Where World Cultures Meet
30 November 2018 to 26 January 2019 | Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2018

The festival is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and under the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

'The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival' reflects the aspirations of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to preserve the heritage of the UAE in particular and the universal heritage of world civilisations as a whole, conveying the values that enriched Emirati culture with love and tolerance among its diverse people.

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UAE and World Heritage

The Festival has added a dedicated area showcasing replicas of historic monuments and iconic buildings from each emirate, showing how Emirati society has evolved since ancient times and flourished into the prosperous, modern society of today.

In addition to historic monuments and buildings from Emirati heritage, this year's Festival adds another international dimension through an area celebrating 'The World in the UAE', with replicas of iconic international landmarks and world-famous cultural highlights. All this solidifies the UAE's status as a crossroads of civilisations and echoes Sheikh Zayed's vision of building a modern state that promotes a unified culture of tolerance and peace in the world.

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Festivals Events

A variety of events and activities celebrating Zayed's centennial, reflecting his interest in preserving the rich and diverse heritage of the UAE and the world and its great role in respecting the other and spreading a culture of coexistence and affection.

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Kids Nation

The festival offers a children's village where they can enjoy a variety of recreational and educational activities. Some of them focus on the principles and values of Zayed to connect this young generation with the atmosphere of the past in a thrilling way.

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Restaurants and Cafes

The festival offers a great experience for savouring the finest national and international traditional dishes at Al Wathba Gourmet, as well as Egrab area which includes a wide range of fast food restaurants

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