The highly anticipated annual Sheikh Zayed Festival is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Mark your calendars as the festival is returning for the season from November 17, 2023, to March 9, 2024. With entry tickets costing only AED 5 per person, this festival is a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.

The Sheikh Zayed Festival is more than just a yearly event; it’s a celebration of culture, heritage, and humanity. It offers a unique opportunity for families to come together, engage in entertaining activities, and soak in the rich history of the United Arab Emirates.


Things To Do At Sheikh Zayed Festival

Firework Displays

Every Saturday at 10:00 p.m., the Al Wathba skies will be ablaze with some of the most extravagant and colorful fireworks displays you’ve ever seen. It’s a visual spectacle that’s not to be missed.

Drones Show

Witness the future as the festival kicks off with an amazing drone show that paints the sky with mesmerizing patterns and lights, setting the tone for a memorable season.

Emirates Fountain Sound and Laser Show

The Emirates Fountain is a sight to behold, and visitors can enjoy a spectacular sound and laser show with a dancing water fountain, eye-pleasing laser displays, and 3D holograms.

Heritage Village

Step back in time and explore the UAE’s rich history through four distinct environments: marine, land, mountain, and agricultural. Experience the past with popular competitions, traditional games, and delightful surprises.


Live Concerts by Arabic Artists

Get ready to groove to the beats of some of the region’s finest musicians and singers. The festival’s live concerts promise to be a treat for all music lovers.

Children’s City

Designed with the little ones in mind, the Children’s City is an educational and entertainment district where kids can learn, play, and explore through various workshops, games, and activities. While they have fun, parents can enjoy the festival’s other offerings.

Fun Fair City

For the thrill-seekers, Fun Fair City is the place to be. With a wide variety of games and rides, there’s something for everyone, all designed with the highest standards of safety and security.

International Shows, Theatre, and Country Pavilions

Don’t miss the colorful parade of folkloric groups representing different civilizations from around the world. They roam the pavilions, serenading visitors with traditional songs, and offering a glimpse into the world’s diverse cultures.

Dining Corner

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey like no other. With over 50 food and beverage options, you can sample cuisine from around the world. Street food, foreign delicacies, and a local flavor that will transport you to another time – the dining corner has it all.

This is just a glimpse of what the Sheikh Zayed Festival has to offer. With so much to see and do, you won’t want to miss out on this cultural extravaganza. To get the full scoop on the festival’s schedule and additional activities, be sure to check out the festival’s official website.

So, clear your schedule and get ready to make unforgettable memories at the upcoming Sheikh Zayed Festival in Abu Dhabi!