The countdown is on…

There are just 24 days until The UAE celebrates its 50th anniversary on December 2, 2021. The country will come together for a series of special Golden Jubilee events, the highlight of which will take place in Hatta.

The official 50th UAE National Day Celebration will include a spectacular theatrical show which aims to take viewers on a historical journey of the last half a century. The event will be open to the public for nine days from December 4 to 12, as well as live-streamed online so everyone has the chance to see it.

Tune into the official National Day website, or your local TV station to see the show live on December 2 at 5.30pm. You can also buy tickets online to be there in person, priced at Dhs300 on

Hatta was chosen as the official location for the celebrations due to its equal distance from all seven emirates. The destination is favoured for its naturally scenic landscape which includes mountains, dams, lakes and valleys.

A 20-year Hatta Master Development Plan was recently unveiled which highlights significant attractions set to further expand the city as a tourist destination. These include the construction of a new beach and lake, and cable cars which will travel up and down the mountain slopes.

“The floating theatrical experience will take viewers on a journey through the land’s history in the lead up to the inception of the union and across the 50 years that followed,” said Shaikha Al Ketbi, Head of Creative Strategy of the Year of the 50th.

“Through unparalleled creative and artistic storytelling, the show will also shed light on the achievements of today and offer a unique glimpse into the promising future that awaits everyone who calls the UAE home,” she continued.

Official 50th National Day celebrations, Hatta, Dubai, December 2 to 12, online free, tickets Dhs300.

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