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Plan Your Visit to Mother of the Nation Festival 2024

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner Team

One of the city’s most loved festivals is returning this winter with not one but 3 locations spread across Abu Dhabi

MOTN (Mother of the Nation) Festival

The Mother of Nation Festival, paying tribute to HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak will return for its 7th edition in November and December 2024.

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, this popular family event will be held at:

  • Al Dhafra – 22 to 26 November 2023
  • Al Ain – 29 November to 3 December 2023
  • Abu Dhabi Corniche – 8 to 31 December 2023

MOTN – What it’s all About?

The MOTN event pays tribute to family, community, and the contributions of women to society, honouring the legacy of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.

MOTN – What to Expect

A community event for all to enjoy – locals, expat residents and tourists alike – the MOTN festival is an entertainment destination showcasing global and local culture and hospitality alongside leading retail outlets and the creative works of various international and regional artists.

Here are some highlights that we’ve heard about!

  • Al Dharfa and Al Ain will both host the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course – with 42 obstacles and 300 metres of bouncing fun to enjoy!
  • In Al Ain, expect loads of carnival-style rides as well as an exclusive horror escape room experience.
  • The Corniche in Abu Dhabi will be split into four zones – Amuse, Thrill, Indulge and Entertain. Highlights include
    • Topsy-turvy Upside Down House Museum
    • Skate by RollDXB
    • Spacetoon Land
    • Omega Protocol VR Experience
    • Movies in the Park
    • New Years Eve Concert

For a daily list of special events, visit the MOTN website and follow their social channels.

MOTN – What does it cost?

In order to control numbers, it is a ticketed event through Ticketmaster.

Paid tickets are required for all attendees aged 4 to 59. Those under 4 and over 60, as well as People of Determination, are free, but must collect an entry pass at the venue.

Al Dhafra

  • AED 30, AED 60 (day pass), AED 90 (monster inflatable pass), AED 270 (family & friends 4 pack).
  • 22 to 26 November 2023, from 4:00 PM to midnight
  • Madinat Zayed Park

Al Ain

  • AED 30, AED 100 (day pass), AED 130 (monster inflatable pass), AED 390 (family & friends 4 pack).
  • 29 November to 3 December 2023, from 4:00 PM to midnight
  • Al Ain Square, Al Tiwayya

Abu Dhabi Corniche

  • AED 30, AED 150 (day pass), AED 180 (monster inflatable pass), AED 495 season pass, AED 540 (family & friends 4 pack).
  • 8 to 31 December 2023, from 4:00 PM to midnight
  • Abu Dhabi Corniche (free parking in Khalidiya parking lot)

Before you go… Important things to consider when planning a trip to Abu Dhabi

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