Wed 15-03-2017 14:06 PM

Final countdown to Mother of the Nation Festival begins

ABU DHABI, 15th March, 2017 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has announced that preparations are proceeding on schedule for the Mother of the Nation Festival, which will open its doors on 26th March on Abu Dhabi Corniche.

Construction progress is clearly visible to pedestrians walking by the festival’s beachfront location. Visitors and residents are preparing to once again celebrate the one-of-a-kind festival that will offer four diverse activity zones alongside the Mother of the Nation Pavilion.

The festival, which attracted more than 133,000 visitors in its inaugural edition, will once again pay tribute to the values and extensive contributions of the "Mother of the Nation", H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. H.H. Sheikha Fatima has maintained a steadfast focus on instilling a spirit of family solidarity while spreading values of tolerance, collaboration, and camaraderie across the UAE community.

The festival includes a variety of events organised across four distinct zones: the Souq Zone, the Beach Dining Zone, the Happiness Zone, and the Progress Zone, as well as the Mother of the Nation Pavilion; all designed to offer entertaining and engaging activities for family members of all ages.

Organised by TCA Abu Dhabi and held from 26th March to 4th April, the second edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival will be held over more than one-kilometre on Abu Dhabi Corniche, offering a wide selection of activities that include art exhibitions, performances and live music, in addition to a remarkable assortment of food and beverage choices.

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