Mother of the Nation Festival Returns to Abu Dhabi
Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA, Abu Dhabi), the second edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival is set to kick off at Abu Dhabi Corniche from 26th March to 4th April, 2017, offering a diverse range of experiences through more than 100 activities, performances, and workshops.
The festival, which attracted more than 133,000 visitors in its inaugural edition last year, will once again pay tribute to the values and extensive contributions of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, and President of the Supreme Council of Motherhood and Childhood. This year’s edition will further highlight qualities of wisdom and giving among others through the many attractions and activity zones on offer for the duration of the festival.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “The celebratory return of the Mother of the Nation Festival this year underscores the tremendous role played by the vision and accomplishments of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, in imparting values of responsibility and courage as well as advocating a progressive global perspective throughout the UAE.”
Mother of The Nation Festival will be held along more than one kilometre of Abu Dhabi’s breath-taking corniche beach, including an extensive selection of exhibitions, performances, installations, food and beverage offerings and exciting events across four diverse activity zones. These zones are designed as ideal platforms to present a vibrant array of entertaining and educational activities, offering an interactive and inspirational environment for visitors of all ages. The festival will also present Mother of The Nation Pavilion, a returning tribute to Sheikha Fatima’s vision and values in a new curatorial narrative.