The official 47th UAE National Day celebration – named ‘This is Zayed. This is the UAE’ – was a highly visual show that celebrated and honored the life and achievements of the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose centennial birth anniversary coincides with the 47th year of the UAE’s union.
The show reflected on Sheikh Zayed’s extraordinary life as we shed a light on his inspiring story of how one man, with extraordinary dreams and limitless love and energy, laid the foundations for the thriving country we now enjoy. Driven by his attachment to the land, love of his people, passion for culture, and deep faith in his religion, he was a generous and selfless man focused on creating a wonderful future for those he consider as “his children” – every single citizen of the UAE.
The show featured the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra fused with traditional musicians, in a completely original composition and with a cast of many hundreds, the show was a once in a lifetime, unforgettable tribute to the UAE’s founding father Sheikh Zayed and his extraordinary legacy.