Abu Dhabi, UAE – The UAE 51st National Day Concerts came to a climactic close on Sunday night in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain with a trio of performances that will live long in the memory from three of the region’s most celebrated artists.

Organised by the Department of Culture & Tourism (DCT), an Abu Dhabi performance from Emirati Hamad Al Ameri was complemented with another astounding show in Al Ain featuring Balqees and Fouad Abdelwahed, who both took to the stage at Al Jahili Fort in the Garden City. Swathes of Emiratis and other residents from a variety of nationalities came out in their hordes to see the regional hitmakers, bringing a distinct Khaleeji flavour to the weekend’s closing act.

Emirati singer Al Ameri performed some of his most-loved tracks, putting on a one-hour performance that included favourites such as Allah Attana Khair W Anam, Qalbi Shafouk, and Shiftah. Treating audiences to a special night, it proved a perfect way to round off a memorable weekend.

In Al Ain, inside a venue packed with both families and groups of friends, Fouad Abdelwahed shone with heart-felt renditions of Awsafk Ajab and Yal Baeed, while Balqees, during a much-praised set list, played a string of her classics, including Ward Joury and Hala Jdeeda.

The UAE 51st National Day weekend started with a sold-out performance from Hussain Al Jassmi at Al Hosn on Thursday night, followed by a series of fireworks shows on Friday across the Emirates and culminated with a showcase of the region’s best musical talents last night.


About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi:

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve Abu Dhabi’s wider global ambitions. By working in partnership with the organisations that define the Emirate’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the Emirate’s potential, coordinate effort and investment, deliver innovative solutions, and use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture and tourism industries.

DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the Emirate’s people, heritage and landscape. We work to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of authenticity, innovation, and unparalleled experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thought.

For more information about DCT Abu Dhabi and the destination, please visit tcaabudhabi.ae and visitabudhabi.ae

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