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Abu Dhabi Prepares Widespread Programme For National Day Celebration

  • Abu Dhabi Prepares Widespread Programme For National Day Celebration

Abu Dhabi Prepares Widespread Programme For National Day Celebration

Parades, Fireworks And Concerts Set To Mark 44th Emirate-Wide Extravaganza

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has unveiled strategies to mark this year's December 2nd National Day events with an incredible variety of events across the emirate.

The 44th National Day events will run from November 19th to December 5th, as the nation comes together to commemorate the theme of 'Spirit of the Union' and nationwide identity, with events staged in crucial areas in Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain and in the Western Region.

"On this, the country's 44th National Day, we are proud to collaborate with our partners throughout the emirate to deliver this excellent and diverse program of events," said Faisal Al Sheikh, Director Events Bureau, TCA Abu Dhabi. "It will be as entertaining as it is inclusive and we are confident we will engage everyone within Abu Dhabi with celebratory occasions for locals, residents and visitors alike.".

Consisted of in the 14 days extravaganza, arranged by TCA Abu Dhabi and a host of public, private and community stakeholders, will be a myriad of activities and shows including fantastic fireworks display screens, decorated vehicle parades, athletic and interactive cultural occasions, conventional mythology shows, wonderful musical concerts, art and history exhibits as well as breathtaking Armed Forces displays.

"We are planning to support and strengthen collaborations across the public and economic sectors and all neighborhoods," added Faisal Al Sheikh. "These partnerships will include shopping malls, traveler and recreational facilities, hotels and resorts.".

A succession of National Day performances including a few of the most prominent Emirati, Arab and Arabian Gulf vocalists will run for three nights from December 1st and will happen at the Zayed Heritage Festival in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, and on December 2nd and 3rd at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, on Dec 2nd at Hili Fun City in Al Ain and on Dec 2nd and 3rd in the Western Region at Dalma Island, Al Sila'a and Madinat Zayed, with all concerts beginning at 9pm until midnight.

To complement the programs, a series of fireworks display screens will light up the skies from December 1st to 3rd happening at the Zayed Heritage Festival in Al Wathba Abu Dhabi, at the Corniche Abu Dhabi, and from Dec 2nd until 3rd at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Khor Al Maqta'a-- Abu Dhabi and in the Western Region at Dalma Island, Al Sila'a and Madinat Zayed.

The firework programs will be held at these areas from 9pm to 9:20 pm.

Also for fans of spectacles in the sky, the UAE's Armed Forces will perform magnificent aerial screens-- in conjunction with marine and ground displays-- at Abu Dhabi Corniche on December 1st. On show from 3pm to 6pm, the displays by the Al Fursan Aerobatics group will display the expertise of the country's military, underscoring its capability to defend the nation.

On December 2nd, Yas Marina Circuit, the location for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will host National Day celebrations from 2pm to 6pm, with the main Car Parade - with the public invited to participate with their own embellished vehicles - taking place the next day on Abu Dhabi's home entertainment hub of Yas Island in between 4pm and 11pm. This public celebration invites regional citizens and visitors alike to take part the cavalcade of enjoyable and celebration across the famous island.

The events will culminate with the Official Ceremony, the main focus of the 44th Anniversary occasions programme, which will take place at Zayed Sports City on December 2nd from 4pm to 8pm. The event will feature cultural, musical, artistic and poetic shows to honour the UAE's leaders and the Union. Participation is limited to UAE citizens and citizens with Emiraytes ID, who need to sign up for the totally free event before November 21. Registration can be attained in Abu Dhabi at Marina and Yas Malls, in Al Ain at Al Bawadi Mall, in the Western Region at City Mall and in Dubai at Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. Registration can likewise be completed at Mega Mall in Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, Carrefour Centre in Umm Al Quwain, Al Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah and at City Centre Al Fujairah.

In addition to the event on National Day, other occasions have actually also been organised, with a UAE National Sports Day set for November 25th at venues across the emirate, and two great boat races scheduled, both happening off Heritage Village and Corniche Breakwater.
On December 1st, an Al Bawanish Dhow Race will happen from 12pm to 5pm, and on the following day, conventional 40ft Dhows will participate in a National Day Races from 8am to 5pm.

The UAE capital will likewise have a huge flower exhibit and parade, which will be on program at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) as well as on Abu Dhabi Corniche and public gardens in the city. Forty-four creative floats will represent this 44th National Day, and will include both government and private sector contributions.

The colours of the UAE nationwide flag will likewise be utilized to light up the city's landmarks in red, green, white and black as the events spill out across the city as the sun decreases, with falconry shows, camel and handicrafts exhibitions and Al Ayala reveals likewise set to be held across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region from 10am to 7pm every day.

Free recreation for all the household have actually also been arranged at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Mubazzarah and Hili Fun City in Al Ain, and at Madinat Zayed Main Park in the Western Region in addition to on the Corniche and Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi city, with social video games and competitions involving heritage, athletic and cultural difficulties taking place from 5pm to midnight. Malls and tourist facilities across the emirate will likewise take part the celebrations from November 30th to December 5th, with TCA Abu Dhabi's partners hosting promotional, nationwide and leisure activites consisting of international and regional folklore shows, heritage events as well as raffle draws.

And celebrations will also take place at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, which is presently happening in Al Wathba till December 12th. The Festival will host 44th National Day occasions daily from 5pm to 11pm consisting of horse and camel programs, national operas, exhibits and live folklore efficiencies.
Details of the extensive National Day occasions program can be discovered at abudhabievents.ae.
For more information on the Official National Day registration call 800 86823.