The third edition of the festival, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, is to be held on Abu Dhabi Corniche and will be open daily from 4pm until midnight. Last year’s edition of the festival attracted more than 197,000 visitors over 10 days.
The Mother of the Nation Festival is dedicated to HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, and Chairwoman of the Supreme Council of Motherhood and Childhood; and is a tribute to her far-reaching inspirational values while celebrating her progressive vision and continual contributions to society. A series of displays, activities and performances throughout the festival will promote the importance of family coherence, with a special focus on mothers’ roles in promoting family cohesion and maintaining social values and traditions.
|Source: Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi website. An aerial view of the Mother of the Nation Festival 2017.|
The festival will also utilise Miral Asset Management’s new 600m beachfront leisure development A’l Bahar, which will be opened to the public for the first time for Mother of The Nation Festival.
HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “The festival not only honours Her Highness’s vision, care and values that she has instilled into our society, but will also celebrate all mothers here in the UAE and their fortitude, resilience and aspirations in raising our future generations.