Tamar Bar Gil
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Welcome to Istanbul!

We are very excited and happy to be organizing the 5th Rakkas Istanbul Festival.

We have had a great Oriental experience in 2016, and it only gets better! We are proud to make new additions to our star teachers line up. Rakkas Istanbul team is inviting you to one of the most magical cities in the world, "Istanbul". Attend oriental dance workshops with many different styles from Egyptian to Turkish, to Tribal to Turkish Gypsy Style. Enjoy gala shows, open stage, competitions, costume bazaar and many more activities in a family atmosphere.

Rakkas Istanbul invites you to immerse in the world of belly dancing. This is a chance to learn from famous teachers, meet fellow belly & Oriental dancers from all around the world, polish your skills and experience the culture where belly dancing was born. Come and join us for an unforgettable time in Istanbul!

"Rakkas Istanbul Festival"

15th - 17th  June 2018


Biggest & Best Oriental Dance Festival in Turkey

 €529 / $619

*This Early Booking price until 1st April 2018   






Rakkas Istanbul Festival

Opening Gala Show with International Stars. How about watching your teachers and our guest dancers on stage? Enjoy two nights of shows with International Stars along with a full course dinner.

Gala Show

2 days - more than 45 hours.Unlimited attendance included in the festival package.Enjoy as many workshops as you like and many different colors of oriental dance.

Rakkas Istanbul offers you "Bellydance Star" competition.  Get ready to show your skills and talent in front of the professional juries as well as the audience.If you wish to participate in the competition, please do not forget to mark in your registration form.  Competition fee can be paid during the festival to the information desk.  Place is limited so advance registration is recommended.


It's time to dance for the other festival guests. Solo, duet, trio, group, raks sharqi, Turkish style, gypsy style, bollywood, tribal, fusion, .....all styles and performances are welcomed.  If you wish to participate in the open stage, please do not forget to mark in your registration form. Participation is free of charge, but place is limited so advance registration is recommended.

Open Stage World Show

Akgün Istanbul Hotel, surrounded by  city walls in the old center of Istanbul is near the historic Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Kariye Museum, the legendary Grand Bazaar, 5 km from Taksim Square, 10 km to Ataturk Airport and many other magnificent mosques, monuments and museums all within 2-3 km. The underground Metro station and bus stops are within walking distance (30 meters). Ataturk Airport, World Trade Center (CNR) and the Forum shopping center can be reached by using the light rail line which passes in front of our hotel.

Festival Hotel

Find your dream costumes and many oriental ornaments from local costume designers.

And you can have Professional Bellydance Photoshoot from Famous Japanese Photographer !!!


Bazaar & Professional Bellydance Photoshoots


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From monday 18th June to Sunday 24th June 2018