Activity Flower Bouquet for UAE Golden Jubilee Celebrations
United Arab Emirates National Day celebrations in Al Dhaid.
Muhammad Yusuf, Feature Writer
A majestic parade in Sharjah’s oasis, the city of Al Dhaid, marked the start of the UAE’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which continued through December 1. photos of former rulers held firm.
At the Heritage Village, the celebrations began with the UAE’s national anthem, followed by a speech by Mohammed bin Huwaiden Al Ketbi, chairman of Al Dhaid city council. Moving recitals by Emirati poet Sultan bin Ali, traditional Emirati performances and a performance orchestrated by the military band also accompanied the event.
Participating families brought local crafts and traditional meals to the celebration. Several family competitions were organized and the children returned home with attractive prizes. One of the highlights of the celebrations was the 50th National Achievement Exhibition and a competition for the best idea for a youth project. The town of Al Bataeh, a suburb of Sharjah, began its UAE National Day celebrations on November 28, with an official parade joined by residents of the town, who expressed appreciation for their country.
With the arrival of the procession at the municipal building, lively festivities took place, with folklore shows and other traditional presentations. A performance by Sharjah City Students for Humanitarian Services expressed their love and pride for the UAE. The American University of Sharjah (AUS) celebrated the United Arab Emirates National Day with a series of activities marking the 50th Year.
Organized by the Emirati Cultural Club at AUS, visitors to the event had the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of traditional performances and stroll through the fully decorated AUS Square, to learn about the history and traditions. traditions of the United Arab Emirates. The event included folk dances such as Al Ayalla and Al Harbiya which were performed by Al Fursan Band and a poetry recitation in collaboration with the Sharjah Heritage Foundation. A musical performance by the AUS choir was followed by a piano recital.
Heads of several Sharjah government departments and entities participated in the inauguration of the UAE’s 50th National Day celebrations at Sharjah National Park (SNP), which began on November 29, with the national anthem of the United Arab Emirates. United Arab Emirates. The fun and festivities for families and visitors was kicked off with a song titled “Sultan Al Qoloub” (Sultan of Hearts) praising the achievements of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Council supreme and ruler of Sharjah. A group of shadow theater artists portrayed the history of the UAE’s formation and progress through an orchestrated theatrical performance titled “Sarray Al Khamseen” (Palace of the Fifty).
Quizzes were held for the children, with the winners taking home prizes. The Sharjah Education Council (SEC) pavilion at SNP hosted three activities. The formation of the United Arab Emirates by the founding fathers was planned as part of the first activity, under the theme “My story”. The theme “Play and learn”, the second edutainment activity, improved the general knowledge of children. The last activity, titled “The Vision of the United Arab Emirates”, motivated the children to envision the future of the United Arab Emirates for the next 50 years. A variety of folk and artistic performances by the Al Harbiyah group have brought the cultural heritage of the UAE to life.
In an effort to ensure that residents and citizens of the country have access to all entertaining and educational content, the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) has announced a plan to fully cover the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. Sharjah’s popular English-language radio station Pulse 95 offers a variety of programming focused on the many milestones the UAE has achieved over the past 50 years, while highlighting the nation’s plans for the next 50 years. .
The channel will broadcast a live program from Al Majaz in Sharjah on December 2. The winners will receive attractive prizes. Pulse 95 also posts short video clips from interviews with 50 people of different nationalities residing in the UAE, in which respondents will share personal stories about how their lives and work have transformed from the past to the present, and how they see their future in the UAE.
Sharjah TV broadcasts six informative shows celebrating the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, highlighting achievements in all sectors, including the challenges faced after the nation’s formation, which have been overcome. The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) announced free admission to all of its museums on December 1 and 2, marking the 50th UAE National Day and its successful journey over the past 50 years.
As part of its celebration, SMA will organize an array of entertaining and educational activities, including guided tours in English and Arabic, which will introduce visitors to the rich Emirati heritage and achievements in various fields. Sharjah Media City (Shams) celebrated the UAE’s 50th National Day with a ceremony held at its headquarters with Shams staff and senior officials in attendance on November 30. The event included many events and activities, including the “village” – an exhibit that reflected Emirati heritage and told the story of the Union of Seven Emirates.
Shams joins the celebrations at Sharjah National Park from November 29 to December 3, where a corner dedicated to government entity participations will serve as a platform for many of its educational and entertainment activities. Sheikh Saud bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Director of the Sharjah Digital Office (SDO), said: “The 50th anniversary of the Union marks the milestone achievements of more than half a century which have created an environment conducive to new ambitions. .
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is celebrating 50 years of historic achievements achieved through the formation of the union by hosting a series of activities and events at its historic and heritage sites over three days, from December 2-4. series of cultural and entertainment activities for citizens, residents and visitors to the Emirate at the most important and historical sites of Dubai, including the Etihad Museum, Al Shindagha Museum, Al Fahidi Historic District and the heritage village of Hatta.