On Tuesday, the fourth edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival opened in Abu Dhabi. The festival aims to highlight the positive values of Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and Mother of the Nation.
The festival will cover one-kilometer of area Abu Dhabi Corniche’s Al Bahar area.
The 12-day-long festival will feature 120 performances and will allow visitors to engage in a range of activities in four distinct zones.
Farah Al Bakoush, festivals development manager at the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi told the reporters that “Every element of the Festival was selected in order to provide visitors with new experiences, and also to allow them to find common ground with one another. In the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, it is these connections that are very important.”
More than 160,000 people are expected to visit the festival this year.
Arabian a cappella act, the Fayha Choir was enacted on the first day which made excited to all especially to all the children who gathered to listen to the tales of Sinbad the Sailor.
To attract the young visitors the authority also arranged the Festival’s Art-Zoo. The festival also includes a theatrical circus act, Bazaar by the renowned Canadian company, Cirque du Soleil. By the end of the Festival, one of the displays will win the prize for the best fireworks display.

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