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Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

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The festival showcases the United Arab Emirates’ vibrant and diverse culture through arts, crafts, food and customs
Named in honour of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the United Arab Emirates, the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival celebrates the United Arab Emirates’ cultural inheritance, showcases the rich diversity of its traditions and enlightens visitors about the legacy of the nation’s founder.


Visitors to the festival can experience Emirati heritage and culture through its arts, crafts, foods and customs.


A central feature of the festival is the UAE Heritage District, which hosts exhibitions, events and popular markets reflecting traditional Emirati life. The World Heritage district reflects the architectural heritage, crafts, products and traditional arts of other countries.


The festival also features camel races, falconry shows, a variety of competitions and fireworks.

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Among the most popular events at the festival is the Arabian Horse Show, a parade of the finest specimens of the world-famous Arabian horses.

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