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UAE to celebrate its 50th National Day at Hatta

The nation’s Golden Jubilee
The official ceremony marks the 50th UAE National Day...

The UAE is gearing up to celebrate its 50th National Day and given that it’s the nation’s Golden Jubilee, you can expect the see spectacular festivities across the country. Whilst a special four-day weekend will mark the beginning of the festivities, the main celebrations will be kicking off in Hatta on December 2, at 5:30pm – and you know it’ll be an affair unlike any other. 

The commemoration will be set at the Hatta Dam, where you’ll be surrounded by the scenic Hajar mountains whilst witnessing an incredible theatrical show broadcast on all local TV channels and the UAE National Day official website, so even if you’re unable to make it, everyone around the emirates can enjoy it and be a part of the celebrations.

Hatta was chosen for the official Golden Jubilee celebrations as is equidistant from all seven emirates and combines a striking landscape and rich history. The celebratory show will take viewers on a fascinating journey through the land’s history, present and future through creative storytelling, making it an ideal spot to mark the UAE’s Golden Jubilee.

“The Official 50th UAE National Day celebration will feature a spectacular show highlighting the deep connections between people, nature and technology,” explains Shaikha Al Ketbi, head of creative strategy of the Year of the 50th. “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.”

The event will be open to the public for nine days, starting from December 4 to 12. Tickets for the event are available for purchase here.