Vox Cinemas will be screening the live extravaganza…

The UAE National Day holiday on December 2 is going to look a little different this year. We’re pressing pause on the giant parades, and skipping the social gatherings – but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun of the 49th UAE National Day celebrations.

Where to watch Seeds of the Union

The main event on December 2 is the live Seeds of the Union show, described as “a moving sculpture surrounded by sea and illuminated by digital visuals portraying themes inspired by the UAE’s history and values.”

The live extravaganza will be screened for free online at uaenationalday.ae, with an expected reach of millions of people here and around the world.

If you’d like to gather with friends and family to watch it, you can book at ticket for exclusive screenings of Seeds of the Union at Vox Cinemas across the UAE, including Yas Mall, Marina Mall and Nation Towers in Abu Dhabi, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, and Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain.

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It’s free to watch at Vox Cinemas, but as seats are limited you will have to book your tickets in advance.

Seeds of the Union has been produced by a team of Emiratis and award-winning artist and designer, Es Devlin, who designed the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Summer Olympics, the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Khalfan Al Mazrouei, member of the organising committee of the Official 49th UAE National Day Celebration said: “The Covid-19 pandemic required us to approach the official 49th UAE National Day celebrations in a new and ambitious way – one that uses digital visual technology to inspire an audience watching from home.”

“The narrative of the show artistically revolves around the growth and transformation of a seed into a shoot and then finally into full bloom, mirroring the journey the UAE has taken in the last 49 years.”

To live stream Seeds of the Union on December 2, or reserve tickets for a Vox Cinema screening, visit: uaenationalday.ae/en/celebration