Morocco opens its doors in Abu Dhabi for the third year

provides opportunity to learn about its heritage and culture

  • “Morocco in Abu Dhabi 2018” to take place from March 6th to 19th at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
  • Daily program filled with musical, artistic, fashion and live cooking performances
  • Heritage museum showcasing unique and rare display pieces
  • Traditional handicrafts telling ancient stories crowning the Arab-Islamic heritage
  • Musical concert on March 8th-9th at Abu Dhabi Corniche

Abu Dhabi, February 28, 2018 – The UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, is hosting “Morocco in Abu Dhabi 2018” from March 6th to 19th at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), to strengthen the historical ties between the UAE and the Kingdom of Morocco.

Morocco in Abu Dhabi 2018 offers visitors a great opportunity to explore Morocco’s rich cultural heritage in architecture, music, art, and cuisine, in addition to customs, traditions, fashion and a Moroccan Heritage Museum, all presented in a sensational and elegant manner to delight the senses.

Innovative and Creative Youth

This year’s event celebrates innovative and creative youths, adding to the platform a flair of evolution and modernity reflecting the creative minds and worlds of the younger generation: the Design and Youth Gallery is inspired by traditional architecture as a place of artistic expression.


The event will celebrate the best of Islamic architectural art which has progressed in Morocco more than anywhere else in the Arab world. Morocco has preserved a rich and artistic heritage and maintained its position as the primary hub of Andalusian architecture, one of the main components of Islamic art for more than six centuries.


Moroccan music will entertain visitors to “Morocco in Abu Dhabi” with traditional, spiritual, and tribal Moroccan rhythms under one roof. Kaleidoscope and Mosaic artistic materials will decorate the event’s corridors, and artists will showcase their talents as musicians and as hosts in a generous and hospitable atmosphere.

Traditional Handicraft

For traditional industry enthusiasts, “Morocco in Abu Dhabi” will offer the chance to explore and discover the skilled genius and gifted talents of Moroccan craftsmanship across many handicrafts and traditional artisanal expertise, translating ancient heritage, Arabic Islamic legacy and Amazigh influences, and will include engravings on wood sculpture, marble, copper and ceramics, saddle making, carpet and jewellery design, Moroccan embroidery and calligraphy, as well as the famous amlou cuisine and henna.


Fashion enthusiasts will be able to witness the distinctive ceremonial rituals of women at Moroccan weddings, where traditional fashions will shape and show the personalities of all the ladies in attendance.


Gourmet connoisseurs can indulge themselves in a refined blend of flavours and culinary conceptions presented by renowned Moroccan chefs.

The Museum

For lovers of history and archaeology, the Museum of Moroccan Heritage will present history and antiquities lovers with unique display pieces, reflecting Morocco’s rich history and civilization, deeply rooted in Arabic history and embodying the heritage of the many civilizations and migrations that crossed its land throughout history.

Musical Concert

During “Morocco in Abu Dhabi”, Moroccan artists will enchant the audience with the antiquity of the past and the authenticity of the present through a two-day concert to be held on March 8th and 9th on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, presenting Asmaa Lamnaouar, Hatem Amor, Abderahim Souirii, Saida Charaf, Salma Rashid, Raisa Tahehit, Batoul Marouani, Maalem Bakbou and Tarik and Youssef Fife Stars, to name a few, highlighting the special characteristics of Moroccan music blending the country’s history and original heritage.

Daily Program

The event will include a variety of traditional musical performances and special activities that will enrich the audience’s senses with the authenticity of Moroccan music, with a new performance every half-hour highlighting the rich Moroccan traditions; from Chefchaouen cultures, Moroccan rhymes, Al Hassani songs, Al Qudra dance, the Malhoun Art, the Raisa Tahihit Show and her Amazigh band, ending with the Desert Show and the groups’ final performance.

“Morocco in Abu Dhabi” is open to the general public from 7th to 19th March 2018 between 3:00pm and 9:00pm, and this year’s edition is a magnificent continuation of the previous two years’ tremendous successes, attracting a wide audience from UAE nationals and residents.

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