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52nd UAE Union Day: Sharjah announces official list of events and celebrations

Sharjah: In preparation for the 52nd UAE Union Day, the Sharjah National Day Celebrations Committee has unveiled a full list of programmes. The national occasion is intended to commemorate a wide range of events that will take place from November 22 to December 3 at the emirate’s most prominent tourist and cultural sites.

Also called Union Day, this national event will serve a diverse age group, bringing together citizens and residents to participate in the festivities that mark the nation’s extraordinary journey and significant achievements.

Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah National Day Celebrations Committee, expressed his gratitude to the Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, for his patronage and support in preparing the celebrations. He highlighted the Committee’s objective to reflect the nation’s achievements through these celebrations, drawing lessons from previous celebrations.

“As we celebrate Union Day, we reflect on the essence of the UAE, embodying a global perspective while embracing our culture and traditions,” said Al Midfa. “This unifying occasion symbolizes shared aspirations for a better future, and we invite everyone to join us and attend the events around the Emirate of Sharjah.”

The events will be held in various regions including Sharjah National Park, Maliha Public Park, Al Hosn Island, Dibba Al Hisn, Khorfakkan Amphitheater, Souq Sharq, Wadi Al Helo, Kalba, Al Bataeh, Al Mudam, the Al Dhaid Fort and the Heritage Village in Al Hamriyah.

The events in Sharjah will take place from November 22 to December 3 and will feature a variety of activities including national art exhibitions, traditional and cultural performances, recreational and educational workshops and competitions. Numerous government entities will be actively involved, making it a comprehensive and engaging activation for residents and visitors alike.

Main event at Sharjah National Park

The main event and opening will take place at Sharjah National Park on November 28 and run until December 3. The inaugural event will include multiple theatrical shows, educational shows and workshops, contests and interactive children’s shows, in addition to other corners and participation from various government entities.

Among the events planned in Al Dhaid, a national march will begin from the Grand Mosque to the Al Dhaid Fort. Other events will include folk dances, night markets, traditional food and a performance by a military band. In line with the Year of Sustainability initiatives, an activity in Al Dhaid will involve planting seedlings in various areas under the title “A Green Earth”.

Meanwhile, the Al Bataeh region has planned several shows including traditional folk dances, horse shows and a classic car exhibition on November 29, aiming to showcase the city’s heritage. Visitors can enjoy bus tours of the region’s town areas to distribute Union Day flags and gifts.

From November 29 to December 1, Heritage Village will host a series of events including a national march, military band performances, poetry recitals, a national play, Yula performances, and several competitions with prizes. The events will conclude with a dinner and horse and camel shows.

Kalba will witness all-day events on November 25, including a march, an operetta, a classic car parade, a sports competition and horse shows.

The Khorfakkan celebrations will take place from November 24 to 25 at the Khor Fakkan Amphitheater and will witness the participation of folk bands, food trucks and national art workshops. In addition, the program will include a documentary screening, a national operetta, magic shows and more.

The Al Mudam region will feature morning segments with a military band, followed by recognition of services provided to community institutions, orphanages and humanitarian services. Meanwhile, the nightly segments begin to include poetry, children’s activities, workshops, contests and fireworks.

Visitors and residents participated in activities held at Heritage Village on November 22. The festivities included poetry recitals, traditional folk songs, a screening of cultural videos commemorating the 52nd National Day, followed by interactive workshops and a sports competition.

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