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  • Updated: January 09, 2024

All African Festival announces date, venue for third edition

All African Festival announces  date, venue for third editio

The Award-winning All Africa Festival (AAF) is set for its third edition, debuting in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

The festival which is UAE's largest showcase of Africa's rich and diverse cultures, is scheduled to hold from February 2 to 4, 2024.

This was made known via a press release dated January 1, 2024.

According to the release, AAF's third edition will have the UAE Africa Connect (UAEAC) platform which will serve as its strategic partner, a platform which celebrates the strong bond between the UAE and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

The press release noted; "The decision to move the All Africa Festival to Abu Dhabi, comes inspired by the nation’s ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and culturally diverse society, as well as having witnessed the growth in numbers of African expats living and working in the UAE."

Set to perform at the festival are A-List African artists including Omah Lay, Diamond Platnumz, Yemi Alade, Eddy Kenzo, Tekno, Skales, Kofi Olomide, and Nora Fatehi, among the array of other African stars.

The stage will be set on the grounds of Etihad Park; located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s landmark family entertainment destination, Yas Island.

"The fun-packed event will bring together residents and visitors alike for a 3-day long entertainment and culturally immersive extravaganza that includes performances from globally renowned music icons, as well as locally based talents and DJs, with representation from all regions of the African continent," the press release stated.

Speaking on the festival, Nina Olatoke, CEO and Co-Founder of the All Africa Festival said: “We couldn’t be more excited to bring back the All Africa Festival, with Yas Island in Abu Dhabi providing the perfect backdrop to take this event to new heights in driving our mandate to showcase and celebrate Africa’s vibrant entertainment, food and cultural experiences to residents and visitors to the UAE and the GCC region at large.

“From humble beginnings in Dubai’s Creek Park in 2018, to two consecutive years hosting the Festival at the foot of Burj Khalifa in Burj Park, our history spans more than five years of curating and successfully producing a festival that welcomes all nationalities to come and experience the heartbeat of Africa through sound and displays of art, fashion and cuisine.”

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