Sheikh Zayed festival starts tomorrow: free bus services, fireworks, over 4,500 cultural events – News

The entrance pass costs Dh5 per person, free for specific people, children under 3 and seniors

Sheikh Zayed Festival. Photo: File

Posted: Wed, Nov 17, 2021, 10:39 AM

Free bus rides will be available for the general public to travel to Sheikh Zayed Festival 2021 at Al Wathba in Abu Dhabi.

The festival, named after the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, begins tomorrow and will run until April 1, 2022.

More than 22,500 participants from all over the world will come to take part in the festival, with more than 4,500 cultural events, 650 shows and activities and more than 130 workshops for children.

There will be various international folklore pavilions, cultural events, concerts, water and laser shows, fireworks, a car show, an ice rink, a light garden and a multitude of activities for all groups of people. age.

Regular free 30-minute bus services are available from Abu Dhabi Main Bus Station (3:00 p.m.), the Cooperative Association (3:30 p.m.) and Bani Yas Bus Station (4:00 p.m.).

Entrance tickets cost Dh5 per person, and it is free for determined people, children under 3 and the elderly.


The festival has taken a series of precautionary safety measures, including surveillance cameras, social distancing instructions, wearing of masks and periodic checks of festival workers.

All visitors must wear a mask at all times, follow safety distance standards, and ensure the Al Hosn app displays a green pass status.

The festival hours are from 4 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and until 1 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and public holidays.

James C. Tibbs