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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 March 2019

Abu Dhabi's Festival in the Park: all you need to know

The two-day event, opening later this month, is part of Abu Dhabi Festival 2019

Umm Al Emarat park is the venue for this year's Festival in the Park in Abu Dhabi
Umm Al Emarat park is the venue for this year's Festival in the Park in Abu Dhabi

Umm Al Emarat park is one of Abu Dhabi's most beautiful spots, a patch of green tranquility amid the hubbub of the city centre. And later this month, it will provide the backdrop for Festival in the Park, a two-day celebration of the arts from across the seven emirates, featuring music, comedy and performance arts.

Here is everything you need to know

What: Festival in the Park

When: Thursday February 28-Friday March 1

Tickets: Free

Information: www.abudhabifestival.ae

Festival in the Park line-up

Day one

10am Ministry of Science – Show 1 (Arabic)

12 noon Ministry of Science – Show 2 (English)

4pm-6pm Reading club with Emirati authors, and a selection of Korean crafts workshops in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre

5.45pm-7pm Marching drums and drumming workshops

7-8pm Elite Music Institute performance

7-8pm Cinema Club film screening of Amal’s Cloud, directed and produced by Rawia Abdullah

8-9pm Comedy performance with Aly Al Sayed and friends

Day two

4pm-6pm

Reading club with Emirati writers, children crafts workshops, The Garden of Strengths sculpture-making workshop, selection of Korean crafts in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre, The Sound of Hope instruments-making workshop

5.45pm-7 pm

Marching drums and drumming workshop

7pm-8pm

Mirrors of Creativity, UAE Theatre Circle performance by children of determination

8pm-9.30pm

Cinema Club screening of Going to Heaven, directed by Emirati Saeed Salmeen

8pm-9pm

Stand-up comedy by Wonho Chung (Arabic)

Across both days there is also a crafts market, where you can sample and buy local handicrafts.

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Updated: February 15, 2019 03:35 PM

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