The start of the year 2018 has been declared as the Year of Zayed. The Father and Founder of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan marks 100 years of his movement to unite the seven emirates.
“No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities.
-Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
UAE is a progressive country and embraces every race, culture, language and religion. This country is a blessing to my family and every Overseas Filipino Worker. The misconception of living in the Middle East is worst but the Government here is able to protect their locals and expats.
Conveniently located 27 km from our home or a 24 min drive, it wasn’t difficult to visit the place after all. During our getting-to-know stage with my husband, we’d always went to places with a free entrance or something unusual (and yes I’m the researcher for free passes 😂). I love visiting historical places whether it’s a museum or any art related. Oh the irony of sucking at History subject 😂 Wandering around and experiencing what it’s like to live in the past era.
Sheikh Zayed Festival is an alternative place of Global Village. Unlike in the Global Village, the area can be circumnavigated at a maximum of 3 hours (considering without kids). We can save our travel time and entry pass. God knows everyone is going to Global Village and a day isn’t enough to explore the whole place. I still love Global Village it’s just I found something within my arm’s reach.
You can find every –tan country but mostly it’s surrounded by GCC countries with the exception of China. Various activities are available: UAE Fountain and Lazer Show (Dubai Fountain), Al Wathba Custom Show (Emirates National Auto Museum), UAE Avenue and UAE Theater.
Kingdom of Morocco
Website: Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival
Location: Al Wathba