Sheikh Zayed Festival is global cultural festival held annually to coincide with National Day celebrations. Sheikh Zayed Festival is one of the largest cultural festivals in the UAE, and was recently selected among the five most important cultural events in the world. The festival welcomes more than a million visitors from multiple nationalities in distinguished family atmosphere, and it includes major events suitable for all ages.
The festival takes the visitors on an unforgettable tour of the world's cultural wonders in one destination, with internationally-themed activities to thrill family members of all ages. Grand pavilions and exhibitions offering live displays of Emirati traditions and landmarks, taking visitors on a voyage back in time to the history of the UAE.
Multicultural heritage districts conveniently converging in a global neighborhood that proudly showcases the world's iconic architectural attractions, thriving bazaars and colorful folkloric performances.
Spectacular fireworks display, and the dazzling Emirates Fountain & Laser show which uses advanced features to create eye-catching rhythmical patterns.
Special recreational activities dedicated for children, encouraging young adventurers to nurture their skills, discover their passions and explore their talents. An appetising selection of the very best local and international restaurants and food trucks, serving exotic multicultural cuisine to satisfy all tastes. Family-friendly services including a nursery, baby strollers and clinic to ensure the full comfort, safety and enjoyment of all visitors throughout their festival experience.
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Al Ain Oasis
Al Ain Oasis reflects what agriculture in this region has been like for millennia
Bida Bint Saud
The area was an important stop on a possible caravan route extending from Al Ain to the north of the United Arab Emirates
This ancient caravan site features Bronze Age tombs and a rare Iron Age mud-brick building and irrigation system
An elaborate falaj system and one of the country’s earliest mosques make this an important historic site
A traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates
art of performing praise, pride and fortitude poetry
a cultural and social space
a traditional performing art of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates
traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates
traditional Bedouin chanted poetry in the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman
a living human heritage
a symbol of generosity
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