A full moon shone UAE National Day
A full moon shone proud over the Emirates on the night they were united. On the night of December 2, 2019, at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, stories about the long-held values of the Founding Fathers of the UAE will be told in an epic show. Image Credit: Screengrab

Abu Dhabi: Get ready for an epic production.

Stories about courage and pride. About people who are resilient and resourceful, honourable and devoted, united and full of faith.

Tonight, the official 48th UAE National Day Celebrations will be held on December 2 under the gracious patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The celebrations, centred around a spectacular theatrical production titled "Legacy of Our Ancestors", will highlight long-held values of the UAE with stories told under the light of the moon.

Legacy of Our Ancestors
The LEGACY OF OUR ANCESTORS epic show will be held at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The Organising Committee of the Official UAE National Day confirmed that the preparations for the celebration have been completed.

The show will be staged on a scale not previously seen in the UAE with more than 5,000 experts from 70 countries coming together to shape this unmissable production.

The show will take the audience on a vivid journey of the UAE's heritage through a series of stories that highlight values of courage, determination, generosity, and tolerance, which have been long embedded in the UAE's national and social fabric and have been passed down through generations.

Legacy of Our Ancestors
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The epic scale of this production has been brought to life by the efforts of many dedicated individuals coming from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

It's a true reflection of co-existence and tolerance which are key components of the UAE's social inclusion, with more than 200 nationalities living in harmony.

Showing the generous and welcoming Emirati identity, this year's celebration will welcome 20,000 attendees, both citizens and residents, who will together express their love and pride for the UAE.


Category 1: Dh60 (Virgin Megastore outlets across the UAE)

Reserved seating in Category 1

Groups of 4 or more: AED 50 per ticket

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