Kite festival returns for its 9th edition. The only thing Dubai seems to be doing is soaring above and beyond with technological innovations, infrastructural progress and countless festivals and events.
After the commencement of the Lego Festival, is yet another grand festival awaiting to fill the city with cheer and amusement – The Kite Festival of Dubai, 2020. Following the huge success in 2019, this family-friendly event is coming back with a list of workshops, live entertainment and of course, plenty of colourful kites soaring through the sky. TicketsToDo presents to you the Kite Festival of Dubai and the reason why it is celebrated.
Amazing Kite Festival 2020 in Dubai
Kites are taken as symbols of having high aspirations and elevated vision, which Duabi stands for. Man always had an inherent wish to fly high in the sky and thus, kites were created. Though the exact origin of kites are not known, it was originally invented for military purposes but now, kites are used also for entertainment, amusement, and celebration.
The Kite Festival in Dubai was brought in the year 2011 along with the Hindu Festival of Makar Sankranti, marking the winter solstice and ushering into the spring season.
But first, here are some Interesting Kite Facts.
- The first International Kite Festival was celebrated in Gujarat in the year 1989.
- Kites may date back far as 2000 to 3000 years.They were initially made from bamboo and silk in China.
- In countries like Indonesia, India, Vietnam and China, kite flying is both sport and recreation.
- The largest kite ever flown in the world has a total lifting area of 950 sqm. The kite was made by Abdulrahman Al Farsi and Faris Al Farsi and flown at the Kuwait Hala Festival in Flag Square, on February 15th, 2005. This kite holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest kite.
Moving on to the Kite Festival 2020, Dubai, here are the details.
Venue: Creek Park, Dubai.
Date: Friday, January 10th, 2020
Show timings: 10am to 8pm
There will also be a list of live entertainment including DJs’ spinning the decks, a traditional Dhol player, Indian dance displays and kite competitions. So for the ones interested in flying kites and competing to fly, this is your place.
For those interested to fly kites at these events, noon.com offers varieties of kites you could choose from. Starting at AED 10, these kites could be all that you need for a fashionable flight at the Kite Festival. From owl-shaped kites to bat-shaped and even dragon-shaped ones, choose yours from these. You can use noon codes to get ultimate discount on these kites.
Owl Flying Kite
Made from lightweight and durable fabric, this kite comes with a carrying bag for easy storage and is priced at AED 11.90
Bat Flying Kite
Made with strong fibreglass rod, high quality ripstop polyester fabric for light weight and durability, this kite is priced at AED 19
Cartoon Parrot Flying Kite
Made with ripstop polyester fabric, this kite is priced at AED 22.
Dual Line Flying Kite
Made with ripstop 190 T polyester fabric, this kite is priced at AED 66.95
Dragon Flying Kite
Made with premium grade materials for extended durability, this aerodynamically designed kite is priced at AED 68.70
Beach Flying Kite
Made with ripstop 210T polyester fabric, this kite comes in the shape of three dimensional sailboat bed and is priced at AED 69.99
If these are not the type you’re looking for, noon.com has many other options you could choose from.
Colourful Parafoil Kite
This kite is made of premium polyester fabric, which is ripstop and lightweight and is priced at AED 19.99
Cartoon Butterfly Kite
Made with ripstop 210T polyester fabric with fibreglass frame, it is easy to take off and fly steadily. Comes with a handle with line and a storage bag and is priced at AED 32.99
Made with high quality material, this kite is waterproof, safe and non-toxic. It is priced at AED 35
Giant Whale Flying Kite
This kite is made of premium polyester fabric, which is tear-resistant and lightweight, easy to launch and fly in the breeze. Comes with a handle with line and a storage bag for convenient carrying, it is priced at AED 36.99
Parrot Kite with Tail
Made with polyester and fibreglass, this kite is easy to launch. Comes with a handle with 100m string and a storage bag, it is priced at AED 38.99
Double Line Rainbow Kite
Made with 190T polyester, this rainbow kite is guaranteed to thrill. It comes with a flying string with handle and a bag for carrying and is priced at AED 39.99
Made with 210T polyester and fibreglass, this kite is suitable for open areas and beaches. It comes with a handle and a storage bag and is priced at AED 41.99
Grab your kite and head to this colorful and fun event on the 10th of this month! Dubai, keep flying!