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

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 13, 2018: Al Umm Al Emarat Park, 15th Street, Mushrif Area. Pictures of different parks all over Abu Dhabi. Thursday the 13th of December 2018 in Abu Dhabi. Chris Whiteoak / The National

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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