ADNEC and ADTA unveil 3 new Summer in Abu Dhabi islands

11th Jun 2008

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) have announced details of the three remaining themed Islands - Creativity, Action and Heritage & Culture - that make up “Summer in Abu Dhabi”, the UAE capital’s largest and most prestigious family festival taking place from June 26 to August 18th 2008, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Earlier, ADNEC and ADTA had unveiled the first four themed segments of the summer extravaganza, namely, the Discovery; Imagination; Adventure; and Fun Islands.   

The “Summer in Abu Dhabi” festival, held in a 13,000 square metre air-conditioned indoor venue, is an eight-week festival expected to attract thousands of visitors from across the UAE and wider Gulf region, making it one the summer’s most eagerly anticipated events.

His Excellency Ahmad Humaid Al Mazrouie, ADNEC Managing Director, said, “The “Summer in Abu Dhabi” festival is poised to become one of the most exciting family entertainment events held in the region; it will be unsurpassed in terms of edutainment value, novelty and excitement. A great deal of planning and effort has gone into finalizing the concept for each of the themed Islands, the overriding objective being to provide eight weeks of high quality fun, entertainment and education for the entire family.”

The Culture Island has been planned in coordination with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage to enhance knowledge about the UAE’s rich culture and heritage among the thousands of children and parents who will visit the “Summer in Abu Dhabi” festival. The Culture Island will specifically focus on the country’s folkloric dances, calligraphy, ornaments, handicrafts, traditional music, traditional food and various art forms.                   

Summer in Abu Dhabi will run at ADNEC from June 26 to August 18, 2008. The show is open from 12 pm to 9pm daily.  Tickets are priced at AED 30 for adults and AED 20 for children under 16. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


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