Sheikh Zayed Festival: Affordable Entertainment for Family in Abu Dhabi

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Sheikh Zayed Festival in Abu Dhabi has opened its gates to visitors from across the country. The event that began later in November 2022 is expected to last for four months and will close down on the 18th of March, 2023.
Located in the Al Wathba area, the festival attracts visitors from across the country with its wide selection of fun activities and family-friendly shows. Get amused with tons of entertainment ventures and exceptional experiences for the whole tribe.

Festival Attractions

Highlights of the Zayed Festival include Military heritage shows, a fun fair city, flash parades, cultural pavilions, theatrical performances, an art district, a children’s play area, a selfie street district, a dessert museum, go-karting competitions, a crazy car arena, camel rides and lots of daily events.


Other noteworthy attractions of the festival include a weekly spectacular drone show, an incredible and most elaborate display of fireworks, laser and hologram shows, Emirates Fountain performances, live music concerts and performances, raffle draws, competitions, and a lot more.

Dining Corner

Devour appetizing food from more than 50 food and drinks kiosks spread across the venue. Take your taste buds on a journey across the globe and cram down delicious dishes from popular international cuisines. From traditional Emirati cuisine to international foods and beverages, there is a wide selection to choose from priced at economical rates.

Raffles and Draws

Spend 50 dirhams or more on shopping and food and stand the chance to win luxury cars, gifts, vouchers, and other valuables. Get 1 raffle coupon for every 50 dirhams spent at the festival. Present the receipts at the designated kiosks and get your coupons. Put the coupons in the raffles box and keep your fingers crossed.

New Year Celebrations

Sheikh Zayed Festival is going all out for New Year Eve’s celebrations. The festival is set to host the biggest and longest-ever fireworks display in the world with an attempt to break the guineas world record. The goal would be to break the existing world record of fireworks in terms of duration, style, and amount.

An incredible drone show will light up the skies with almost 3000 drones participating in the event. There will be lots of live performances, international parades, laser shows, and musical concerts to commemorate the arrival of the New Year 2023.
The celebrations will begin at 3 pm on Saturday, December 31st, 2022.

Tickets Priced at AED 5 Only!

The tickets to the festival are priced at AED 5 only. Kids under 3 years of age and elders above the age of 60 years of age go free. People of determination can also enter the venue for free by presenting their ID at the gate. Buy your tickets online from the official website of the Zayed festival or purchase them directly at the entry gate.

Timings: The festival opens its gate daily from 4 pm till 12 am on weekdays and from 4 pm till 1 am on weekdays and public holidays.
The event began on the 18th of November, 2022, and will last till the 18th of March, 2023. With tickets as low as AED 5, the venue is the perfect spot for quality entertainment for a family on a budget. Shop, dine, and rejoice with friends and loved ones.