In celebration of its many accomplishments within the last half-century, the UAE will officially celebrate this year’s national day through a theatrical show staged in Hatta, Dubai. The show will air on the UAE National Day official website and all local TV channels on December 2 at 5:30 pm, and will take viewers on a storytelling journey of the country’s history. Opening to the public on December 4 until December 9, the experience can be watched live or online. Buy tickets to the show here.
In a setting equidistant from all seven Emirates, the celebration will highlight the deep connections between people, technology, and nature, with the pride and glory of Hatta’s natural attractions like lakes, mountains, and dams embroidered with historical narratives. “The floating theatrical experience will take viewers on a journey through the land’s history in the lead up to the inception of the union and across the 50 years that followed,” said Shaikha Al Ketbi, Head of Creative Strategy of the Year of the 50th.
The area has been experiencing recent developmental strategies, which will help enrich its deep-rooted heritage as a trading hub that once connected people from all around. Set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, The 20-year Hatta Master Development Plan revealed a new lake and transport systems for the mountain slopes. “Through unparalleled creative and artistic storytelling, the show will also shed light on the achievements of today and offer a unique glimpse into the promising future that awaits everyone who calls the UAE home,” added Al Ketbi.
With celebrations kicking off 50 days before the golden jubilee celebrations, this year will commemorate the UAE’s journey of the last 50 years, and highlight its aspiration for what lies ahead in the next 50 years. The Golden Jubilee committee, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, with Her Highness Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed as Vice-Chair, is responsible for mapping the country’s special celebrations. It is also in charge of executing a diverse agenda that covers changes and progress in social, economic, and development policies for generations to come.