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Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi – in pictures

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

The Corniche was teeming with crowds eager to celebrate and enjoy the activities at the first day of the Mother of the Nation Festival on Sunday.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

The festival has zones offering something for all ages. The two-level Pavilion zone overlooking the Corniche displays art.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

On the Corniche in Abu Dhabi, visitors flocked to pavilions and exhibitions to acknowledge the achievements of a national leader whose life story embodies service to her country and the highest callings for women of all nations.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

There was plenty of spectacle for children and their parents to enjoy on the opening day of Mother of the Nation Festival on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi, which runs until April 4.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

An interactive Happiness zone, designed primarily for children, has an environmental focus, with areas including an art zone where recycled objects are turned into art, and conservation activities and educational workshops take place, in addition to workshops on well being.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

The Corniche was teeming with crowds eager to celebrate and enjoy the activities at the first day of the Mother of the Nation Festival on Sunday.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Children with their parents enjoy the attractions at the Mother of the Nation Festival.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

There was plenty of spectacle for children and their parents to enjoy on the opening day of Mother of the Nation Festival on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi, which runs until April 4.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

At the Souq zone, arts and handicrafts including jewellery making and dhow painting showcase local traditions alongside modern counterparts.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

The 10-day event, which runs until April 4, celebrates and honours Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Mother of the Nation, through performances, workshops and activity zones.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

The festival has zones offering something for all ages.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

An interactive Happiness zone, designed primarily for children, has an environmental focus, with areas including an art zone where recycled objects are turned into art, and conservation activities and educational workshops take place, in addition to workshops on well being.

Visitors flock to Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

On the Corniche in Abu Dhabi, visitors flocked to pavilions and exhibitions to acknowledge the achievements of a national leader whose life story embodies service to her country and the highest callings for women of all nations.

The National