The 7th Mother of the Nation Festival will take place across new locations in Abu Dhabi in 2023.

The Mother of the Nation Festival will open its doors for the first time in Al Dhafra Region from 22-26 November and in Al Ain from 29 November until 3 December. For an extended period, visitors will also be invited to experience the festival at the Abu Dhabi Corniche from 8-31 December 2023.

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the seventh edition of the festival will host soon-to-be-announced international acts and artists, carnival rides, art installations, curated retail experiences and culinary from around the globe. This year’s theme, inspired by America’s baby-booming 1950s and swinging 1960s, will evoke feelings of nostalgia while transporting visitors to a retro-futuristic reality.

The Mother of the Nation Festival will also feature a mix of local and global retail concepts and a wide range of food and beverage options. The event will be home to an array of activities, including amusement park rides, hands-on creative workshops and interactive experiences including collaborative physical and augmented reality games. Visitors can also expect escape rooms, arcade games, basketball showdowns, a Jeep track, skatepark, roller rink and skill-based activities. The four themed areas – Amuse, Thrill, Indulge, and Entertain – will cater to visitors of all ages.

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