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LISTEN: A French Festival To Rival Oktoberfest Has Found Legs In Dubai

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For one week every year, you can discover the magic of the French Alps right here in Dubai.

Thanks to a growing French population in the UAE (the French population has risen from 2,000 in 2003 to 25,000 in 2019) and strong links between the two countries, Alpfest has gained momentum.

LISTEN: Alpfest is the work of the French Community Club, a by-product of the French community established in Dubai. Dubai Works, a business podcast for Lovin Dubai met with Laurant Rigaud, President of the French Community Club to learn more…

Alpfest is five years in the making

Think of it like Oktoberfest, but done the French way. They’ve had a ski competition at Ski Dubai along with an ongoing event at Hilton Jumeirah where you can meet cheese-masters, musicians and artists, along with getting more info about Alpe d’Huez, a picturesque ski resort located in the French Alpes.

Dreaming of a vacay at a French ski resort?

Learn more about Alpfest here

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