The Sheikh Zayed Festival starts from 18th November in Abu Dhabi

New Year's Eve Fireworks
The Sheikh Zayed Festival runs until 01st April 2022

The Sheikh Zayed Festival will begin on 18th November, 2021, in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. Under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and upon the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and and the follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The festival runs until the 01st April. 2022. The main focus is to preserve the nation’s heritage, showcase the depth of the UAE’s civilisation and enhance Abu Dhabi’s stature. The goal is to make Abu Dhabi as a leading and cultural destination in the region.

The festival’s new edition includes events and major entertainment shows aimed at preserving heritage, raising the public’s awareness and showcasing entertainment. The list of events include the National Day celebrations, the International Civilisations March, the New Year’s Eve celebrations and the Al Wathba Costume Show.

The organising committee is keen to host new activities that will improve the festival’s stature as a leading cultural and heritage event that reflects the country’s identity.

They also recently announced the festival’s new visual media identity, featuring a hawk and the Al Maqta Bridge on its design. This reflects the country’s past traditions, bright future and optimistic vision for the upcoming 50 years.


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