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Mohammad Al Shehhi gig at RAK Happiness Festival

The four-day event on Al Marjan Island will feature food trucks, pop-ups and live entertainment

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Are you ready to beat the blues with Mohammad Al Shehhi this weekend? The Emirati singer will headline the first Ras Al Khaimah Happiness Festival, performing on February 17, the last day of the four-day event on Al Marjan Island.

Organised by the Ras Al Khaimah Development Authority (RAKTDA), Al Shehhi will be joined by a host of stand-up comedians at the event.

The inaugural festival will also feature 20 food trucks, along with local DJs and bands, including Casper, Jessica and Band, and Beat Box Ray. Those looking for a bit of culture can take in the interactive art installations, while fireworks will light up the sky on the first night at 8.30pm, followed by 9.30pm on the following two nights. Visitors will also get a chance to win hotel stays and prizes throughout the festival.

Haitham Mattar, CEO, RAKTDA, said in a statement: “From street artists, a concert by a leading Emirati star, family activities and tempting staycation offers for visitors, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has planned a celebratory programme designed to suit the entire family which is sure to attract tourists and residents alike.”

The event will also mark Valentine’s Day with 500 roses up for grabs for two winners on February 14. Participants will need to tag their loved ones on #visitrasalkhaimah Instagram account. Entry to the Happiness Festival is Dh10. From 5pm to 11pm on Wednesday and 3pm until midnight over the weekend.