- The theme for the celebration is "Together for the Future ", with drone shows, fireworks, Emirates Fountain and laser shows
- Live broadcast for the UAE’s official National Day celebration on various screens around Festival grounds
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Higher Organizing Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Festival revealed the schedule of events and activities for the Festival’s 51st National Day of the UAE celebrations, which include drone shows, a huge fireworks display, the Union Parade (on December 3rd), the Global Civilization Parade, the Emirates Fountain Shows and many other cultural and heritage festivities.
As part of the country's 51st National Day celebrations, the Festival has prepared a line-up of events beginning at 2 pm (instead of the usual 4 pm) until 1:00 am over the course of three days, starting December 1st until the 3rd.
The program combines several cultural and heritage entertainment attractions held in a joyful family-friendly environment that is meant to bring the celebratory spirit into the hearts of the Festival’s visitors coming from different parts of the country, including tourists from around the world who will take part in the 51st National Day of the UAE program.
On December 2nd and 3rd, under the theme "Together for the Future", the Festival skies will light up with state-of-the-art drones that will showcase spectacular art formations, fireworks displays, in addition to the impressive Emirates Fountain and Laser Shows that will illuminate the Al Wathba skies with the colors of the Emirati flag to tunes of Emirati traditional songs.
Visitors of the Festival will have an opportunity to watch the live broadcast of the official UAE 51st National Day celebration on various screens set up around the Festival premises.
On December 4, the Ministry of Interior will hold a military show to celebrate the joyous occasion at the Festival with the mounted team, the motorcycle team, bicycles, sand bikes, police dogs and the GTR patrol.
The Festival pavilions will hold many events and shows to celebrate the national holiday with multiple folkloric performances in celebration of the 51st National Day of the UAE. They will also take part in the Global Civilization Parade, which will roam around the Festival grounds.
Visitors can also explore the wonderful Heritage Village, located at the center of the Festival, which celebrates ancient traditions and culture of the United Arab Emirates by reflecting the UAE's civilization and long history across four different environments: the marine, land, mountain and agricultural environments.
Visitors will have a chance to enjoy various activities that will entertain everyone in the family, such as the Fun Fair City, Children’s Theater, and the Glow and Flower Garden. The theaters of the participating countries’ pavilions will present beautiful artistic shows and render wonderful folkloric songs, with performers from international groups donning their distinct national costumes. Al Forsan International Sports Resort will organize many sporting activities designed to suit visitors of all age groups, such as the mobile archery center, bow and arrow shooting, ax throwing, air shooting and many others.
The Sheikh Zayed Festival is an annual mega event that attracts visitors from across the UAE, the region, and from around the world to a large-scale celebration of cultural heritage through exhilarating events and memorable attractions.
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