Zayed Heritage Festival 2020 at Al Wathba

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 showcases the United Arab Emirates’ vibrant and diverse culture through arts, crafts, food and customs

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.

Special recreational activities are dedicated for children, encouraging young adventurers to nurture their skills, discover their passions and explore their talents. An appetizing selection of the very best local and international restaurants and food trucks, serving exotic multicultural cuisine to satisfy all tastes.

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

The National Archive is taking part in The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival with a special “The Nation Memory” exhibition portraying the UAE’s history through Sheikh Zayed’s meetings with astronauts from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, his passion for space as well as his great role in establishing and building the UAE, along with his local and international achievements.

Schedule

Nov 20, 2020 – Feb 20, 202110:00 AM – 11:00 PMUAE Fountain Shows
Nov 20, 2020 – Feb 20, 202110:00 AM – 11:00 PMWorld Stage Live Shows (Every 30 Min)
Nov 20, 2020 – Feb 20, 202104:00 PM – 05:00 PMTraditional Military Marching Band (Around The Festival) 
Nov 20, 2020 – Feb 20, 202104:00 PM – 05:00 PMArabian Horse & Camel Riding (Horse & Camel Arena)
Nov 20, 2020 – Feb 20, 202104:00 PM – 05:00 PMWorld Heritage Parade (Around The Festival)
Nov 20, 2020 – Feb 20, 202109:00 PM – 10:00 PMFireworks Shows (Every Thursday & Friday)
Dec 02 – Dec 02, 202010:00 AM – 11:00 PMNational Day Celebrations (Around The Festival)

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