This incredible music and lantern festival is coming to the Dubai desert

RiSE festival has made a name for itself in Las Vegas as one of the most wow-worthy festivals on the planet – and it’s making its way to Dubai for the first time later this year.

RiSE festival will take place at an undisclosed location in the Dubai desert for a magical day-to-night experience on Friday November 8.

The one day festival is a family-friendly event, and promises a line-up of exciting artists which will be announced in due course, as well as the stunning lantern release for which it’s become famous for.

Over the last five years, over 100,000 people have taken part in the oh-so-Instagrammable lantern release. The best news is that the lanterns are all 100 per cent biodegradable and are retrieved from the surrounding desert after the event.

Although no ticketing information is available yet, you can sign up to pre-register for early bird tickets at It’s sold out every year since it was first held in 2014, so we’d definitely recommend signing up for this one.

“People want unique and incredible experiences that leave them feeling refreshed and uplifted. That’s RiSE,” said co-founder, Dan Hill of the festival. “RiSE creates great emotional connections between people. It champions tolerance and unity, and gives a voice to our hopes, dreams, goals and aspirations. 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.”

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