Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid during an event. File
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee announced the official celebration of the 50th National Day will be held on Dec.2 in the Hatta region.
A theatrical performance entitled "A Journey Through the History of the Nation" will be presented.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, affirmed that the celebrations of the 50th National Day of the UAE will kick off from the city of Hatta, adding that it is a representation of the UAE’s culture and identity.
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted on Friday: "The National Day celebrations... a representation of our culture and identity from all around of our country."
Sheikh Mohammed also said, in a video clip on his Instagram account, under the hashtag “Flashes Of Thought”, “The sixth of August, 1966 was not an ordinary day in our region. It is of a great importance.. On that day, the United Arab Emirates was founded. The father, Sheikh Zayed was in power in Abu Dhabi… This means the beginning of a new dawn and a new reality, and perhaps his ruling of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi was one of the biggest turning points in the history of the region. Without Sheikh Zayed, there would be no UAE
People around the UAE will be able to watch the show live on December 2nd at 5:30pm on the UAE National Day official website and on all local TV channels. The spectacular theatrical show will take viewers on a journey through the land's history and is open to the public, starting from the 4th until the 12th of December.
Equidistant from all the seven emirates, Hatta is a remarkable historical locale and a vibrant and exciting tourist destination. The city boasts breathtaking natural wonders and a scenic landscape featuring dams, lakes and valleys dotted with historical monuments.
The area witnessed several development projects in recent years and six new ones this year alone. Earlier last month, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, revealed a comprehensive development plan in Hatta, which includes the construction of a beach and a new lake, and transport systems for the mountain slopes - a funicular and the longest mountain walk in the Emirates. The projects were unveiled as part of a 20-year Hatta Master Development Plan.
The 3000-year-old town is a strategic centre that was once a trading route and a crossing for caravans and travellers connecting people from all around. Hatta represents part of the rich history of the UAE and the story of its people, serving as an optimal location for a show set against a captivating natural canvas.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid with other dignitaries during his visit to Hatta.
Shaikha Al Ketbi, Head of Creative Strategy of the Year of the 50th commented, "The Official 50th UAE National Day celebration will feature a spectacular show highlighting the deep connections between people, nature and technology.
Staged in Hatta Dam and surrounded by the Hajar mountains, 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.
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."
Earlier last month, celebrations of the National Day kicked off 50 days before the UAE National Day to mark the country’s Golden Jubilee milestone. The Official 50th National Day celebration will take place on December 2, and continue until December 12. Tickets for the shows running from December 4 until December 12 are now live on www.UAENationalDay.ae.
Limited tickets are now live on www.UAENationalDay.ae.
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