*Update: This event has now been postponed*
The Mother of the Nation Festival is returning to Abu Dhabi in March.
The family festival will return to the Corniche for the sixth edition from March 26 to April 4.
Launched in 2015, the festival celebrates innovation, creativity and the traditions of the UAE while celebrating the legacy of HH 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.
A host of activities and attractions will feature at the returning event again this year split across six different zones: inspire, explore, nurture, entertain, indulge and amuse.
The inspire zone will feature a heritage and environment theme that pays tribute to traditional and modern culture in the UAE.
The explore zone will be an edutainment area for children and the nurture zone will feature local and international food vendors.
Live entertainment will take to the stage in the entertain zone, the indulge zone will feature fashion and retail vendors and the amuse zone will host crafts and activities for small children.
New this year, a holographic circus will be shown as well as a celebration of Japanese pop culture.
A series of local and international female keynote speakers will also be attending discussing the topics of fashion, culture, food and the environment.
“The annual Mother of the Nation festival provides a platform to celebrate the visionary who has contributed so significantly to the UAE - HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak – and for the 2020 edition, we are honouring her legacy through an event that combines heritage with contemporary culture, fusing global flavours with the hospitality and culture of the Emirates for a distinctive and compelling event that will engage the whole community,” said HE Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, acting undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi.
There’s loads going on again this year.
Prices TBC. Mar 26-Apr4, Sun-Wed 4pm-midnight; Thu-Sat noon-midnight. Corniche www.motn.ae.