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Splendid shows across Sharjah to mark UAE’s 50th National Day


Kalba, Al Bataeh and Wadi Al Helo are all set to celebrate UAE’s Golden Jubilee with traditional zeal.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Commemorating the UAE’s remarkable 50-year journey, the Sharjah National Day Celebrations Committee is organising an array of spectacular shows and activities in Kalba, Al Bataeh, and Wadi Al Helo, on November 26, 28, and 29.

Catering to all age groups and nationalities, the celebrations will include a classic car parade, falconry and heritage shows, as well as folk and artistic performances that will not only celebrate 50 years of the UAE’s progress but also showcase the rich heritage and culture of Sharjah to visitors.

A spectacular fireworks display will light up the sky across Kalba on November 26, to the accompaniment of select national songs. The celebrations will begin at 4:00 pm with the staging of a National Operetta. A classic car and bike parade will entertain motoring buffs across the city. Kalba will also host several folk shows and the much-anticipated concert by popular Emirati singer, Faisal Al Jasim.

On November 28, Al Bataeh will host an array of cultural activities, staging Emirati heritage shows presented by Almtaff Association from 9-11 am, in addition to the 50th-anniversary parade. Visitors will get the opportunity of learning about the UAE’s glorious history by exploring the popular artefacts being exhibited in pavilions.

Wadi Al Helo’s National Day celebrations will begin with the popular Dibba Al Harbiya band’s performance on November 29, from 4-5 pm. Visitors will also gain insights into falconry from experts and watch the falcons that the Emiratis use in hunting up close, in addition to workshops and exhibitions about falcons that highlight their importance in UAE’s national heritage.

The committee is organising the 50th National Day celebrations in all cities across the Emirate of Sharjah including Khorfakkan, Al Madam, Dibba Al Hisn, Al Hamriyah, Kalba, and Al Dhaid, as well as other key cultural and national destinations.

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