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24 March 2022

Al Forsan Sports Resort concludes its Archery Competition at Sheikh Zayed Festiva...

The Al Forsan International Sports Resort has concluded its Archery Competition that was organized at the Sheikh Zayed Festival. The competition began on the 18th of February with the aim of diversifying the recreational sports activities for Festival visitors, targeting all age groups and interests, and reintroducing the public to heritage sports in a new modern setting....

14 March 2022

ADIB organizes a variety of fun children’s events and competitions at the Sheik...

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, a leading Islamic financial institution, has declared its pride in being a Gold Sponsor for the Sheikh Zayed Festival, currently taking place in the Al Wathba region of Abu Dhabi, with its participation in the cultural and heritage Festival being a noble reflection of the high esteem in which the organization holds the memory of the nation’s founding father....

02 March 2022

Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority organizes awareness campaign at the Sheikh Zayed...

As part of its distinguished participation at the Sheikh Zayed Festival, the Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority, ADCDA, has organized an awareness campaign that includes some of the most essential basic first aid mechanisms, their importance, and how to apply them in response to life threatening emergencies. During the campaign, the ADCDA also demonstrated four types of new and advanced civil defence mobile equipment adopted for the purpose of rescue and emergency response....

01 March 2022

300 Camels compete for first place In the Al Wathba Milking Competition at Sheikh ...

Taking place among the various traditional and cultural events and competitions of the Sheikh Zayed Festival, the Camel Milking competition will kick off this week from the 3rd till 8th of March. The competition aims to promote and preserve Emirati cultural and heritage activities handed down by our ancestors and enhance awareness of how camels produce milk for the benefit of society and in support of camel owners take advantage of the huge market for camels and camel milk products....

23 February 2022

Al Forsan Sports Resort concludes Shooting Competition at the Sheikh Zayed Festiva...

Al Forsan International Sports Resort has concluded its Shooting Competition that was organized at the Sheikh Zayed Festival on Thursday the 17th of February. The renowned sports resort presented a variety of contests and competitions at the Festival with the aim of diversifying recreational sports activities for Festival visitors, targeting all age groups and interests....

16 February 2022

What exciting events are happening at the Sheikh Zayed Festival this weekend?

A host of special events and activities await visitors to the Sheikh Zayed Festival visitors this weekend, with activities and shows that are sure to entertain the whole family and satisfy the different interests and hobbies of the population....

17 February 2022

FAB is hosting the Cycle for a Cause initiative at the Sheikh Zayed Festival

Committed to giving back, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), is hosting a charity cycling event in collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent at the Sheikh Zayed Festival currently running in Al Wathba, the must-visit destination in Abu Dhabi with more than 4,500 globally cultural events, more than 650 performances and major crowd-pleasing events....

14 February 2022

Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority launches “Agricultural Supplies ...

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, ADAFSA, has launched an “Agricultural Supplies Exhibition”, that will feature for a week at the Sheikh Zayed Festival in Al Wathba, in collaboration with its partners and agricultural equipment suppliers, along with agents of international companies specialized in agricultural products, for visitors to the "Agricultural Oasis" being held at the festival....

11 February 2022

The Classic Cars Show has just kicked off today at Sheikh Zayed Festival

The Classic Cars Show has just kicked off today at Sheikh Zayed Festival, February 11....

06 February 2022

Emirates Fountain - an icon of joy and wonder at the Sheikh Zayed Festival

Occupying a prime location at the Sheikh Zayed Festival, the famous Emirates Fountain is the centre point of a wide array of breath-taking shows and events organized for the entertainment of festival visitors from near and far. Set to upbeat music and accompanied by delightful light shows, the fountain is of special interest to visitors as it is the centre-point of the Festival events where they can appreciate their time with family and friends, watch exceptional performances and enjoy the weather, especially in the cooler winter....

03 February 2022

Sheikh Zayed Festival launches special ceremonies and activities for February

Based on this year’s theme, “UAE: Uniting Civilizations’ the Sheikh Zayed Festival has lined up a number of events and activities for its visitors ranging from entertainment and cultural activities and eye-opening shows, not to mention an array of competitions suitable for everyone, all under the title, “Journey through Civilizations”....

30 January 2022

Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority exhibits innovative agriculture an...

The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, ADAFSA, has developed the unique Agricultural Oasis Exhibition at the Sheikh Zayed Festival to provide visitors with a distinctive experience, introducing innovative and modern agriculture methods and techniques and showcasing their importance in agricultural production processes through the four sections of the pavilion: the farmers' market, smart services, the sale and production of honey and home farming....

26 January 2022

Four thrilling experiences at Sheikh Zayed Festival for adventure lovers

The Sheikh Zayed Festival hosts a fascinating variety of events and activities, ranging from entertaining, cultural, educational and thrilling experiences that suit all family members, ages groups and interests, providing everyone with unforgettable wonderful times during their visit to the Festival...

20 January 2022

ADNOC Pro League Fanzone kicks off at Sheikh Zayed Festival

ADNOC Pro League Fanzone opens for young football fans between 7 and 15 years old, who are invited to test their soccer skills and compete with their friends at the newly added activation at the Sheikh Zayed Festival....

09 January 2022

'Extreme Weekends' begin at Sheikh Zayed Festival with thrilling shows

: "Extreme Weekends", a series of astonishing live motorcycle shows taking place at the Sheikh Zayed Festival in Al Wathba, has begun with thrilling shows on its first weekend, and will continue until 30th of January....

06 January 2022

'Extreme Weekends' live motorcycle shows begin tomorrow at Sheikh Zayed Festival

The Sheikh Zayed Festival will see the launch of "Extreme Weekends", a series of astonishing live motorcycle shows, which will start tomorrow and take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday....

01 January 2022

Sheikh Zayed Festival sets three Guinness World Records with largest 40-minute fir...

Sheikh Zayed Festival set three Guinness World Records in volume, duration and form, offering visitors an exceptional experience within the first minutes of the New Year....

22 December 2021

Sheikh Zayed Festival celebrates the New Year with international shows and events

The Organising Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Festival, which is currently being held in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, has lined up a series of world-class folkloric and entertainment events and performances as part of its New Year celebrations. This step highlights the Festival’s leading position as one of the world's most reputable cultural and entertainment festivals....

09 December 2021

Al Wathba Custom Show gets into gear on Friday 10th December at Sheikh Zayed Festi...

The Al Wathba Custom Show activities and competitions kick off on December 10th 2021 and run until February 20th 2022 at the Sheikh Zayed Festival, offering car enthusiasts adventures full of excitement and suspense. The show offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the best ways to modify and renew classic cars and four-wheel drive SUVs, as well as modifying modern vehicle engines....

07 December 2021

Special events and activities every weekend at the Sheikh Zayed Festival

The Sheikh Zayed Festival's daily pavilions and events are a great attraction for Emirati citizens, residents and their families, along with tourists of all nationalities who visit cultural, touristic and entertainment attractions in the UAE. The Festival has dedicated a series of special activities for the weekend designed to appeal to all age groups in a welcoming family setting from 4pm to 1am....

03 December 2021

Sheikh Zayed Festival tells “A Story of A Nation” through a spectacular drone ...

The Sheikh Zayed Festival put on a spectacular show for the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, entitled: "A Story of a Nation" using the latest drone technology and telling the story of the establishment of the country by the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, and the founding fathers, in 1971....

02 December 2021

Sheikh Zayed Festival showcases “A Story of A Nation” drone show

The Sheikh Zayed Festival attracted a huge crowd for the 50th National Day Celebrations that started on December 1st at the Sheikh Zayed Festival. The various activities reflect the UAE milestones and national pride since the establishment of the United Arab Emirates until becoming one of the most prominent and advanced countries in many fields....

01 December 2021

The “Year of 50” at Sheikh Zayed Festival: a place to recall the proud past an...

Through its vivid rare photos and footage of the rich history of the UAE, the “Year of 50” zone at the Sheikh Zayed Festival sheds light on the comprehensive development and revolution of the UAE from the time it was founded to the present day. Through its three sections, the zone highlights the achievements of the nation since its establishment and the great role played by the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in developing the country to become what it has today. Additionally, the zone features a glimpse of the future projects of the UAE and its most prominent milestones...

27 November 2021

Sheikh Zayed Festival intensifies preparations to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of ...

The Sheikh Zayed Festival is intensifying its preparations to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the UAE through hundreds of events and activities that embody the spirit of the union and its achievements over the past 50 years while reflecting on the UAE’s Centennial 2071 and the rich cultural heritage of the country, through a range of national and international events, spectacular drone shows, fascinating fireworks, and the unique Emirates Fountain shows, along with diverse cultural and folkloric celebrations....

19 November 2021

Aerial drones show displays the face of the Founding Father on the skies of Al Wat...

Large crowds lined up on the first day of the Sheikh Zayed Festival in Al Wathba to enjoy the exciting activities and performances that entertain the whole family. The Festival, which kicked off its activities yesterday, will run daily until 1st April....

18 November 2021

Sheikh Zayed Festival opens its doors today to world of exciting events and celebr...

The Sheikh Zayed Festival opened its doors today at the Al Wathba region of Abu Dhabi for the start of its run until the 1st of April 2022. The Festival is being organised under the kind auspices of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the wise guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and with the guidance of H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Adviser to H.H. the President of the UAE, President of the Camel Racing Federation and Chairman of the Organizing Committee....

17 November 2021

Sheikh Zayed Festival brings you breathtaking activities and events on its opening...

On its Grand Opening, the Sheikh Zayed Festival prepares to welcome citizens, residents and guests from all over the world with impressive major attractions, shows and events, including dynamic drones shows and huge fireworks displays at 10 PM to celebrate the new round of the Festival for 2021-2022, with its grand opening on November 18th 2021, continuing to April 1st 2022 at Al Wathba in Abu Dhabi...

13 November 2021

H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan visits the Sheikh Zayed Festival Al Wathba...

The Organising High Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Festival has finalized all the preparations and arrangements for the kick-off of the Festival on Thursday November 18th, 2021...

10 November 2021

Sheikh Zayed Festival organising committee reveals official event schedule

The High Committee organising the Sheikh Zayed Festival has announced the schedule of events and activities during the festival that will run from 18th November, 2021 to 1st April, 2022....

07 November 2021

Sheikh Zayed Festival to begin on 18th November

The Sheikh Zayed Festival will begin on 18th November, 2021, in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan...

12 October 2021

Sheikh Zayed Festival reveals new media visual identity for 2021

Under the generous sponsorship of His Highness Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and with the insightful guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan...