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UAE National Day Celebrations to Illuminate Expo City, Focused on Sustainability in the Year of 2023


Nov 21, 2023 #national day, #UAE

In a significant announcement, organizers revealed that the official ceremony for the UAE National Day, also known as UAE Union Day, will take center stage at Expo City, Dubai. This annual celebration, marking the unification of the Emirates in 1971, will unfold on December 2, coinciding with Expo City’s hosting of the climate change conference COP28 from November 30 to December 12.

Embracing the Year of Sustainability:

2023 has been declared the “Year of Sustainability” in the Emirates, and the December 2 ceremony at Expo City will echo this theme. Attendees, comprising both Emiratis and expatriates, will have the opportunity to witness the spectacle from December 5 to 12, with further details on ticket availability to be announced soon.

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Innovative Technologies and Sustainability Showcased:

Organizers promise an immersive experience at the official ceremony, featuring innovative technologies, breathtaking projections, and a narrative weaving together the UAE’s rich heritage with threads of unity and sustainability. The event will pay homage to the traditional Sadu weaving technique, an integral part of Bedouin culture, inscribed on UNESCO’s list of ‘intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding’ in 2011.

Reflecting Tradition and Technology:

Starting from the roots of Emirati culture, the ceremony will illustrate the legacy of ancestors and the symbiotic relationship between tradition and technology. Organizers emphasize the commitment to nurturing and preserving the interconnected world, showcasing the UAE’s vision for a sustainable future shared globally.

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Broadcast and Global Reach:

The official ceremony, set to be a mesmerizing blend of performances and storytelling, will be broadcast live on December 2 across all local TV channels and the official website. This initiative ensures that the celebration reaches a global audience, allowing people worldwide to witness the UAE’s commitment to sustainability and cultural heritage.

Past Glories and Future Visions:

The UAE is renowned for its grand celebrations on Union Day. Notable past displays include the radiant 3D projections and drone fireworks in Dubai’s Hatta in 2021 and the symbolic entrance of an Etihad Rail passenger train in the festivities last year. This year’s event at Expo City promises to build on this legacy, combining technological marvels with a profound dedication to sustainability, echoing the nation’s commitment to a brighter, greener future.

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