Mother of the Nation Festival Returns to Abu Dhabi


Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s annual festival to include Special Olympics World Games Zone and spectacular performances by Cirque du Soleil.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has finally announced that the fourth edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival (MOTN), which will begin from 12th to 23th March 2019 at UAE capital, in conjunction with the Special Olympics World Games, which is taking place from 14 to 21 March. More than 7,500 athletes from 192 countries are set to participate in the Games, which are being held in the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time.

The festival pays tribute to the living legacy of the original ‘Mother of the Nation’, 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. It embodies her inspirational values of empowerment, conservation, collaboration, and sustainability. With a spirit of camaraderie, and community spirit, the Mother of the Nation Festival is committed to providing a wide array of high-quality entertainment through performances, workshops, dining and retail offers, and activities for the entire family to enjoy over the course of 12 days.

The festival’s campaign will embody the spirit of the ‘Year of Tolerance’ through a number of activities, which will once again be held along a kilometre of Abu Dhabi’s Corniche. It will offer something for everyone to enjoy, from musical and entertainment performances and art exhibits to interactive workshops, in addition to the newly introduced Special Olympics Zone. There will also be an e-sports gaming championship in the Progress Zone, while the Happiness Zone returns with an array of exhilarating activities.

Another exciting new highlight of the Mother of the Nation Festival will be a captivating touring show by Cirque Du Soleil, which will make its Middle East debut by appearing in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever. Presented in collaboration with Alchemy Project, the spectacular production titled ‘Bazzar’ will be a breathtaking and colorful homage to Cirque du Soleil’s legacy, and will premiere on the 6th of March and run until 16th of March on Yas Island. The show will be an eclectic lab of infinite creativity where a joyful troupe of acrobats, dancers and musicians will craft an awe-inspiring spectacle. Lead by their maestro, they will band together to invent a whimsical one-of-a-kind universe and the colorful group will reimagine, rebuilds and reinvent vibrant scenes in an artistic, acrobatic game of order and disorder.

Mother of the Nation Festival ticket prices will be revealed soon. Tickets prices for Cirque Du Soleil – Bazzar start from AED 195 to AED 1495 and are now available online For further information about the Mother of the Nation Festival.


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