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50TH NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS IN THE CULTURAL SITES

50TH NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS IN THE CULTURAL SITES

Qasr Al Hosn


National Consultative Council Film Projection

As part of Al Hosn festival celebrations of the UAE's Golden Jubilee, Qasr Al Hosn, one of Abu Dhabi's oldest historical sites from the 1700s and home to the Al Nahyan family, will invite members of the National Consultative Council for a reunion. Those members will enter the National Consultative Council and sit where their fathers or grandfathers once sat and relive the beginnings of the National Consultative Council.

After the discussion session, the Majlis setup will be opened to the public to hear the talks that the National Consultative Council members will present.

Date & Time: November 25, 2021 until December 4, 2021 4PM - 10PM
Tickets : Included in Al Hosn Festival entry ticket
Event Location: Infront of the National Consultative Council in Al Hosn
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Hamad Al Ameri Concert Festival Arena

As a part of Al Hosn Festival Celebrations of the UAE's Golden Jubilee, Qasr Al Hosn will host a concert for Hamad Al Ameri on December 2 to celebrate the National Day.

Date & Time: December 2
Tickets : Included in Al Hosn Festival entry ticket
Event Location: Al Hosn Festival

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An Experience with The Host

As part of Al Hosn Festival celebrations of the UAE's Golden Jubilee, an exciting experience awaits the visitors within which the first 50 customers who find the hidden café and order a cup of coffee will receive a pleasant surprise. The customers will be served their coffee in a limited and exclusive customized porcelain cup, adorned with artwork by an Emirati artist inspired by the 50 years of the UAE. The customers will also get to keep their coffee cups with compliments.

Date & Time : December 2, 2021 4PM - 11PM
Tickets : Included in Al Hosn Festival entry ticket
Event Location: Qasr Al Hosn
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Cultural Foundation


A JOURNEY FROM ABU DHABI ALONG THE SILK ROAD BY CARACALLA DANCE THEATRE

"The Caracalla Dance Theatre returns to the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation to present its latest spectacular dance musical drama, A Journey from Abu Dhabi along the Silk Road, as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates.

Through the sands of time, the extraordinary legends of the Silk Road inspired artists across the centuries. The Silk Road was the communication highway of the ancient world and brought together people of diverse cultures, paving the way for a new era of tolerance and human development, a new dialogue of civilization.

This production features a star cast of renowned singers and actors, reputed guest dance companies from China, India, and a local Emirati heritage company. With an outstanding set design complemented by a dynamic virtual scenography, lavish costumes bursting in colors and embroideries and an original music score."

Date & Time: December 3-5, 2021 8PM
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Event Location: Cultural Foundation
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app
Negative PCR test result within 96 hours

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Al Mujamma exhibition

"Experience and explore 50 years of history in the UAE on the momentous occasion of the UAE's Golden Jubilee.

Al Mujamma is an interactive archival exhibition that narrates the story of Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi from its conceptualization by the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and establishment in 1973 to its closure in 2009 and its reopening in 2018. The building is regarded as one of the most prominent modern heritage buildings exemplifying postmodern architecture in the UAE. The exhibition is open to the public to attend for free.

Al Mujamma was a widely known term frequently used by the residents of Abu Dhabi to refer to the Cultural Foundation. It is an all-encompassing term of endearment and belonging that refers to a center that brings together all facets of culture in one place.
The exhibition narrates the building’s memories within a multimedia curated selection of objects, images, and videos that highlight the importance of the foundation as a cultural center in the region and the social impact on the residents of Abu Dhabi.

The exhibition also shares the cultural experiences that were available to the community in its entirety, such as the National Library, the theatre, the fine arts, and important public events."

Date & Time: October 20, 2021 - February 15, 2022
Sat - Thur: 10 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 2 PM - 7 PM
Tickets : Free
Event Location: Cultural Foundation, first floor
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Art Installations

"The UAE celebrates 50 years of unity and the proud Emirati culture and creativity.

Enjoy viewing art installations by artists Mahmoud Al Ramahi, Jalal Luqman, and Azza Al Qubaisi, commissioned by Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi.
Through the prism of the artists’ own experiences and memories at the institution, the commissioned artworks explore the role it played as the heart of the UAE's cultural community and celebrate's the UAE's legacy as a platform for open dialogue and artistic experimentation."

Date & Time: October 20, 2021 - February 15, 2022 Sat - Thur: 10AM - 7PM Friday: 2PM - 7PM
Tickets : Free
Event Location: Cultural Foundation, outdoors
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Films Showcasing Pioneering Emirati Artists

In light of the UAE's Golden Jubilee celebrations, Culture Foundation presents to you a film initiative showcasing pioneering Emirati artists in their homes, studios, and other places where they feel most inspired, to speak about their experience from their childhood, the neighborhoods they grew up into their first-ever exhibition.

Date & Time: October 20, 2021 - February 15, 2022 Sat - Thur: 10AM - 7PM Friday: 2PM - 7PM
Tickets : Free
Event Location: Cultural Foundation, first floor
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Experience Mars exhibition

"One of the most recent and greatest being landing on Mars earlier this year. This is why we are excited to present you with and invite you to "Experience Mars". Experience Mars offers innovative methods to engage with knowledge, stimulate creativity and inspire the young generation to aspire beyond the stars. The immersive escapade is rich with interactive technologies and tactile adventures. Experience Mars will celebrate the United Arab Emirates’ space programme and achievements.

Visitors can embark on a mission that will take them from earth, through space, to the surface of Mars, with plenty of activities to do along the way. This immersive space is a stimulant of the imagination combined with learning, fun, and innovation.
Step inside, fasten your seatbelt, and prepare for liftoff to Mars during the UAE's Golden Jubilee."

Date & Time: October 20, 2021 - February 15, 2022 Sat - Thur: 10AM - 7PM Friday: 2PM - 7PM
Tickets : Free
Event Location: Cultural Foundation, ground floor
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Borealis Northern Lights by Dan Acher

"In light of the UAE's Golden Jubilee celebrations, Culture Foundation presents to you “Borealis Northern Lights by Dan Acher” This mesmerising work of art brings the experience of the Northern Lights to cities around the world.
High-power laser beams travel through particle clouds to create the illusion. Variations in movement, colour, and density, together with changing weather conditions, give infinite variations. The unique aurora created is produced by Happy City Lab and is accompanied by music from OXSA.
Borealis is about our ancestral communion with nature and our more recent compulsion to control it. It is about inspiring shared emotions in the centre of a city by creating something magical — something that shouldn’t naturally be there. Acher uses the city as a playground where strangers connect. ."

Date & Time: December 1st-3rd, 2021 7:00PM-11:00PM
Tickets : Included in Al Hosn Festival entry ticket
Event Location: Al Hosn Site
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Louvre Abu Dhabi


Retro Blast

High-power laser beams travel through particle clouds to create the illusion. Variations in movement, colour, and density, together with changing weather conditions, give infinite variations. The unique aurora created is produced by Happy City Lab and is accompanied by music from OXSA.

Date & Time: December 2-3, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30PM | Children and Family
7:00PM – 8:00PM | 15+
8:30PM – 10:00PM | 15+
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150 AED full price
120 AED (members’ reduced price)
Event Location: Louvre Abu Dhabi, under the Dome
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Manarat Al Saadiyat


Immersive Art Installations

Borealis is about our ancestral communion with nature and our more recent compulsion to control it. It is about inspiring shared emotions in the centre of a city by creating something magical — something that shouldn’t naturally be there. Acher uses the city as a playground where strangers connect.

Date & Time: November 29, 2021 - December 4, 2021 10AM - 8PM
Tickets : Free
Event Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Drop-in Art Workshops

"Exclusively for the UAE's 50th National Day Manarat Al Saadiyat is offering a variety of workshops during the National Day weekend. Participants from different age groups can create their own artwork inspired by the UAE theme & traditional patterns design

Adults Drop-ins:

1-Polymer Clay badges:
Create your very own UAE inspired badges, using polymer Clay and celebrate the national day with us!
2- UAE inspired Keychains:
Create a keychain using Fabric, felt & multiple materials to bring back the nostalgia of UAE.

3- printing on postcards & tote bags:
Inspired by the UAE theme & traditional patterns, design your own postcard to share with your friends or even print on bags to commemorate the 50 years of the union of the Emirates.

Juniors Drop-ins:

1-3D Scenery
Cut out papers & patterns to create layers of the UAE landscape and scenery, take a trip back in time and imagine how the UAE used to look like and how it looks like today to inspire your work.

2-Jigsaw print
Recreate the cityscape of the Emirates and utilize the painting tools to assist you in creating multiple printmaking prints of your creation and assemble them in various ways.

Children Drop-ins:

1-Photo Booth
take a photo with our Emirate inspired accessories and add your very own touch on the frame of your photo.

2- Gahwa painting:
Paint and draw using the UAE traditional drink "gahwa" coffe to create your masterpiece.

3-imprints of the UAE.

With UAE stamps, children are encouraged to use the simple techniques of rubbings to assist them in showcasing an artwork inspired by the UAE national day festivities."

Date & Time: November 29, 2021 - December 4, 2021 10AM - 8PM
Tickets : Adult: 50 AED
Juniors and Children: 30 AED
Adults: 13+ years old
Juniors: 6-12 years old
Children: 3-5 years old
Event Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat - Art Studio
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa


National Day Celebrations at Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa

"Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the union of the Emirates by lighting the whole house with the same colorful lights that have been used in the past, For National Occasions and Weddings.
The visitors will also explore one of Shaikh Zayed's classic cars. This car will be provided with speakers that will let the audience listen to shaikh Zayed’s speeches and poems. More activities as part of the celebrations will include screenings of UAE archive visuals like Schools opening, Local housing, Camel raises, Tv concert..etc."

Date & Time: December 2-3, 2021 5PM - 9PM
Tickets : Free
Event Location: Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Al Jahili Fort


National Day Celebrations at Al Jahili Fort

"Al Jahili Fort will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the union of the Emirates by many different activities across the fort.

Art Zone: this area is specially designed for traditional performances like: Razfa, Aazi, Ayala, Mankous, Singing on Rababa, in which the audience will enjoy & learn about the different performances of the UAE

Emirati cuisine Zone: visitors will enjoy the Emirati dishes with a group of Emirati chefs and Emirati food entrepreneurs who share different tastes

Creative artists Zone: A Bazar space for creative artists who showcases their creative artistic products inspired by the Emirati culture

Education Zone: Our little visitors will enjoy different activities by their hands and try to work on arts and crafts about UAE

The fort will host as well an Emirati DJ to curate and arrange a collection of songs from 1971 tell today through an internal musical radio only for Emirati songs."

Date & Time: December 2-3, 2021 5PM - 10PM
Tickets : Free
Event Location: Al Jahili Fort
Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

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Qasr Al Muwaiji


National Day Concert: Year of the Fiftieth

"Qasr Al Muwaiji celebrates the 50th National Day with a concert celebrating the Emirati song, which has a unique style and taste that extends from a rich heritage. Different groups of talents shed light on the songs of their country and its creative makers, poets, composers, and musicians.
This concert is considered essential in the program of the celebrations in which it showcases the connection of Emirati songs between generations. "

Date & Time: December 1, 2021 8PM - 11PM
Tickets : Free
Event Location: Qasr Al Muwaiji

 

Emirates Heritage Club


National Day Heritage Rowing Race

The National Day Traditional Rowing Race (40-foot category) is considered among the main events that the Emirates Heritage Club has organized regularly since its establishment. These races represent a culture that the United Arab Emirates excelled in and contributed to its dissemination in several countries. Moreover, the large scale participation of young sailors in the annual race is a clear indication of the Club's success in attracting youth interest in the Emirati heritage

Date & Time: December 1, 2021 3PM - 5PM
Tickets : Free
Event Location: Abu Dhabi Corniche

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