The world’s biggest music and lantern festival is coming to Dubai

The Mojave Desert event will be held in Dubai for the first time later this year

The world’s biggest music and lantern festival is coming to Dubai

Jul 15, 11.30am. This article has been updated from its original version with comment from RiSE organisers regarding the environmental impact of the event.

Mark those calendars festivalgoers – the world’s biggest music and lantern festival, RiSE, is making its first international debut in Dubai on Friday November 8.

Hailing from the Mojave Desert (just on the outskirts of Las Vegas), the music, lifestyle and lantern festival promises a visually stunning experience for all.

It will be taking place among the dunes of Dubai and will be a family- and community-style festival so you can bring the kids along too.

“People want unique and incredible experiences that leave them feeling refreshed and uplifted. That’s RiSE,” said co-founder Dan Hill. “RiSE shares so much in common with the vision of Dubai that we couldn’t think of a better place on earth to host our first international festival.”

The event has sold out every year since it was first held in 2014 and has been attended by more than 100,000 people – celebrities included.

Aiming to bring people of all ages and cultures together for an unforgettable festival experience, the day-to-night event will end in a release of thousands of lanterns into the night sky. You better have those phones charged up – think of the Instagram opportunities.

The organisers promise all lanterns will be 100 percent biodegradable and will be retrieved from the surrounding desert area along with any pre-existing litter that is found, post-event.

Organisers said of the ecological impact on Dubai’s desert: “RiSE Festival has a ‘leave it better than we found it’ policy. Our lanterns are custom engineered to be 100 percent biodegradable and to have a short flight distance. After the event our cleaning crews recover all of the lanterns from the surrounding desert as well as any pre-existing litter in the area, leaving the desert cleaner than it was when we arrived.’

Watch this space for news and updates.

More details and ticketing information will be released in the next coming weeks but you can register for early bird tickets click here and you’ll also get notified when tickets go on sale.

Fri Nov 8.

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