ASWATUNA 2008 was held under the patronage of HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah. The festival took place in Petra, from 19 to 22 August 2008. The final event was held at the Ammarin Camp in Petra Beida with Princess Muna Al Hussein in attendance on behalf of HM the Queen. It was a magical night!
The festival was covered by several media outlets. BBC Radio recorded and played some performances. Swedish Radio covered the festival news and aired segments of it. BlueIon Production Company produced a documentary about the festival called "Voices United" that is currently available at http://blueion.com.au/aswatunathefilm.html. Also several local and international newspapers covered the event.