BNF dancers will be at all venues to entertain clientele with their breathtaking shows. 

INFO: 7:30-10pm, Sun 10 Apr, Maya, Le Roy Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Al Road, Mon 11 Apr, Toro Toro, Grosvener House Dubai, Tue 12 Apr, Seville's, Wafi Mall, Wed 13 Apr, Fogueira, Ramada, JBR, www.dubailatinfest.com 

Dubai Latin Village 

Visitors to Dubai's Latin Village will find 22 stalls offering everything from food, art pieces, fashion and much more. Famous Latin eateries in Dubai like Pollo Pollo, Maria Bonita, Urban Paella, Arepa Loca and Bar Tropical will display their stalls with delightful dishes for visitors to enjoy. The market will feature a stage with shows for children and adults alike. Spanish Nuria Martinez from Easy Dance will give a free ‘Sevillanas’ workshop in which she promises to teach the techniques of this patriotic dance in 4 easy steps. The village will also account with performances from Batuta Events, Pentagrama events, Spanish Comedy and bnf dancers. Free Entry!

INFO: 2pm - 10pm, Thu 14 Apr, 11am to 10pm, Fri 15 - Sat 16 Apr, Free Entry, Hilton JBR grounds, www.dubailatinfest.com 

Dubai Latin concert

The JBR Hilton beach will expect at least 3000 guests coming to enjoy the signature Latin beats and captivating voice of Colombian musical artist Fanny Lu singing top hits like No te pido flores and No eres para mi, and introducing new singles to her fans. The Latin model, singer and actress with perform along with other local-based performers including Eddi Duarte & Muzz Suave, Royal Mariachi and a sensational Salsa Orchestra which will pay a tribute to Joe Arroyo, one of Colombia’s Caribbean music legends.

INFO:7pm -11pm, Fri 15 Apr, Ticket prices start at Dhs180, Hilton JBR Beach, tickets available at www.dubailatinfest.com 

Dubai Latin Films

Three award winning Latin films, Columbian drama-comedy movie Sofia y el Terco, Brazilian amusement blockbuster Cine Holliudy and Dominican Republic thriller Despertar will all be displayed on large outdoor screens at the Dubai Latin Village.

INFO: 5:30-7pm, Thu 14 Apr - Sat 16 Apr, Free Entry, Hilton JBR grounds, www.dubailatinfest.com 

Dubai Latin Dance

Develop your hip shaking skills at the many dance events taking place during this time: 40+ world-Champion Dancers will gathered in Dubai Latin Fest to teach in three intensive workshops, the secrets and techniques of Kizomba, Salsa and Bachata. Moreover, BNF professional artists will host an incredible Bootcamp where attendees will rehearse a set choreography and perform it on the last day of the event. 

INFO: Thu 14 – Sun 17 April, for workshop times and dates, please visit http://dubailatinfest.com/xchange/festival-program-by-event/ 

We can't wait to be a part of this Latin extravaganza! What are you looking forward to most?

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