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Marhaba Rome Festival

International Bellydance

May 17 - 18 - 19, 2024

Mercure Rome West Hotel 4 Stars

Marhaba Rome Festival is one of the most important project about Oriental Dance

(Bellydance) and arabic folk dance of Europe.

Since 1995 Maryem Bent Anis & Samira Zenati worked hard for spreading Oriental Dance in Italy, as a culture and a form of wellness, in a time, when arabian cultures were not so popular in our country.

These 2 women fought a lot for let Oriental Dance known in Italy, despite prejudice, ignorance and conservatism.

After years of creating events, shows, attending at national italian TV and arabian embassies cultural events, as cultural representatives, a new project was taking shape.

In 2006 the first edition of Marhaba Rome Festival was born. At the time it was a new vision of Bellydance event, as a point of reference for a Community who was growing up very fast in Italy.

After Marhaba Rome Festival, in few time, Oriental Dance was recognize as a respectable Sport Dance by CONI (Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano) and it was recognize as a form of Sport with official  competition with rules and coded languages.

Many young dancers started their carer with Marhaba Rome Festival, started to study more deeply, starting their careers, as teachers, following professional training and obtaining recognized diplomas.

The project Marhaba Rome Festival since its beginning brought the most important international bellydance artists of the world in Italy and enveloping new talent rising stars from Italy and other european countries.

Many dancers started their carrer beginning from Marhaba Rome Festival, many other organizers took inspiration from it.

We wrote the history and we'd like to continue to create it with you all!

Marhaba Rome Festival

International Master Teachers

American Bellydancer Jillina

Jillina (USA)

May 17 - 18 - 19 , 2024

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David Abraham (Argentina)

May 17 - 18 - 19 , 2024


Iraqi dancer and artist Assala Ibrahim

Assala Ibrahim (Iraq)

May 17 - 18 - 19 , 2024


Egyptian male dancer Osama Mimi farag

Osama Mimi Farag (Egypt)

May 17 - 18 - 19 , 2024

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Maryem Bent Anis (Tunisia/Italy)

May 17 - 18 - 19 , 2024


Samira Zenati (Tunisia)

Bellydance Costumes Stylist

May 17 - 18 - 19 , 2024


We are providing a 3 DAYS UNFORGETTABLE FULL EXPERIENCE of Bellydance in ROME the eternal city.

EARLY BIRD deadline on 20th of February 2024


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Comfort for our guest is our priority, for this we recommend to book early your room at the Festival venue MERCURE ROMA WEST HOTEL 4****



Marhaba Academy Educational Project

The Art of Maqam

Arabic Music & Dance Secrets


March 2 - 3 , 2024 ROME

  Oud player Saleh Taqil

Marhaba Academy

Saleh Tawil


Maryem Bent Anis

Egyptian drummer Ashraf Said

Ashraf Said

Thank You Roma!

Thanks to all artists who took part on our memorable Marhaba Rome Festival + Bellydance Evolution event

the past MAY 26, 27, 28 was simply AMAZING!