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UAE 51st National Day Celebrations Across The Cultural Sites

UAE 51st National Day Celebrations Across The Cultural Sites

Join us to celebrate the UAE’s 51st National day across our cultural sites, and enjoy a festive variety of musicals and cultural events in Abu Dhabi.

UAE 51st National Day Concerts

Marking the UAE National Day weekend, the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), is pleased to present the UAE 51st National Day Concerts.

Taking place at Qasr Al Hosn, the symbolic heart of Abu Dhabi, award-winning Singer, Hussain Al Jassmi will perform a slew of his most popular songs on 1 December, 2022. Additionally, renowned singer Hamad Al Ameri will take over to regal audiences with his unique blend of upbeat hits.

Doubling up the festivities, Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain will welcome a double-header concert on 3 December, featuring the artist Balqees and the artist Fouad Abdelwahed.

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Dates: 1 and 3 December, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Place: Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi; Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain
Entry type: Ticketed


Al Hosn Site

UAE National Day Celebrations at Al Hosn

Celebrate the UAE’s 51st National Day at Al Hosn site, with a number of activities taking place at Qasr Al Hosn and House of Artisans, including a Yolah competition, House of Artisans installation, ‘Al Keeran: sound of Talli’ - a live performance by House of Artisans, and much more!

Date: 2 - 4 December, 2022
Time: 5 PM - 10 PM
Place: Al Hosn Site
Entry Type: Free

Manarat Al Saadiyat

7 Baskets: A National Day Market

7 Baskets takes you through a local farmer’s market experience in the Emirates. This National Day event allows visitors to shop unique homegrown products from each Emirate.

Date: 1 - 4 December, 2022
Time: 4 PM - 8 PM
Place: Manarat Al Saadiyat
Entry Type: Free



Louvre Abu Dhabi

Celebrate UAE’s National Day at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Celebrate the UAE’s National Day under the magnetic lights of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome, as you enjoy performances of Emirati artists and an immersive talk led by senior Emiratis that accompanied the Late Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan during his lifetime.

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Date: 1 - 4 December, 2022
Place: Louvre Abu Dhabi
Entry Type: Ticketed



Qasr Al Muwaiji

Story of a Leader

Qasr Al Muwaiji invites you to attend ‘Story of a Leader’ as part of the celebrations for UAE’s 51st National Day. The ambient light show is projected on the walls of Qasr Al Muwaiji and portrays episodes from the life of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. There are two shows taking place every hour.

Date: 1 - 3 December, 2022
Time: 7 PM - 12 AM
Place: Qasr Al Muwaiji
Entry Type: Free


Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa

National Day Celebration at Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa

In celebration of the UAE National Day, join us for an evening of traditional performing art shows, fun family workshops and enjoy a variety of traditional Emirati cuisine.

Date: 1 - 2 December, 2022
Time: 5 PM - 9 PM
Place: Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa
Entry Type: Free



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 the interest of the youth in Emirati heritage.

Date: 2 December, 2022
Time: 3 PM - 5:30 PM
Place: Breakwater, Corniche


Celebrations of the 51st National Day in Heritage Village and Abu Dhabi Theatre

Abu Dhabi Theatre

• Folkloric performance by the club's students
• Documentary video about the beginnings of the Union
• Poetry Matinee



Heritage Village Celebrations

• Traditional Performing Art (Ayyala)
• Military marching band
• National Day Photo Exhibition
• Performance stage for children's events, competitions, and crafts corner
• Folkloric performance by the club's students
• Water walking floating balloon activity

Date: 28 November – 2 December, 2022
Time: 9 AM – 9 PM
Place: Heritage Village and Abu Dhabi Theatre
Entry: Free