Participating wings introduce different cultures

Sheikh Zayed Festival ... World civilizations converge in the Emirates

The Sheikh Zayed Festival celebrates Arab and international civilizations through its traditional activities and interactive cultural, entertainment and artistic workshops.

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The Sheikh Zayed Festival 2020 celebrates Arab and international civilizations, which through its pavilions participating in the event embody its history and civilization, and give visitors of different cultures and nationalities an opportunity to learn about its cultural heritage and its distinctive arts, in addition to highlighting its folk traditions, whether fashion, food or other customs And traditions, through its heritage activities and interactive cultural, entertainment and artistic workshops.

Morocco, West, sunset

Among the Arab countries participating in the festival is the Kingdom of Morocco, whose pavilion, through its famous portal "Fez", attracts a large crowd of visitors to the Sheikh Zayed Festival, and focuses on promoting traditional industries and artistic creativity in all exhibits, including pottery and cooking tools engraved with elaborate geometric shapes with their designs.

The suite also includes a number of Moroccan sessions, which were prepared for eating food, sweets, and drinking Moroccan tea.

"The pavilion is witnessing a great demand for its various exhibits and goods, especially handcrafted, including Moroccan fabrics and clothes, utensils and dishes for food made from pottery, Moroccan tea sets, toiletries and handcrafted silver," said Qadri Hassan, who is participating in the festival for the first time.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Among the most prominent pavilions of the participating countries is the Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which includes hand-made copper and leather artifacts and gemstones, highlighting the cultural, artistic and popular heritage, and presenting folkloric dances and singing pieces as well as displaying distinctive traditional goods and products, including food products such as natural honey and its products, and Bosnian tea, sweets and coffee.

"This is the sixth time that we participate in the Sheikh Zayed Festival to introduce our cultural and artistic heritage, and the products that distinguish our country, including cosmetic products made from natural and organic materials," said Anna Zvkovs, a participant in the Bosnian Pavilion.


While the pavilion of the Republic of Uzbekistan reflects, through its traditional decoration, the distinctive Uzbek civilization, goods, products, crafts and traditional folk crafts.

The audience visiting the pavilion enjoys what folklore groups offer in terms of performances and heritage, and the pavilion also offers activities ranging from crafts to popular food.

For his part, Kamaluddin Abdullah, from the Uzbek pavilion, expressed his happiness at his presence at the Sheikh Zayed Festival, and he also wishes to participate in the coming times.

He said, "The pavilion includes a group of antiques and ornate wooden boxes engraved with Quranic verses and Islamic motifs, and other products executed by artists and craftsmen through which they embodied life in Uzbekistan."

Establishing the legacy

The Sheikh Zayed Festival 2020, which was launched on November 29 last year and will continue until February 1 in Al Wathba area in Abu Dhabi, works to consolidate the Emirati folk heritage locally, regionally and internationally, through popular cultural activities represented by interactive shows.

The festival includes 40 international folk neighborhoods, theaters and folklore shows, and attracts more than 17,000 participants and exhibitors from around the world.


Among the participating pavilions is the Egyptian Pavilion, which includes many products, including: the famous cotton clothes, modern and traditional Egyptian handcrafted costumes, leather bags, carpets and accessories, and antiques that embody the ancient Egyptian civilization, as well as presentations of Egyptian folk art.


A popular international quarter, theaters and folkloric performances at the festival.

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