The festival presents the UAE’s traditions. (Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News)

Zayed Heritage Festival opens in Abu Dhabi

Monthlong festival will run till January 1, feature live cultural performances and exhibitions

Abu Dhabi: The Shaikh Zayed Heritage Festival opened its doors to thousands of visitors on Thursday in Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba area with a spectacular performance by Skydivers in UAE flag-inspired parachutes.

The monthlong festival will run till January 1, 2017. From live performances, horse shows, date and classic car exhibitions, funfair for children to cooking classes and traditional UAE crafts as well as crafts from around the world, there is something for everyone.

The festival’s enormous grounds, which can easily take an hour to walk around, is split into three neighbourhoods, GCC, Arabic and International.

The organisers have placed emphasis on the world’s heritage, and it is evident in the 18 cultural districts that...Read more...