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The Seattle Arab Festival (SAF), located in Washington State, is a new non-profit organization established in 2018.  SAF succeeds the Arab Center of Washington, which was the founder and official sponsor of The Arab Festival, a biennial event held at Seattle Center since 1999.

Our Mission

To showcase the diversity, talent and accomplishments of Arab and Arab Americans

To strengthen the ties among the Arab people and with other communities

To increase local awareness of Arabs and Arab Americans as neighbors, professionals and leaders

Previous Arab Festivals included a variety of art exhibits, individual country booths, children’s activities, dance and music performances by local and national groups, lectures, movies, and samplings of many kinds of Arab food and drink.

We greatly appreciate the support of the Seattle Center, which over the years has hosted our event for two days on their grounds.

The Seattle Arab Festival invites you and your organization or business to join us again in producing this regional gala event and continuing the traditions of Arab Festival in the year of 2019.  Be there


Role                                                       Name

Festival Coordinator                            Raja Atallah

Secretary                                              Rana Kassem/Katya Allaw

Treasure                                               Alex Hamdan

Auditor                                                  Tamara Romman

Publication Editor                                Barbara Boden

Seattle Center                                       Steve Sneed, Vivian Huang, Michelle Stevens


Food & Drinks                                         Ali Ossairan, Mazen Mahmoud, Elias Matta, Rami Atallah, Shaher Abulkhair

Children Activities                                  Laila Taj, Farah Abdallah

Festival Layout                                        Hanna Saed

Tales Of Arabs From Pacific NW          Afifi Durr & Kay Tarapolsi

Exhibit & SOUK                                      Rita Zawaideh, Hanna Eady, Rania Quasmeh

POETRY                                                   Jamal Gabobe

Fundraising                                             Farah Abdallah, Alex Hamdan, Katya Allaw,  Tamara Romman, Ramzi Dana,                                                          

                                                                  Laura Ishak, Fery Nikzat, Nabil Sadi,   Rana Kassem                                                             

Festival Sales                                           Mazen Hadi

Performances                                           Alex Hamdan, Sofian, Asseel Atta,

                                                                   Gus Mansour, Laura Ishak

PR & Social Media                                    Alex Hamdan, Maiy Sherif, Oussama Alkhalili

Marketing & Publication                          Oussama Alkhallili, Rana Kassem     

Volunteers                                                 Basma Ghoneim

Vendors & Country Booths                     Rita Zawaideh, Huda Giddens

Libyan                                                       Jamal Khalil

Palestinian                                                Huda Giddens

Lebanon                                                   Oussama Alkhalili