Revealed: how the UAE plans to celebrate 47th National Day

'This is Zayed. This is the UAE' celebration event will take place at Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 2
Revealed: how the UAE plans to celebrate 47th National Day
The National Day celebration will commemorate the progression of the UAE, enabled 47 years ago by the vision and foresight of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
By Sam Bridge
Wed 10 Oct 2018 02:24 PM

The official 47th UAE National Day celebration – named This is Zayed. This is the UAE – will take place at Zayed Sports City Stadium on December 2, the Supreme Organising Committee announced on Wednesday.

For one night only, over 22,000 spectators will get to be part of this historic celebration, which will include a show that will take spectators through an immersive experience of live performances and digital art, state news agency WAM reported.

This is Zayed. This is the UAE will feature a variety of visual light effects, performances, inspirational readings and futuristic visual art, it said.

WAM added that the celebration, which coincides with year of Year of Zayed, will commemorate the progression of the UAE, enabled 47 years ago by the vision and foresight of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The experience is the culmination of a year-long expression of love and appreciation to the UAE’s founding father’s wisdom, respect and deep devotion to human development.

A representative from the organising committee of the Official 47th UAE National Day Celebration, said: "The celebration this year will be an unmissable showcase of the UAE’s rich cultural heritage, its diverse present and its exciting future.

"The celebration also falls in the ‘Year of Zayed’, a year in which we rejoice in 100 years of the legacy of Sheikh Zayed."

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