Abu Dhabi’s ultimate family entertainment event Mother of the Nation Festival opens tomorrow

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi brings an exciting 10-day line-up of fun, food, art and music to UAE capital’s Corniche from December 9 – 18

 

Families and fun-seekers will be flocking to Abu Dhabi’s Corniche from tomorrow as the hugely popular Mother of the Nation (MOTN) Festival makes its much-anticipated return to the UAE capital.

 

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and running from December 9 – 18, the event will include unmissable attractions such as performances by renowned international and regional artists, a symphony of global flavours served up by well-known food vendors, unique activations for all ages, a dedicated shopping district featuring luxury retail brands and much, much more.

 

The extravaganza will provide residents and tourists with access to a host of extraordinary activities across six zones, along with plenty of Instagram-able opportunities. In addition, to ensure the safety of visitors, vendors and organizers, the MOTN Festival will comply with the Go Safe Certification, a pioneering programme launched by DCT Abu Dhabi to enforce global standards of hygiene at hotels, events, attractions and venues across the emirate.

 

Inspire Space

Instagram fame awaits people in the Inspire Space, with some of the most picturesque displays curated to surely make their way onto your profiles and feeds.

 

MOTN Basketball Hub Animenia MOTN Funhouse The Dessert Museum
Pan-N-Ice
(Food vendor)
DOH
(Food vendor)
% Arabica
(Food vendor)
Glow Sushi Bar
(Food vendor)

 

 

Amusement Park

Get ready for plenty of family fun with a glimpse into some of the best amusement parks in the world and access a series of exciting games, carnival rides, engaging workshops, and more for all age groups.

 

World of Nickelodeon Diggers Lab Venetian Carousel Samba Balloon
City Hopper Bumper Cars Skill Games Play Park
Kids Workshops Arts & Crafts Sopranos
(Food vendor)

 

 

Food Hub

The Food Hub will feature a curated menu by global and local F&B vendors offering gastronomical experiences to suit every visitor. There will also be a larger-than-life art installation by Daniel Popper, and a stage showcasing the best local musicians and DJs.

 

 

Burger and Beyond  Matcha Mama Tulum Mattar Farm Sakura Sushi
Shawarma Stations Dibba Bay Oysters La Patrona Eiswelt Gelato
Vicolo Fatta High Joint Nap Pizzeria
Sola Restaurant & Café Moishi Addicted Mr. Brisket

 

 

Shopping District

Featuring an array of retail options, including a dedicated section for high-end luxury brands, including pre-loved pieces by Balmain, Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, among others.

 

The Studio by Cultural Couture Sencillo Rebelz of Society Strings & Beads
Savanna Creation Hanadis Shop RETOLD Imaara Jewellery
Hathi Store Marami Jewellery Blac Sana Al Maktoum Fine Jewellery
All Over My Korean Products Oud Alkhoori Sandaly
Nene Yaya Sisters of Afrika B by Mahsa Rula Galayini
Pop Up Concepts Sarahs Bag Arcadia Riot
Thowby Mishmashi EL&N London
(Food vendor)

 

 

Thrill Zone

For every visitor who needs a dose of action, the Thrill Zone is designed for you to experience adrenaline-pumping adventures.

 

MOTN Futsal  Gaming Hub Horror Escape Rooms Wild Trail
Rick & Morty Laser Tag The Smash Room Parkour Skate Park
Kingston 21
(Food vendor)
FOMO
(Food vendor)
Acai Hub
(Food vendor)

 

 

Music Arena

The festival’s Main Stage within the Music Arena will bring the event to life through spectacular performances by renowned international stars along with a fine selection of regional artists.

 

Sherine Miami Band
Mohamed Al Salim Mahmoud Al Turky Khalid Fouad Pinza
(Food vendor)

 

Ticket categories include:

  1. General Admission(ages 4-59): AED 25 (online) and AED 30 (at the door); includes access to all free zones and attractions.
  2. Zone passes:
The Amusement Day Pass

(Ideal for families with children under 12)

The Thrills Day Pass

(Ideal for teenagers, young adults and families with children over 12)

The World of Nickelodeon Day Pass

(Ideal for families with children under 12)

75 AED Online

80 AED At the door

95 AED Online

100 AED At the door

85 AED Online

95 AED At the door

This ticket gives you access to:

–       All free zones and attractions

–       All Amusement Park attractions, except World of Nickelodeon

–       All Amusement Park workshops

This ticket gives you access to:

–       All free zones and attractions

–       All Thrill Zone games and experiences

This ticket gives you access to:

–       All free zones and attractions

–       The World of Nickelodeon

 

  1. Concert Passes:

For Sherine and The Kid LAROI (Opening Act: Faouzia):

 

Silver Gold VIP
AED 125 (online)
AED 135 (at the door)
AED 295 (online)
AED 305 (at the door)
AED 495 (online)
AED 505 (at the door)

Includes access to:
–       Concert Silver zone

–       All free zones and attractions


Includes access to:
–       Concert Gold zone

–       All free zones and attractions

 

Includes access to:

–       Concert VIP zone

–       All free zones and attractions

 

 

For local and regional favourites:

 

Silver Gold VIP
AED 75 (online)
AED 85 (at the door)
AED 125 (online)
AED 135 (at the door)
AED 195 (online)
AED 205 (at the door)

Includes access to:
–       Concert Silver zone

–       All free zones and attractions


Includes access to:
–       Concert Gold zone

–       All free zones and attractions

 

Includes access to:

–       Concert VIP zone

–       All free zones and attractions

 

 

  1. All Access Pass(ideal for all ages):
Day Pass  Day Pass Fast-Track  10-Day Pass  10-Day Pass Fast-Track 
AED 145 Online AED 295 Online AED 495 Online AED 895 Online
AED 150 At the door AED 300 At the door AED 505 At the door AED 905 At the door
This ticket includes access to:

•       All free zones and attractions

•       All Amusement Park attractions, except World of Nickelodeon

•       All Amusement Park workshops

•       All Thrill Zone games and experiences

All Access World of Nickelodeon (ideal for all ages):

Day Pass  10-Day Pass 
AED 175 Online AED 580 Online
AED 185 At the door AED 600 At the door
This ticket includes access to:

•       All free zones and attractions

•       World of Nickelodeon

•       All Amusement Park attractions

•       All Amusement Park workshops

•       All Thrill Zone games and experiences

 

 

 

Health and Safety Guidelines

In line with the government regulations, the following guidelines apply to all visitors attending the MOTN Festival:

  • Attendees aged 16 years and above must show vaccinated status and the ‘Green Pass’ on the Al Hosn app.
  • Attendees below the age of 16 years do not require a PCR test.
  • DPI tests will not be accepted.

Held at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, MOTN 2021 will run from December 9 – 18, from 4pm to  midnight during weekdays, and from 2pm to midnight on weekends.

 

 

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