The 17th edition of ‘Hala February Festival’ was inaugurated on 29 January 2016 and will last till 1 March 2016. The festival was organized with much zeal and enthusiasm near Kuwait Towers on Arabian Gulf Street.
Hala Festival is annually organized in Kuwait since February 1999 with the aim to promote tourism and culture. The Festival offers arts, sports, live carnival shows, entertainment events and display of vintage vehicles and motorbikes during the month.
The carnival started with a colourful performance by Kuwait Navy and Air Force.
The Indian embassy joined in the celebrations by participating in the opening ceremony. The Indian pavilion was decorated with ‘Incredible India’ posters, tourism material and other items. One of the highlights of the event was India’s Bohra Band which held the audience spellbound by their performance. Many of them, especially children, took the opportunity to take photographs posing with the members of the Bohra Band and enjoyed the show.