The UAE’s 51st National Day is coming up , and naturally celebrations are in full force. While most people are looking at getaways for the super long break, Sharjah has ensured that those who stay back enjoy a range of activities from November 24 to December 3, shedding light on the country’s achievements, history, and heritage.
Sharjah’s Celebration Locations
To ensure inclusivity & for people of all walks of life to participate, Sharjah has announced a host of activities across locations. From November 24 to December 3, the celebrations will be held on Flag Island, Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Sharjah National Park, Maliha Public Park, Al Hisn Island and Al Kharous in Dibba Al Hisn, Khorfakkan Amphitheater, Wadi Al Helo and various areas of Kalba, parks and residential areas in Al Bataeh, various areas of Al Madam, Al Dhaid Fort, and the Heritage Village in Al Hamriyah.
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Opening Ceremony At Sharjah National Park
To kick off the celebrations, there will be a grand opening celebration at Sharjah National Park. There will be 2 main performances that you can’t miss out on:
- A musical performance entitled ‘Sultan of Giving’ about the achievements of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, reflecting the urban, cultural, and environmental development achieved under his rule.
- A performance called ‘New Era’
- Other attractions include a snow village, snow sculpting of national landmarks, and a model of Sharjah landmarks.
In addition to this, there will also be other daily activities from 4.30pm-10pm from November 29 – December 3.
Al Dhaid City
Celebrations at Al Dhaid City include the national march, camel racing, traditional performances, and other cultural events. It will run only from 1st -3rd December. The morning activities will run from 8am to 11am on the first day, while evening activities extend over the three days from 4pm to 10pm.
Mleiha Public Park
On November 24, there will be a national march led by military music, a military band, competitions and various games, prizes, and raffles at Mleiha Public Park. Several segments will be performed with the participation of educational institutions.
In KhorFakkan Amphitheater, a musical evening featuring Eida Al Menhali and Diana Haddad will be held on December 3rd. Along with that, traditional shows and a classical cars show in Souq Sharq on December 2nd.
The celebrations in KhorFakkan will include a national operetta, as well as poetic and artistic performances. Bands from Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will participate in the UAE celebrations, demonstrating the strong ties between the people of Gulf states.