ABU DHABI, -- Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, visited the Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday evening.

During a tour of the festival, accompanied by Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, he expressed his appreciation for the festival's spirit and liveliness and interacted with festival-goers who were excited to be a part of the tribute to H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.

Sheikh Nahyan also took a special interest in visiting the Mother of the Nation Pavilion and attended a "Majlis: Interactive Conversations" session.

The Mother of the Nation Festival honours the vision and inspirational values of H.H. Sheikha Fatima through innovative activities, live performances and intellectual discussions that promote the importance of family coherence as well as a nurturing cultural understanding within the UAE society.

Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, the Mother of the Nation Festival takes place on Corniche Beach from 4pm to midnight on weekdays, and from 2pm to midnight over the weekend.

Source: Emirates News Agency