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Mother of the Nation Festival Welcomes More Than 151,000 Visitors

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 April 2018

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the third edition of Mother of Nation Festival has concluded with the event entertaining and delighting more than 151,000 visitors from across Abu Dhabi, the UAE and beyond with a highly interactive programme for the entire family to enjoy, including performances, shopping, food, workshops, activities and more. 

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Closing ceremony of Mother of the Nation to light up the Abu Dhabi Skyline with Year of Zayed Drone Show

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 March 2018

In tribute to the deeply-rooted values and cherished principles of the late founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will present the second ‘Year of Zayed Drone Show’ tonight (Saturday) at 8:20 pm, the Middle-East’s first-of-its-kind drone light show, for the closing ceremony of the Mother of the Nation Festival.

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Visitors to ALZAD: World of Food Pavilion at Mother of the Nation Festival Join Global Conversation on Future Food Sustainability

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 March 2018

The ALZAD Pavilion: World of Food has curated a series of experiences for guests at this year’s Mother of the Nation Festival, taking place over the course of 10 days along more than a kilometre of Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, to explore the impact of our nutritional choices on our bodies and the environment.

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Don’t Miss Spectacular Performances from Eida Almenhali and Adel Ibrahim This Weekend, Only at Mother of the Nation

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 March 2018

The beloved Voice of the Emirates, Eida Almenhali, and Emirati singer and Expo2020 Ambassador Adel Ibrahim are set to perform in Abu Dhabi tonight (Friday 30th March) and tomorrow (Saturday 31st March) respectively, marking the end of the much-loved Mother of the Nation Festival. The ten-day event, held on the stunning Abu Dhabi Corniche and now in its third year, has firmly cemented its status as a leading family entertainment event in the UAE.

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Mother of the Nation Partner ADIB Creates Truly Unique Shopping Experience For Guests at the Festival’s Souq Zone

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 March 2018

Visitors to the Mother of the Nation Festival have not only been enjoying top-notch entertainment and performances since it opened its doors last week, but also a unique and exciting retail offering that the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has created with partner Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB).

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Ushers and Volunteers Shine at Mother of The Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 March 2018

A diverse group of over 450 ushers and volunteers has stepped up and generously given their time to ensure the success of this year’s Mother of the Nation Festival. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and now in its third year, the festival celebrates and honours the inspirational values of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. It gives families a chance to enjoy a range of activities designed to foster learning, collaboration and entertainment.

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Mother of the Nation Pavilion to Showcase Tabla “Hamda” for the First Time as Part of Tribute to Role of Women in UAE’s History

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 March 2018

An authentic piece of jewellery dating back to the early 1900’s and containing verses from the Holly Qu’ran, known locally as Tabla “Hamda”, is captivating visitors at this year’s Mother of the Nation festival, as part of an exhibition celebrating the role of women in fostering the UAE’s development.

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Year of Zayed Drone Show: First-of-its-kind Light Show in the Middle East to Light Up Abu Dhabi Skyline at Mother of the Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 March 2018

In tribute to the deeply-rooted values and cherished principles of the late founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) presents the ‘Year of Zayed Drone Show’ on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:20 pm, the Middle-East’s first-of-its-kind drone light show, for the closing weekend ceremony of the Mother of the Nation Festival.

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Mother of the Nation Festival Welcomes Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhamaid

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 28 March 2018

The Mother of the National Festival was honoured to welcome Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhamaid, Cabinet Member and Minister of Community Development to the landmark event yesterday (Tuesday).

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Five Unmissable Activities at Mother of the Nation This Weekend

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 28 March 2018

From spectacular stage performances to interactive family-friendly activities, this weekend is set to be action-packed at the Mother of the Nation Festival. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and held along Abu Dhabi Corniche until Saturday 31st March, the third edition of the festival continues to highlight the values of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak and the importance of family coherence and cultural understanding across UAE society.

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Family Fun, Entertainment and Experiences at Mother of the Nation

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 27 March 2018

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this spring break, then look no further than the Mother of the Nation Festival. Running over ten days until Saturday, 31st March, the festival offers many diverse activity zones that will not only entertain your little ones but also educate and engage. Whether it’s rolling around inside an inflatable sphere, overcoming inhibitions by tackling various obstacles or learning about the life-cycle of food, the festival is a must-visit for families and groups of young friends.

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Exciting New Activities at This Year’s Mother of The Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 26 March 2018

The annual Mother of the National Festival is in full swing, offering families and visitors of all ages a host of activities, food, fun and adventure. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the third edition of one of the UAE’s landmark events is now taking place at the Abu Dhabi Corniche and features several brand-new activities for families to enjoy until Saturday, 31st March 2018.

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Crowds Gather at Opening Weekend of Mother of the Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 March 2018

The third edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival officially opened its doors this Thursday, March 22nd to crowds of guests who gathered from across the Emirate, eager to experience the exciting event packed with more than 100 workshops, performances and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

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Fun for the Entire Family at Mother of the Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 23 March 2018

With its strong focus on community, the Mother of the Nation Festival is one of the country’s most family-friendly events. Organised by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the event is now in its third year and opened its doors on March 22nd, welcoming crowds of eager guests with a spectacular fireworks display.

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Mother of the Nation Festival opens today

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 22 March 2018

The Mother of the Nation Festival, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), opens its doors at 4pm today (Thursday), where guests will be able to enjoy a wide array of performances, entertainment, dining and retail options until midnight for the next 10 days. Held at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, this year’s Festival also marks the public opening of Miral’s new beachfront leisure development, A’l Bahar, which will be open to visitors for the very first time.

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Mother of the Nation Festival to Launch Tomorrow

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 March 2018

One of the most highly-anticipated events in the country’s entertainment and community calendar, the Mother of the Nation Festival opens today, and will run until Saturday 31st March, 2018.

Taking place at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the third edition of this exciting annual event, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, (DCT Abu Dhabi), will offer a wide variety of events with more than 100 workshops, performances, and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

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Scrumptious line-up of 60 dining options at Mother of the Nation Festival’s Beach Dining Zone

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 19 March 2018

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the third edition of The Mother of The Nation Festival will serve up a variety of food and beverage options and unique dining concepts in its Beach Dining Zone. From upscale restaurants to street food trucks, there are plenty of tantalising treats to tempt food-lovers during the ten-day festival.

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Mother of the Nation Pavilion Takes Visitors to A Journey Through Time inspiration in the values and vision of H.H. Sheikha Fatima

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 14 March 2018

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and open on Abu Dhabi Corniche from 22 - 31 March 2018, Mother of the Nation Festival will once again host the MOTN Pavilion, a platform that reflects the role of women in fostering the country’s development.

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Inspirational Public Programme, Majlis: Interactive Conversations, Returns to Mother of the Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 March 2018

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and opening on the Abu Dhabi Corniche from 22 - 31 March 2018, Mother of the Nation Festival will once again host the Majlis: Interactive Conversations programme, a platform of talks, presentations, workshops and discussions connecting the values of women empowerment, tolerance, creativity, happiness, family values, and more

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Emirati Superstar Eida Almenhali to Headline Mother of the Nation Festival 2018

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 11 March 2018

Mother of the Nation Festival is back for its third year, running from 22nd until 31st March, with an exciting array of live performances and signature events planned for the 10-day event including a headline performance from Emirati singer, composer and poet Eida Almenhali.

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Mother of the Nation Festival 2018 Advance Tickets Go On Sale Online

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 06 March 2018

Advance tickets for the Mother of the Nation Festival (MOTN), the biggest event of its kind in Abu Dhabi and organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), will go on sale online on Tuesday March 6th at 12:00 pm, ahead of the event, which will run from March 22th until 31st.

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Mother of the Nation Festival returns to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 February 2018

Organised by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the third edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival is set to kick off on Abu Dhabi Corniche from 22nd March to 31st March 2018, offering an exciting range of events with more than 100 workshops, performances and activities.

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Mother Of The Nation Festival To Be Held From 22nd – 31st March

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 07 February 2018

The Mother of the Nation Festival, regarded as one of the UAE’s largest cultural events of its kind, is to return to the capital this year between 22nd -  31st March.

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The Pavilion highlights Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak’s inspirational values at the Mother of the Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 March 2017

Presenting the achievements, inspirational values and consistent contributions of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak and generations of strong women that have shaped the UAE, the Mother of the Nation Pavilion’s new curatorial concept provides visitors with a place to reflect on an enduring legacy through a variety of interactive installations and historical offerings.

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H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan visits Mother of the Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 March 2017

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development visited the Mother of the Nation Festival taking place in the UAE capital yesterday, Wednesday evening.

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Fantastic musical ensembles offer audible treat for Mother of the Nation Festival visitors

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 March 2017

The Mother of the Nation Festival, now in its second edition and running on Abu Dhabi Corniche until the 4th of April, has an eclectic array of live performances and signature events in store throughout the festival grounds, as contemporary music performers across multiple genres, take to the stage to entertain festival-goers during the 10-day event.

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Mother of the Nation Festival welcomes more than 40,000 visitors over three days

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 March 2017

The second edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival has captured the imaginations of more than 40,000 visitors through a breath-taking range of entertainment offerings, exhilarating activities and interactive installations over the course of three days following its grand opening on 26th March.

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Ten Activities not to miss at Mother of the Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 March 2017

From breathtaking stage performances to awe-inspiring interactive activities, the Mother of the Nation Festival is charged with an irresistible energy that has already captivated thousands of visitors.

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Tantalising line-up of dining options at Mother of the Nation Festival’s Beach Dining Zone

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 March 2017

In its second edition, the Mother of the Nation Festival is serving up a variety of food and beverage options and unique dining concepts in its Beach Dining Zone.

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“Miyah - World of Water” at Mother of the Nation Festival taps into the importance of water sustainability

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 March 2017

Miyah – World of Water, a distinctively interactive installation illustrating the importance of global water sustainability, will debut during this year’s edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival, taking place on Abu Dhabi Corniche until 4th of April 2017. The installation aims to shed light on the value of water preservation, while outlining its role in sustaining all life forms.

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Authentic crafts and contemporary products to entice at Mother of the Nation Festival’s Souq Zone

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 March 2017

Designed with inspiration from the old port markets of Abu Dhabi, the boutique Souq Zone is once again offering a range of traditional offerings and activities for the 2017 edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival

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Mother of the Nation Festival set to open in Abu Dhabi tomorrow

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 March 2017

The second edition of the UAE’s biggest national, cultural and interactive event of its kind, the Mother of the Nation Festival, is set to open its gates on Abu Dhabi Corniche to the public tomorrow (Sunday, 26 March), running for 10 days until 4th of April 2017.

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Abu Dhabi Set to Welcome Visitors for Mother of the Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 23 March 2017

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has announced today that preparations for Mother of the Nation Festival are in their final stages. The Festival will open its doors from 4pm until midnight on Sunday March 26th and run daily until April 4th on Abu Dhabi Corniche.

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Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions slated for regional premiere at Mother of the Nation Festival

22 March 2017 – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Visitors to this year’s Mother of the Nation Festival on Abu Dhabi Corniche will be treated to the Middle East and Africa debut of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, an astounding musical adventure which has been performed to sell-out audiences across the world.

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The Majlis at Mother of the Nation Festival to stage captivating talks and inspiring messages

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 March 2017

From captivating dialogue to educational workshops, the Majlis: Interactive Conversations programme at the second edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival is set to showcase the diversity of elements and themes that have popularised the festival since its inauguration.

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Lords of Lightning – Frequency Rider to captivate visitors with electrifying Abu Dhabi show

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 March 2017

The world-famous performance, Lords of Lightning- Frequency Rider, is set to fascinate audiences with its electrifying show in the second edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival, which will run from 26th March to 4th April along the Abu Dhabi Corniche.

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Playful Pursuits to Captivate Children at Mother of the Nation Festival’s Happiness Zone

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 March 2017

Imagination, enjoyment, wonder and the unique perspective of the world experienced by children across the UAE will be the source of inspiration for the 2017 edition of Mother of the Nation Festival’s new Happiness Zone.

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Final countdown to Mother of the Nation Festival begins

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 March 2017

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has announced today that preparations are proceeding on schedule for the festival. Only ten days remain until the Festival opens its doors from March 26th to April 4th on Abu Dhabi Corniche.

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Mother of the Nation Festival 2017 launches its online tickets sale service

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 6 March 2017

Mother of the Nation (MOTN) Festival, the biggest event of its kind in Abu Dhabi, is to offer visitors the opportunity to purchase their tickets in advance online for the first time.  Starting today (Monday March 6th), the tickets will go on sale via the internet ahead of the festival’s anticipated opening on March 26th until April 4th.

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Anticipation Mounts as Mother of the Nation Festival Set-up Begins on Abu Dhabi Corniche

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 February 2017

Groundwork for the second edition of Mother of the Nation Festival will commence today (Sunday) on Abu Dhabi Corniche ahead of the Festival’s official opening on March 26th, the organising committee at Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority announced today.

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Mother of the Nation Festival lights up Abu Dhabi Corniche March 26

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 15 February 2017

Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the second edition of Mother of the Nation Festival is set to kick off on Abu Dhabi Corniche from 26th March to 4th April 2017, offering a diverse range of experiences through more than 100 activities, performances, and workshops.

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Artistic creativity illuminates “The Art of Motherhood” at the Mother of the Nation Festival’s Art Zone

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 16 March 2016

Unity, Balance, Contrast, Movement, Pattern, Rhythm and Emphasis are the principles of art and key areas of focus for the myriad of intriguing artistic installations and creative entertainment that will form the Art Zone, one of the five main areas visitors can expect to see at the upcoming first-ever Mother of the Nation Festival.

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The Mother of the Nation festival celebrates healthy living through exhilarating activities

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 14 March 2016

Health, teamwork, persistence and overcoming hurdles encompass the enthralling and exhilarating tenets of the Active Zone in the upcoming Mother of the Nation festival, which pays homage to all mothers and their focus on developing healthy families and encouraging teamwork.

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Tradition and modernity meet at the Mother of the Nation Festival’s “Souq”

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 10 March 2016

A traditional heritage inspired boutique Souq Zone modelled on the old port markets of Abu Dhabi is set to reflect the cultural richness and openness the UAE at the first-ever Mother of the Nation Festival.

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Abu Dhabi to launch Mother of the Nation Festival

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 28 February 2016

The first edition of the Mother of the Nation Festival, organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, is set to launch on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi from 24th March to 2nd April, 2016.

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