Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed attend Mother of the Nation Festival
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and sheikhs attended the Mother of the Nation Festival, which was launched to honour H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.
The event was under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Other sheikhs who attended the festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre include H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras al-Khaimah; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region; H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court; H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs (ZHO); H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member; Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan; Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council. Ministers, senior officials and a large number of guests attended the festival.
In the opening show of the festival, a light and music extravaganza of seven scenes highlighted the far-reaching efforts and wisdom of Sheikha Fatima, the stature and compassion of mothers and women, the dreams of childhood, the importance of science and knowledge, as well as the achievements made by Emirati women and mothers thanks to the support extended by the Mother of the Nation.
The finale scene featured a symphony of thanks and appreciation to Sheikha Fatima. Later, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum presented the Sheikh Zayed Order, which was conferred today on Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, who represented Sheikha Fatima.
The audience then watched a live broadcast from Burj Khalifa in Dubai which was engulfed with bright coloured light to mark the occasion while the Dubai Fountain was jetting a high performance of light, music and water.