Smooth movers take note – early bird tickets for the Dubai Latin Festival are now on sale.
Celebrate South American and Spanish culture at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre when the annual event returns for the third time, in April.
An energetic Latin dance party at Zero Gravity will high kick things off from 10pm on 12th April, and the fest continues until 15th.
Here’s more of what to expect:
Each day, there’ll be performances from dancers, bands and solo acts like Eddi Duarte and Taha Tito.
13th April. Shows and entertainment: 5.30pm-8.30pm. 8.45pm-12.30pm Cali Flow Latino, reggaetón duo
14th April. Shows and entertainment: 2.30pm-8.30pm. 8.45pm-12.30pm El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, world famous salsa band
15th April. Shows & Entertainment: 2.30pm-8.30pm. 8.45pm-12.30pm Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress
Strap on your dancing shoes and choose from the four tents, where there’ll be six hours of workshops on kizomba, salsa, bachata and a mix of all the Latin dance forms.
Time slots: 11am-11.50pm, 12pm-1pm, 1pm-1.50pm, 2pm-2.50pm 3pm-3.50pm, 4pm-4.50pm, 5-5.50pm, 6pm-6.50pm. Performances by world champions and Middle Eastern talent will wrap up every day from 7pm-9pm.
Hungry from all that hip shaking? Some of the best Latin restaurants in town will be serving up traditional eats, along with a selection of popular food trucks.
Markets, movies and more dancing, with the chance to pick up jewellery and fashion, watch open-air films and join exercise classes.
Stretch it out at yoga classes from 10am-11am. Zumba 11am-1pm. Reggaetón 2pm-4pm. Salsa and bachata for beginners 4pm-6pm.
Movies 6pm-8pm. 13th April: Despertar (Dominican Republic). Science fiction thriller about a man’s search for information on his wife’s mysterious disappearance.
14th April: Cine Holliudy (Brazil). This comedy revolves around a fights against all odds to keep the small movie theatres in businesses.
15th April: Sofia Y El Tuerto (Colombia) Award-winning comedy that follows the female protagonist on her trip to the Caribbean and the people she meets along the way.
Festival goers can also rub shoulders with artists and dance away over some food and beverages and take part in tour of Dubai or a desert safari.
Early bird tickets start from AED 250, which does not include workshops, boat parties or city tours. Day and weekend passes and a full schedule of events are available at dubailatinfest.com