You are here

2017 Roadshows - Mother of the Nation Festival in Abu Dhabi

This annual festival is huge, spread along 1Km of Abu Dhabi Corniche alongside the beach, featuring different zones and hundreds of activities and attractions. Over the 10 days of the festival, between March 26 - April 4 2017, almost 200,000 visitors came from across the UAE and elsewhere in the region, to be amazed and entertained, and many visited on several days so they could see it all.  The Marine Wildlife Show was proud to be part of The Happiness Zone, inside an airconditioned 10m diameter Dome, where we created an underwater world. The Happiness Zone was designed and created by Ruth Burrows and Jo Fleming, and production was by the team from HQ World Shows. Enjoy the photoalbum. on individual pictures to enlarge them. Also please see the links below for more insight into UAE's Marine Wildlife

For more information on Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, and to see some of their publications and projects, see

For more information on the marine wildlife of the UAE, see

For more specific information on Turtles in UAE, and on other marine species, see

For information on Bu Tinah Island, a wildlife sanctuary      see

For a great video on the Dugongs of Abu Dhabi, from the Save our Seas Foundation  see

Inside the dome, it is getting busy now, with just a few days of the festival to go
The nightime was always peak festival time for visitors, with daily attendences of around 20,000
....and its fun too
Its another day, and thousands more get the Marine Wildlife Show experience, taking away precious knowledge and awareness
Can I touch it please ?
Its a Shark egg case...WOW.
Here the plastic water bottle has a story to tell
The bottle is saying "please dont chuck me away, I am not rubbish", so what do we do with it instead? Reuse or Recycle, thats right!
Put this to your ear, what can you hear ?
....and be gentle with the tiny starfish
Its great to hold these things
..and to touch the larger creatures
Endless fascination with the Shark and Ray eggcases
Watch out, the Reef Shark is feeling hungry
Listening to the sound from within the Bulls-Mouth Helmet shell, in the blue underwater haze. Its magical !