More details announced for the UAE’s 48th National Day celebration in Abu Dhabi

Here’s what you can expect from the massive event

More details announced for the UAE’s 48th National Day celebration in Abu Dhabi

The UAE's National Day is just around the corner and the official celebration will once again be held in Abu Dhabi.

On December 2, Legacy of Our Ancestors, the official UAE 48th National Day celebration, will be held at Zayed Sports City.

The multimedia event will feature immersive stories from the UAE’s past that use amazing effects, sounds and visuals to bring the tales to life on stage.

A series of live performances will also take place at the event to celebrate the achievements of the UAE since its unification in 1971.

As part of the celebrations, more than 80 musicians from around the world including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have collaborated to create the score for the event.

A team of eight international composers worked together to capture the spirit of celebration that will provide the soundtrack to the event that will feature a number of traditional Emirati instruments and musical styles.

The spectacle will take place inside Zayed Sports City Stadium where a 10,000 square metre stage, 2,500 LED lights and 22 huge screens will create a unique audio and visual experience.

“Music is a key component of any theatrical production and the original score for Legacy of Our Ancestors will elevate the overall impact and beauty of the production,” said Saeed Al Suwaidi, from the Organising Committee.

“The UAE is a harmonious and tolerant home to hundreds of nationalities and cultures, which has influenced the composition of the original score.

“The soundtrack will be rooted in the Emirates, with contributions by some of the world’s leading composers and musicians.

“This will be an unprecedented audio-visual experience for a UAE National Day celebration, and it is an honour to work with distinguished names and world-class music professionals to create something special that will leave long in the memory.”

Tickets for the event are already on sale and start from Dhs60.
Dhs60. Dec 2, 4pm. Zayed Sports City Stadium, Zayed Sports City

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