Mark your calendars - the most instagrammable event ever is happening in Dubai later this year. The RiSE music and lantern festival currently calls Las Vegas’ Mojave Desert home, but it’ll be coming to Dubai for one magical night to celebrate its first international edition. RiSE brings people from all walks of life together as they share in an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment, which ends with a spectacular release of thousands of lanterns into the night sky.
“But lanterns are bad for the environment!” we hear you cry. RiSE have heard you, too – each lantern is custom-made and is 100 per cent biodegradable, and made without plastic and metal. Thanks to the festival’s ‘Leave It Better Than We Found It’ policy, each lantern that's released is collected from the surrounding desert once the event is over – as well as any other waste that previous litterbugs have left behind.
Since the first festival in 2014, over 100,000 people have participated in RiSE’s lantern releases, and, thanks to its sustainable nature, festival-goers share in a unique guilt-free experience, and leave feeling uplifted. See you on the sand!
- November 8, 2019. For more information and early bird tickets, visit their website here.