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Abu Dhabi’s 11th Korea Festival is a celebration of Korean culture

The event will take place at Umm Al Emarat Park.

Abu Dhabi, get ready to experience the vibrant world of Korean culture as the 11th Korea Festival 2023 is just around the corner. Hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the UAE and the Korean Cultural Center, this annual extravaganza promises two days of non-stop entertainment and cultural immersion. With the theme of “Sustainable Culture: Flowing into the Future” this year, the festival is set to captivate audiences of all ages.

This year’s festival theme is especially significant. The festival showcases efforts to revitalise traditional Korean dance and music, seamlessly blending them with contemporary expression. These performances are sure to resonate with the local audience, emphasising the importance of preserving cultural heritage.

Korea Festival

Taking place from Friday, 27 October until Saturday, 28 October, the festival at the Umm Al Emarat Park promises an exciting lineup of performances that blend traditional and contemporary aspects of Korean culture. 

Kicking off the festivities is a performance featuring Korean traditional music known as Pansori and Sanjo. Other acts include the Namwon City Art Troupe, an ensemble of Korean and Western instruments, and the Akh unit’s Taekwondo demonstration. For fans of K-pop, don’t forget to catch the electrifying concert featuring MustB and DIOS, promising an unforgettable night of music and dancing. 

But the Korea Festival isn’t just about performances. There’s also a Korean Culture Experience Zone that offers you a chance to immerse yourself in Korean culture — from K-tourism and K-beauty to traditional clothing, games, and art workshops.

Best of all, entrance to all events is free of charge, with an AED 10 park admission fee. So mark your calendars and prepare to embark on an incredible cultural journey to Korea.

GO: Visit https://uae.korean-culture.org for more information.

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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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