Abu Dhabi’s third Mother of the Nation Festival successfully concluded, having embraced over 151,000 visitors spanning the UAE and beyond between March 22-31, 2018.
Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the event presented attendees with a family-friendly interactive programme, which included performances, shopping, food, workshops, activities and much more.
The event was held at Miral’s newly-inaugurated beachfront leisure development, ‘A’l Bahar’, and took place across more than a kilometre of Abu Dhabi’s corniche.
Chairman, DCT Abu Dhabi, HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak enthused on the success of the event: “It is heart-warming to see such an influx of visitors at this year’s Mother of the Nation Festival. We are thrilled to have hosted so many residents not just from all over the UAE, but also from across the wider GCC, to celebrate the UAE’s rich heritage and cultural diversity, and to commemorate the inspirational values of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. We look forward to hosting this event in years to come and working with our partners to create new concepts and attractions to further promote Abu Dhabi as a destination of distinction.”
Meanwhile, director general, DCT Abu Dhabi, HE Saif Saeed Ghobash said: “We are extremely proud to have concluded another edition of Mother of the Nation Festival. This year’s turnout truly highlights the festival’s stature as a must-see event offering a variety of experiences and a fun-filled, family-friendly programme. We look forward to welcoming our guests to future editions of the festival as we celebrate together the best of Abu Dhabi’s culture and community spirit.”
The Mother of the Nation Festival celebrates supreme chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, and president of the Supreme Council of Motherhood and Childhood, HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak and her living legacy.