The first of its kind, this three-day event will draw wisdom and wellness seekers to Sharjah’s Mleiha desert.
Earlier this year, we revealed details about the upcoming Tanweer Sacred Music Festival, a first-of-its-kind event designed for individuals seeking a deeper connection with their ancestral roots and our planet. Now, tickets are on sale, offering a choice between day passes and full festival access to wisdom and wellness seekers.
For the uninitiated, the Tanweer Sacred Music Festival will take place from 24 to 26 November, and was envisioned by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, a key contributor to the rapid development of Sharjah. The first 150 ticket buyers will avail of the most discounted tickets available for purchase circa now, which include single-day and full festival passes in both General Admission and Golden Circle categories. The festival team has designed this limited-period early bird offer to celebrate the festival’s most ardent enthusiasts, pricing the first phase of tickets between AED 462 for a festival day pass, and AED 2,317 for a three-day festival pass. In the subsequent phases, one can expect to purchase these tickets at full price. As for what to expect? Here’s a recap.
Music, meditation and mindfulness with artists from around the world
Anticipate an extraordinary festival experience featuring internationally renowned world musicians in captivating concerts, rejuvenating ancient body-mind practices like breathwork and Zikr (remembrance), a wellness-oriented culinary journey with a plethora of diverse vegetarian options, and exclusive access to open-air art and design showcases crafted by local installation artists. We’re told that each performer wholeheartedly embraces the festival’s ethos, sharing a profound desire to connect with the timeless wisdom and teachings of our ancestors.
A stellar line-up of performers
Nawa Band, founded in 2009 by Ibrahim Muslimani in Aleppo, will connect festivalgoers with Syria’s glorious musical past, performing sacred and secular compositions of Muwashahat and Qudud, particularly forgotten masterpieces from the 20th century. The celebrated traditional Sufi qawwali ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah will bring the authentic spirit of qawwali to the UAE, while continuing to promote their message of universal tolerance by bridging the East and West. Kino MacGregor, a highly sought-after yoga expert from Miami and the visionary behind Omstars (the world’s pioneering yoga TV network), will also join to share her inspiring message of spiritual resilience that resonates globally.
Elsewhere, Master Can – a 34th generation Shaolin warrior monk – will generously share the profound wisdom of QiGong and martial arts with festival attendees. Lina Nahhas, who introduced the 5Rhythms practice to the region in 2010, will use movements and the nourishing energy of her dynamic practice to set spirits free and ground them in the present moment. Renowned Iranian-American dance ethnologist Farima Berenji, meanwhile, will share her uniquely spiritual and healing renditions of the ancient and sacred dances of Persia and the Silk Road.
Immersion in nature, culture and wellness
Organisers are making this three-day event an unforgettable experience by offering meaningful add-ons like camping under the stars, horse riding, and moon gazing. Festivalgoers can further partake in guided excursions to Jebel Buhais and the Mleiha Archaeological Centre, a repository of prehistoric relics that offer comprehensive insights into the country’s post-Iron Age human settlement history.
Tickets for the Tanweer Sacred Music Festival are available now via Platinumlist.
GO: Visit https://sharjah.platinumlist.net for tickets and more information.