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Welcome to Istanbul!

We are very excited and happy to be organizing the 4rd Rakkas Istanbul Festival.

We have had a great Oriental experience in 2015, 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"

1st - 5th  June 2016


Biggest & Best Oriental Dance Festival in Turkey

 €819 / $959

Rakkas Istanbul Festival

Opening and Closing Gala Shows 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 Shows

3 days - more than 75 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 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

Promotion For Teachers / Group leaders

- Bring 5 people and get %30 discount for you !

- Bring 10 people and Workshops are FREE for you

- Bring 15 people and Festival Package with Workshops + Hotel is FREE for you

- Bring 20 and more people and Festival Package with Workshops + Hotel is FREE for you + and earn commissions !!!

For more info contact with info@rakkasistanbul.com

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At Rakkas Istanbul 2015 (June 10 -14) you have a chance to experience professional photoshooting by the most famous bellydance photographer from Japan!

Place : Rakkas Istanbul , special photoshooting studio booth
Price : 120 euro
You will have : 5 editted piece , 20 uneditted piece
( you can buy more )

Please send email to us if you want to book a slot !


Optional  Canakkale / Izmir / Marmaris / Fethiye / Bursa / Istanbul Tour



From Sunday 5th June to Sunday 12st June 2016

Just 745 euro ( 830 US$)

# Day 1  Sunday,  5th June 2016

Departing from  Istanbul  with our bus (14:30) Arriving to Canakkale (around 19:00 ) Sightseeing, Troya & Dinner. After  midnight departing to izmir   

# Day 2  Monday , 6th June 2016

Arriving to Izmir. Breakfast, relaxing, refreshing.

Departing to Marmaris. Check in to Hotel in Marmaris.

Sea, Sun, Sand. Lunch & Dinner.  Free & Easy


#Day 3  Tuesday, 7th June 2016

Breakfast, Sightseeing  Marmaris

Lunch & Free and easy time in the market and ofcourse shooping time J

Go back to hotel, Dinner all together. Free time for night life J


#Day 4  Wednesday, 8th June 2016

Breakfast at Hotel

Full day tour ,  visiting Fethiye, Butterfly Valley, Boat tour. Launch on the tour,  -After the tour back to hotel. Dinner at hotel, Free & easy time


#Day 5  Thursday, 9th June 2016  

Going back to Istanbul. Breakfast at Hotel. Check out from Hotel


For more info, please check our “Optional tour” page