Sheikh Zayed Festival to open its doors tomorrow on Friday 18th November


Spectacular attractions and cultural events, fireworks and a drone show are lined up for visitors on the first day

Abu Dhabi, UAE-: The Sheikh Zayed Festival will begin on Friday, 18 November 2022. It will welcome visitors from all over the world with a line-up of cultural entertaining events and attractions including breathtaking drone shows and fireworks displays in celebration of the first day. The Festival will run until 18th March 2023 at Al Wathba in Abu Dhabi.

The Higher Organizing Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Festival stated that it seeks to deliver a range of new fun and special events this year, in line with the massive Festival’s objectives as a meeting place for civilizations, as well as being an ideal venue for the most popular cultural shows and attractions. There will be a drone show themed, “Hayakum” or “Welcome”, and a spectacular fireworks display, among many other features.

The first day of the Sheikh Zayed Festival will showcase a number of interesting and joyful entertainment activities, like the military heritage music performance that will continue with special shows throughout the Festival, thrilling heritage competitions and exciting sports events. Visitors will be able to watch live shows such as the Emirates Fountain and Laser Shows, Al Wathba Custom Show and explore the Glow and Flower Garden and Agriculture Oasis Exhibition.

Other attractions await visitors this year like the Fun Fair City, the Horror House, performances at the theaters of participating countries’ pavilions, along with the newly added Art District, the Selfie Street District, Dessert Museum, Go Karting, Children’s District and Crazy Car District.

On a daily basis, guests will have several options to explore the Festival through interactive entertainment shows, Emirati Civilization Pavilions, equestrian and camel riding activities, and shows at the Children’s Theater. The Festival features more than 15 theaters that will showcase a number of cultural and entertainment events on a regular basis.


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