Zones at Mother of the Nation Festival 2017
The Zone offers exhibits of art and exciting activities, inspired by HH Sheikha Fatima’s commitment to fostering future generations through initiatives in which they may learn and grow.
Things to do in Happiness Zone:
- Butinah Sea Adventure
- Wonder Garden
- Interactive Activations
- Grow Your Own
- Courage Mountain
- Tranquil Park
- Happiness Stage
- Sand Art
- LED Kite Making
- Jeep Tour
Interactive experiences and installations will engage visitors with innovative concepts, encouraging them to think beyond what can be accomplished now to what can be achieved in the future.
Things to see in Progress Zone:
- City of Light and Vision
- Progress Stage
- Wonder Walk
- Wellness and Active Life
- Tranquil Park 2
- Lanterns on the Beach
- Movement and Music
A memorable tribute to the accomplishments of the Mother of the Nation, the Pavilion will provide visitors a place of reflection on the enduring legacy of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.
Embark on a unique soulful journey at the landmark and focal point of the festival.
You are taken on an astonishing experience that allows you to understand the real spirit of the Pavilion and of Her Highness’s many initiatives and accomplishments.
The Pavilion is spread across two floors, with a VIP Majlis located on the roof where you can marvel at the full view of the Festival celebrating Her Highness.
The exhibition content will showcase across all forms of media employing traditional large scale prints and physical exhibits; whilst also embracing new technologies that tell the many wonderful and inspiring stories of a truly inspirational life.
Bridging international cultures with the quintessential urban experience, the Souq Zone will offer visitors a unique retail experience inspired by the rich heritage and cultural exchange the UAE is now renowned for worldwide.
This zone, which is also spread throughout different areas of the festival this year, will feature an impressive assortment of local traditional shops as well as a wide array of international brands, all while providing beautiful sights of artistic and creative achievement in jewellery making, dhow painting, Pop Up culture and much more.
At Souq Zone:
- Souq Cafe
Bond with your family at this centralised food and beverage area featuring the best dining concepts in Abu Dhabi from upscale restaurants to local street food.
Located throughout the central stretch of the Mother of the Nation Festival, the Food & Beverage Zone’s restaurants, food trucks and stalls will provide visitors with unique favours from the UAE and around the world for the duration of the festival. Visitors to this zone will be met with a tantalising line-up of dining options and cosy seating arrangements spread across various areas of the festival for all visitors to easily access and enjoy, it will offer a relaxing atmosphere to experience with families and friends while enjoying performances and live music from the festival’s Main Stage.
Charity banks located in the F&B area encourage visitors to donate food, clothes or toys to the needy.
At Beach Dining Zone:
- Interactive Chef Challenge
Main Stage and Signature Events
The stage design is a mix of different technical elements and features that combine to create a unique feature piece of lit scaffold and trussing structures.
The stage showcases the best of youth talent, female and UAE performers, fire artists and acrobats.
Events at Main Stage:
- Fire Blowers
- Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions
- Lords of Lightning
- Abu Dhabi Big Band
- Ensijam – 17 Piece Arabic Orchestra
- Funk Radius: Hamdan Al Abri
- Lulu Project
- Mohammed Al Shehhi
- Sadiq Jaafar Band
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