ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, has launched the ADQ Community Carnival. The free-to-attend carnival aims to provide guests of all ages with opportunities to engage in entertaining activities, enjoy a weekend of family-friendly fun and gain insights into ADQ’s portfolio companies and their contributions in driving the growth of the emirate’s economy.

The ADQ Community Carnival is open to all members of the public and will take place in Khalifa Park in Abu Dhabi from 26-28 January 2024. Organised in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, ADQ will also designate 25 January 2024, exclusively to school trips.

Featuring a total of 19 companies from ADQ’s portfolio, representing strategic sectors of the nation’s economy, the ADQ Community Carnival will bring the public together to explore a number of interactive activities as they learn about various industries within ADQ’s portfolio company zones. Younger guests will have the chance to express their creativity and acquire experience in an learning and enjoyable setting.

Anas Al Barguthi, Chief Operating Officer at ADQ, said: "We’re delighted to launch ADQ’s inaugural Community Carnival to strengthen our outreach to Abu Dhabi’s youth and community. We invite everyone to join us and take part in this shared experience, fostering a spirit of innovation, collaboration and partnerships, that will drive a lasting positive impact for everyone."

As part of its effort to encourage the community to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, ADQ is extending its collaboration with the NBA to the ADQ Community Carnival, where sports and fitness enthusiasts will have the opportunity to play basketball in a dedicated NBA Fan Zone. It will feature NBA activations including junior fit-clinics, dunk performances and skill challenges.

Among the participating companies at the carnival are Abu Dhabi Airports, AD Ports Group, PureHealth, Lulu Group, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), Taqa, ADNEC Group, Etihad Airways, E7 Group, Silal, Tadweer, Agthia Group, Etihad Rail, Emirates Steel Arkan, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange ADX, Taziz and MiZa.