Cultural festival to host five days of celebrations with fireworks and cultural shows
Dubai cultural festival, Global Village is set to unveil thousands of sculptures of the trademark UAE victory salute to celebrate the country’s upcoming National Day on December 2.
Around 15,000 students from 111 schools across the UAE, hand-made and decorated a total of 3,000 ceramic sculptures of the three-fingered sign of the nation, coined by Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed in 2013.
This year, Global Village is set to celebrate the nation’s 46-year history with five days of musical and cultural performances, including famous Emirati artist Abdullah Bil Khair on Friday December 1, as well as traditional Emirati shows where performers play drums, brass instruments and vocals.
More than 20,000 flags of the UAE will be among the 25,000 flags scattered around the park, while the Parade of the World will entertain guests on December 4 with themed performances representing the different cultural pavilions showcased in the park.
In addition, firework displays and audio visual shows will light up the skies in the colours of the UAE flag from December 1 to 3.
Bader Anwahi, chief operating officer of Global Village said the initiative was designed to promote patriotism in youth.
"Every year, we launch community initiatives that contribute to the development of students' artistic talent and instil the important principles of patriotism," Anwahi said.
"The students have expressed their creativity with 3,000 ceramic sculptures, all of which will be displayed at a special location in the park throughout December 2017."