Abu Dhabi set to launch Sheikh Zayed Festival tomorrow


The Sheikh Zayed Festival kicks off tomorrow (November 18) in Abu Dhabi and runs until March 18, 2023, with entertainment, educational and cultural events from 27 countries and cultures, over 60 restaurants and folk performances.

The Festival will attract over 20,000 participants from all over the world, with over 4000 cultural events throughout the Festival.

Festive activities
The festival activities are divided into main events and shows, festival attractions, daily events and heritage contests.

Events and shows
Crowds will be entertained with the Union’s most famous parade, National Day celebrations, New Year celebrations, Emirates fountain and laser shows, weekly fireworks shows, Al Forsan International events Sports Resort, Al Wathba Custom Show and Glow & Flower Garden.

Festival attractions
Various outstanding attractions await festival visitors, including Military Heritage Music Shows, Fun Fair City, Horror House, Global Civilization Parades, International Shows, Theaters and Cultural Pavilions, Art District, Go Karting Competitions, Children’s City, Selfie Street, Crazy Car and the Dessert Museum.

Daily Events
Daily events will include parades and traveling shows, the Emirati Civilization Pavilions, horse and camel riding activities and performances from the Children’s Theatre. The Festival will feature more than 15 theaters that will regularly present cultural and entertainment events.

Majalis Abu Dhabi will also participate in the Festival with a special pavilion that consolidates national identity, encourages community participation and raises awareness of social values, customs and traditions through a series of educational sessions, national social events and various competitions. .

Alongside the 2022 World Cup, the major sporting event that people around the world have been waiting for, the Sheikh Zayed Festival will provide multiple screens across the Festival grounds for visitors to watch live streamed matches.

Heritage competition
The Festival will provide its visitors with thousands of opportunities to win valuable prizes through heritage competitions and sweepstakes such as the HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival Draws, the Festival Dhow Sailing Race Sheikh Zayed 2022, Zayed Grand Prix Camel Race 2022, Sheikh Zayed Falconry Competition 2022 and Traditional Cooking Competitions.

Dining Area
The Festival offers several dining areas with a wide choice of restaurants offering food and catering stations for all to enjoy. There are over 60 fine dining selections spread across many areas, including food trucks, kiosks, pavilion restaurants, Souk Al Wathba restaurants and Art District restaurants, which serve a selection of delicious food choices and drinks from all over the world.

International civilizations
The Festival has more than 27 participating countries representing different cultures and civilizations from around the world, each reflecting different aspects of their culture, such as architectural heritage, traditional markets, products and traditional crafts. Visitors will be entertained by a variety of daily folk performances and have the chance to participate in the Parade of World Civilizations. New countries and pavilions are joining the Festival this year for the first time.

As part of the Sheikh Zayed Festival, the Emirati Civilization Pavilions highlight the traditional customs and traditions of the people of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the role of the late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in establishing the Emirates Arabs as a Nation, which is reflected in several pavilions, including the United Arab Emirates District, Memory of the Nation, Humanitarian Efforts Exhibits, Traditional Customs Exhibit, Oasis Exhibit agriculture, the camel exhibition and the saluki exhibition. – TradeArabia Press Office

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