When does the MOTN 2018 festival take place?

The 2018 edition of The Mother of the Nation returns to A’l Bahar Abu Dhabi Corniche from 22 to 31 March 2018.

The festival opening hours are:
Sunday to Thursday: 4PM until 12AM 
Friday & Saturday: 2PM until 12AM

What is new in this year’s edition of the MOTN festival?

The festival will continue to highlight the inspirational vision of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak through a variety of immersive experiences and activities, focusing on the themes of Empowerment, Learning, Happiness, Sustainability, Kindness & Collaboration.

This year’s edition invites visitors to enjoy dozens of activities across a multitude of interactive installations and events, including many that have never been seen before in the region.

All zones have been arranged in an easily-navigated layout, allowing easy visitor access from any point of entry. As the centerpiece of the festival’s activity, the Mother of the Nation Pavilion will be located at the heart of the festival grounds, surrounded by various activities, food vendors and retail outlets.

The Main Stage has also now been placed at the centre of the festival grounds to allow visitors to freely engage with performances and signature events taking place at the venue throughout the course of the festival.

This year’s edition of MOTN will also feature a number of exciting new features that focus on elements of educational wonder and inspiration.

What facilities and amenities are offered at the MOTN 2018 festival?

The festival will offer numerous convenient facilities and amenities including toilets, baby changing facilities, prayer rooms, first-aid points, lost & found and information points.

How much is the entry charge?

Entry tickets are AED 25 for adults, AED 15 for kids under the age of 12. Children under 2 are admitted for free.

Tickets are on sale at festival gates or online at www.ticketmaster.ae.

How many visitors did MOTN receive in 2017?

Last year the festival welcomed almost 200,000 visitors to its grounds.

Can I bring my own food and drinks to the festival?

Food and drinks from outside will not be allowed into the venue; however, an impressive selection of food and beverage outlets will be available throughout the festival to sample and enjoy.