Emirates News Agency – Sheikh Zayed Festival opens November 18 in Al Wathba

ABU DHABI, 4th November, 2022 (WAM) — Under the guidance of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, the 2022-2023 Sheikh Zayed Festival will be launched on November 18 in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi.

The High Organizing Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Festival announced that the festival, in its new edition, will include more than 4,000 events in more than 750 performances and major public activities over 120 days filled with joy, entertainment and culture.

The festival will end on March 18, 2023 and is taking place this year under the slogan “UAE: The Union of Civilizations”.

The committee explained that in its current phase, the festival will continue to focus on expressing its main messages, namely the preservation of the national heritage of the United Arab Emirates, the affirmation of the depth of the Emirati civilization and its transmission. to future generations, as well as strengthening its role in promoting Abu Dhabi’s status as a leading tourist and cultural destination in the region and around the world.

The new edition of the festival offers a rich list of major events, shows and performances, ranging from heritage conservation to education and entertainment.

The festival will include the Union Parade, National Day Celebrations, New Year Celebrations, as well as the World Parade, Al Wathba Custom Show and other events that are sure to please the whole family.

Since its inception, the Sheikh Zayed Festival has been committed to transmitting the intellectual and cultural heritage of the UAE, demonstrating the richness of its traditions and showcasing its diversity by organizing a world-class cultural event capable of attracting UAE citizens, residents, tourists and visitors, with global participation.

The Senior Organizing Committee spares no effort each season of the festival to introduce new activities that enhance its status as a premier cultural and heritage event reflecting the identity of the United Arab Emirates, bearing the name of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in recognition of his pivotal role in preserving authentic Emirati heritage, and paying tribute to the tremendous efforts he has made to inculcate our noble values ​​and pass them on to subsequent generations.

The festival offers all visitors the opportunity to experience Emirati civilization and culture through authentic customs and traditions, highlighting the role of the founding father, Sheikh Zayed, and his building of a nation and a homeland, thanks to a plethora of cultural events, shows and activities including folk performances, live music and traditional craft markets.

The festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year in a fun, family-friendly environment, to serve as a cultural and entertainment forum, to celebrate the authentic noble values ​​of UAE society and to proudly teach them to future generations through the through a series of special events that provide entertainment, education, sport and fun.

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