Alif Institute - Atlanta Georgia

9th Annual Atlanta Arab Festival

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The largest Arab Festival in Atlanta is coming up on

April 26 & 27, 2014!!

Invite your family and friends and join the celebration! See below the schedule of the performances! Find out which restaurants will be at the Arab world food court? And as you stroll down the Souk you will meet many vendors and organizations! Many games and activities will be waiting for you! Then when you feel like relaxing, visit an exhibit or just enjoy a unique experience in an Arabian tent sipping some Arabic coffee! 

Want to volunteer at the festival? We need your help!

Check-out also the Facebook event and share it with your friends! 

Our deepest gratitude goes to our major sponsors for their trust in Alif Institute!

Thank you Atlanta Arab Festival Major Sponsors!!

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The festival is located at 3288 Marjan Dr., Atlanta, GA 30340. !

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Embark on a culinary tour at the Arab world food court

Mediterranean Grill  - Aladdin’s Mediterranean Grill & Deli  - Samad Mediterranean Grill - Leon International Food - Jerusalem Bakery - Al Madina - 2 Girls & A Catering - Alif & AAWSG Sweets - Alif & ADS Manakeesh booth


Shop for little treasures at the bustling souk

Anera - PCRF - Telesto Designs  - Kuck Immigration Services - Atlanta Scapes - Nancy Abuaisheh, Fine Arts - Le Chateau - Green land Food - Kennesaw State University - P.Holt Studio - Peace of Thread - RMR Jewelry - Alif Store - Dish Network


Don't miss out on te engaging performances

Saturday April 26 - 11am to 7pm

11:00 AM Festival Starts
11:30 AM Welcome Speech / Festival Spirit
12:30 PM Opening Flag Ceremony
1:00 PM Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Standard - Michael Shikany
2:00 PM Oud Music - Suheil Sedran
2:30 PM Arabic Pop and Modern Songs - Ali Waad (voice) - Mansour Ismail (keyboard), Said Baadan (guitar), Amin Amich (percussions)
3:00 PM Al Rawabi Dabka
3:30 PM Dabkeh Dance - Alif Institute
4:00 PM Folk & Dabkeh Songs - Sammy Jaraysi Group
4:30 PM Peace Team from Syria - Fadi Al-Sayar
5:00 PM National Arab Orchestra
6:00 PM Music from Egypt - Amin Amich (voice), Mansour Ismail (keyboard), Said Baadan (guitar)
7:00 PM End of Day 1

Sunday April 27 - 12pm to 6pm

12:00 PM Festival Spirit
12:30 PM Moksha Dance Group - Indian Dance
1:00 PM Oud Music - Suheil Sedran
1:30 PM Dakbeh Dance - Alif Institute
2:00 PM David Marcus and Friends - Between East and West
3:00 PM Al Rawabi Dabka
3:30 PM National Arab Orchestra
4:00 PM Folk & Dabkeh Songs
4:30 PM Layali Band - Mansour Ismail (voice & keyboard), Said Baadan (guitar), Amin amich (percussions)
5:00 PM Closing Flag Ceremony
5:30 PM Big Prize Ruffle
6:00 PM Festival Ends

Visit all the Exhibits:

  • AlifVisualArtExhibitAlif Visual Art Exhibit - Explore the unique art pieces presented by many talented visual artists. This exhibit will run from April 24 to June 5, 2014.
  • Tour the Arab Nations  - A tour to explore and discover beautiful lands and landmarks.
  • Posters of Arabic Poetry -
  • Posters of Prominent Arab-Americans
  • Folk Art of the Arab - World Displayed in Alif’s main hall. To get the best of this exhibit, visit during one of the guided tours.


Relax in an Arabian Tent

The largest Arabian tent in Atlanta will be set-up on the grounds of the Alif Institute. You will have the chance to experience the 


Explore the Fun Activities, and Enjoy the Games and Rides:

Arts and crafts, Henna, Arabic Calligraphy, Face painting

Carnival style games,Bouncing castle, Obstacle course, and for the adults backgammon competitions.


VOLUNTEER at the Festival

The Atlanta Arab Festival is coming up quickly on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, promising a fun and unique celebration of the food and culture of the Arab world! It is a great event for the entire family. Many hands are needed to stage this event every year, and volunteers are still very much needed!  Please visit the Volunteer page and sign up to task and time slot of your choice.


All Volunteers are invited to attend one of the two orientation sessions on Friday, April 25, at 10am or Friday, April 25, at 7pm. You will also receive your volunteer package and thank you gifts.



2011 festival

  • Become one of our Major Sponsors 
  • Purchase a sponsorship plan in the festival information booklet 
  • Rent a booth, rent an information table 
  • Donate to the Atlanta Arab Festival raffle / Donate to help the festival grow.
  • Join Festival planning committee 
  • Volunteer on the days of the festival 
  • Perform at the festival

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2013 festival

In 2006, Alif Institute organized its first Arab American Family Day. The event featured educational displays about the Arab culture and Arab Americans, live music performance, folk dancing, traditional Arab costumes show, and various activities for children.

In 2010, the Family Day was grown to a two day event and renamed Atlanta Arab Festival. The Festival also included the participation of local artists, food providers, businesses and organizations.

Over the years, the event became an annual tradition that the community enjoys and looks forward to. In 2013, the Atlanta Arab Festival grew in numbers and drew over 3,500 attendees, more than double the number reached in 2010!




Below is some information from last year's festival


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  • Telephone: 770-936-8770 
  • 3288 Marjan Drive,
    Atlanta, GA 30340

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 29067,
    Atlanta, GA 30359, USA

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