Yoga, jam sessions, live artists: RAK’s first music and wellness festival is here – News

RAKtopia will take place October 22-23 at Longbeach Campground

Published: Wed 27 Jul 2022, 11:21 AM

Music, wellness and art enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that RAKtopia, Ras Al Khaimah’s premier music and wellness festival, will take place October 22-23, 2022. The venue for the event is the scenic Longbeach Campground.

RAKtopia offers an exciting range of practitioners and artists who run events and courses.

Body movement awareness will be led by RAKtopia Ambassador Allaoua Gaham – an experienced yogi, anatomy expert and certified senior Animal Flow instructor.

Allaoua who will feature a yoga and breakdance workout that helps build more body awareness, and Systema, a form of martial arts that emphasizes physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Wellness enthusiasts can also participate in guided meditations with Sarah White, a yogi known for empowering students and instructors to better understand their bodies.

Pilates will also be in the spotlight, with Tamara Khoury, a certified personal trainer and holistic health coach specializing in HIIT and cardio Pilates, taking a class.

Caucasian woman practicing yoga by the sea

Caucasian woman practicing yoga by the sea

Music and dance fans can enjoy jam sessions with Charl Chaka, a creative music and movement dance facilitator, who will lead the flow alongside the dance teachers.

The day’s program will be followed by a lineup of local DJs in addition to live artists who will co-create art to showcase Ras Al Khaimah’s unique character and landscape. There will also be interactive ceramic and mandala workshops.

Internationally renowned DJs will take over after sunset to keep festival-goers dancing the night away.

Names include:

NU – one of the most listened to electronic music artists, famous for their creative mix of dance, tribal and energetic sounds;

LUM – a dynamic Argentinian electronic music DJ who has produced with artists like Bedouin, Blondish and Black Coffee;

2Third – one of the region’s most dynamic musical duos

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “As we continue to keep wellness and mental wellbeing at the forefront of our tourism strategy, RAKtopia aims to nurture communities and create moving links. Through this co-creation experience, we aim to foster an inclusive space for well-being, self-expression and self-exploration in the emirate.

Longbeach Campground is located along a 300 meter beach. It combines traditional camping with luxurious amenities and engaging activities, creating an immersive “glamping” experience.

Tickets are limited and available for purchase on Platinumlist, with early bird tickets available from July 27. Early bird packages with one night at Longbeach Campsite for 2 people and 2-day festival passes are available from Dh1,345 per couple. Individual early bird passes are priced at Dh350 for day 1 and Dh180 for day 2.

Festival packages:

Early Bird Day 1 + Day 2 combo ticket: Dh400

Combo regular ticket Day 1 + Day 2: 450 Dh

Day 1 ticket (October 22): 350 Dh

Day 2 ticket (October 23): 180 Dh

Festival times:

October 22, Saturday: 12 p.m. – 3 a.m.

October 23, Sunday: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.