A1: The National Festival of Tolerance is a series of
events, activities and initiatives to celebrate the diversity that
characterises the UAE. The National Festival of Tolerance comprises six
diverse, complementary and rich elements:
A3: The headquarters for the Festival are in Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi and everyone is welcome to attend the program of activities that will open from 5pm until 10pm each night. In addition, there are some other activities that are open to the public such as the Tolerance Impressions event on Tolerance Bridge in Dubai, as well as the Tolerance Cricket Cup, with matches played at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi every Thursday and Friday, until the finals on 16 November.
A4: Most festival activities are free, while some are by invitation only.
A5: Because 2018 is the Year of Zayed, the Festival will focus on how the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan emphasised the importance of tolerance in building the open, safe, secure country that the UAE has become.
A6: The Festival commences with a wonderful series of activities including a Guinness Book World Record attempt on Friday 9 November in Umm Al Emarat Park. The Festival concludes on Friday 16 November at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium with the crowning of the champion team from the Tolerance Cricket Cup.
A7: It is a
unique tournament between cricketers from different Workers’ camps and
Operatives’ villages located across the UAE. The Tolerance Cricket Cup
comprises 16 teams made up of players from more than 20 nations.
A8: The Forums are a series of several different serious conversations on a range of themes including youth issues, the role of the family, community challenges, tolerance research, and how to promote tolerance internationally. Participation at each Forum is strictly by invitation only.