The fifth edition of the Mother of the Nation festival, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), is set to celebrate the innovation, creativity, and traditions of the UAE in six thrilling zones from March 26 until April 4 on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche.

The festival, which celebrates the family unit and the contributions of women in the region, will mark the year 2020 by underscoring 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. 

Visitors to the festival will enjoy a whole host of diverse activity zones which will entertain and delight families and individuals from all backgrounds.

“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.

For 2020, the Mother of the Nation festival will welcome visitors to six zones that celebrate family, youth and women under distinct themes: Inspire, Explore, Nurture, Entertain, Indulge, and Amuse:

·         Inspire: a heritage and environment area that pays tribute to traditional and modern culture in the UAE

·         Explore: an edutainment and adventure zone for stimulation and excitement

·         Nurture: a culinary area to indulge the palate through a diversity of flavours

·         Entertain: a live performance destination hosting homegrown and international talent

·         Indulge: a curated fashion and retail environment to celebrate design

·         Amuse: a family entertainment and crafts area for the younger guests

This year’s festival will also feature never-before-seen activations including a holographic circus as well as a celebration of Japanese pop culture through traditional entertainment along with dedicated spaces for Japanese art. The festival will also boast an Emirati heritage village showcasing the UAE‘s culture and hospitality, alongside retail outlets and the creative works of rising Emirati artists. Attendees will also be able to attend a range of keynote panels and discussions by eminent local and international women on the topics of fashion, culture, food and the environment.

The Mother of the Nation Festival 2020 will deliver 10 days of live entertainment, engaging talks, interactive performances, compelling exhibitions, and fun for the whole family from 4pm to 12midnight on weekdays and 2pm to 12midnight on weekends on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. Visit the Mother of the Nation website and follow their social media channels for updates on the festival timings, prices and latest news.

Source: Hill+Knowlton Strategies