To celebrate the woman known as the Mother of the United Arab Emirates, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Intel created a special drone light show that saluted her passion: the empowerment of all women. On the opening night of the third annual Mother of the Nation Festival, beautiful and bright animations of women and girls, doves, palm trees, and other inspirational images filled the night sky over the water in Abu Dhabi.
Organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, the 10-day event featured performances, activities, food, live music, fireworks, and displays celebrating the accomplishments of the wife of the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Among her many achievements is her dedication to supporting women’s rights including access and opportunities to education and jobs. A mother to eight children, Her Highness is dedicated to children and youth’s rights and development. She is also the supreme chairperson of the Family Development Foundation and significantly contributed to the foundation of the country’s first women’s organization in 1976.
The festival took place on Abu Dhabi’s new beachfront development called A’l Bahar Corniche. Just like Her Highness, festival organizers sought to achieve an interactive, inclusive, and supportive environment for all families and individuals.