Break out the UAE flags; the upcoming 2021 National Day celebration in Sharjah is set up to be something very special! The 10-day cultural festival will also mark the 50 years since the nation’s founding in 1971. From 23rd November to 3rd December, you can expect to see spectacular fireworks shows and amazing concerts in honour of the UAE’s Year of the 50th.
All About National Day Celebrations in Sharjah
The itinerary for National Day celebrations in Sharjah has festivities taking place all across the emirate. All age groups, ethnicities and nationalities will be catered to during the celebrations, which will include an extensive range of entertainment and cultural events.
Mesmerising firework displays will light up the sky almost every night and some of the most popular Emirati singers are confirmed to grace the stage at spectacular concerts. Many key cultural and tourist destinations in Sharjah will act as the prestigious venues for the celebrations.
Ready for the party? Let’s take a detailed look.
Emirati Music and Dance
A vast variety of events, including Emirati music, dance performances and parades, will take place in Khorfakkan on 23rd November — when the festivities commence for UAE National Day celebration in Sharjah.
During the performances, the audience might spot a hot air balloon depicting the image of UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, soaring high in the sky! Live music concerts, acrobatic displays and theatrical performances are also part of the dazzling line-up for guests.
25th November will see a national march starting from the heart of the city and heading all the way to the UAE flagpole on Al Hisn Island. The golden jubilee celebrations will continue with an opera concert in this eastern town of the emirate. One of the most prominent participants is Omani vocalist Abdullah Al Wasmi.
Family Fun Activities
Sharjah National Park will be the place to be from 29th November to 3rd December. Games, fun entertainment and traditional delicacies will be available to delight the crowds.
With over 20 activities scheduled, the audience can take part in sightseeing tours, folk dance performances, contests and lucky draws, as well as traditional cuisine and games.
Concert with Emirati Artists
Two amazing concerts will celebrate Emirati music and artists. On 1st December at Khorfakkan Amphitheatre, Balqees, Hussain Al Jassmi and Fayez Al Saeed will light up the stage in a joint concert.
On 3rd December at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Faisal Al Jasim, Mohammed Al Menhali and Almas will follow-up with another spectacular performance.
Classic Car and Bike Show
The 50th UAE National Day celebration in Sharjah will continue on 26th November, when Kalba Corniche Park will host a unique classic car and bikes event.
There will be a variety of vehicles at the exhibit which will conclude with an epic fireworks display.
Poetry and Music Night
If you happen to be in Al Madam City on 25th November, don’t forget to catch Al Madam’s poetry and music show. The poetry sessions and the musical shows will be hosted by distinguished Arabic artists and poets.
Want to be part of the experience? Here’s your chance. The audience members can participate in the ‘best video clip about Al Madam’ competition and win amazing prizes.
The ancient hamlet of Al Hamriyah will bring Emirati maritime tradition to life on 25th November as part of the National Day celebration cultural feast. From educational seminars to musical performances and ‘Nabati’ poetry sessions, there is so much to look forward to.
Traditional Music and Poetry
In Al Dhaid City, from 29th November to 1st December, poets from the Emirati and classical Arabic traditions will perform traditional musical performances to celebrate the beauty of Arabic poetry.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the celebrations last?
The cultural feast will continue for 10 days from 23rd November 2021 to 3rd December 2021.
Are these celebrations just for UAE nationals?
Absolutely not. All nationalities, ethnicities and age groups are invited and welcomed to participate in the festivities to celebrate the UAE’s golden jubilee!
That concludes our guide for the National Day celebration in Sharjah. We hope you have a fabulous time and congratulate the UAE on 50 glorious years.
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