Royals and residents gather at Zayed Sport City Stadium on December 2.
Brace for a bigger, grander spectacle in Monday’s 48th UAE National Day event – set to be held at the largest, most complex stage ever built for the occasion, organisers have said.
Themed ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’, the never-before-seen theatrical show on December 2 will shine the light on Emirati traditions, values, heritage, and culture that have guided the UAE to become the world leader that it is today.
“Legacy of Our Ancestors is a show that embodies the heritage of our forefathers as a beacon to usher the way for future generations. It also represents a unique architectural marvel, given its construction by experienced artisans from across three continents. Together, these elements have helped to produce a first-of-its-kind National Day celebration,” said Saeed Al Suwaidi, representative of the organising committee of the Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration.
The committee has teamed up with a large group of designers and production experts of 65 nationalities to transform Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium into the perfect setting for the UAE’s inspiring story of unity, victory, and national pride.
Using cutting-edge visual and audio technology, Legacy of Our Ancestors will take the audience on an extraordinary journey, as performers portray rich stories that have been passed down from one generation to another.
Suwaidi said the spectacle will feature record numbers in terms of logistics and technical equipment.
“We have constructed a stage that occupies an area of 10,000sqm – equivalent to the size of eight Olympic pools – in record time of less than 23 weeks.
“The stage is equipped with 22 HD screens rising 12 metres high, weighing a total of 37 tonnes, which will produce the visuals assisted by 2,500 LED units and 1,000 light fixtures,” he said.
“This vast network of visual equipment required 60km of cabling to ensure that all units are synced to produce stunning imagery and videos. The staging also required more than three kilometres of blackout fabric for the gigantic backdrop.”
Tickets for the event have been sold out, according to a tweet by the organisers.
Mark your calendar
What: Legacy of Our Ancestors, the official 48th UAE National Day Celebration
Where: Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi
When: December 2, 2019
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