Sheikh Zayed Festival

The Sheikh Zayed Festival is being held under the auspices of His H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and with the wise guidance of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the UAE, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court. 


The Festival bears the name of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in recognition of his pivotal role in preserving authentic Emirati heritage and his admirable pursuit of applying true and noble Emirati cultural values, passing them on to future generations. 

The Festival features a range of events and popular performances suitable for all family members and offers opportunities for cultural exchanges in a family-friendly, entertaining and educational environment. 

As a global platform that provides social, cultural, and humanitarian exchange between civilizations, the Festival attracts broad international participation that reinforces efforts to spread the UAE’s message of humanity to the world. 

  • Drone shows
  • Fireworks
  • Performances
  • Celebrations

Location: Al Wathba region of Abu Dhabi

Dates: 17 November 2023 - 9 March 2024

Entrance Fees: AED 5 per person

  • People of Determination, children under 3 years of age and seniors (60+ years old) are exempt from fees.


Image Credit: Sheikh Zayed Festival



04–09 March, See the website for the opening hours.





Abu Dhabi
Al Wathba