Celebrations to mark the UAE's 47th National Day on 2 December this year will be extraordinary as the country prepares for a special event to pay tribute to the late founder of the UAE, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The event called ‘This is Zayed. This is the UAE’ will take place at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi in front of 22,000 spectators.
The event will feature a variety of magnificent visual light effects, performances, inspirational readings and futuristic visual art. Through this event, the country will portray its love and respect for its Founding Father and will appreciate his wisdom and devotion towards the nation's development.
In preparation for the celebration, a representative from the organising committee of the Official 47th UAE National Day Celebration, said, "The Official UAE National Day Celebration this year will be an unmissable showcase of the UAE’s rich cultural heritage, its diverse present and its exciting future. The celebration also falls in the ‘Year of Zayed’, a year in which we rejoice in 100 years since the late Sheikh Zayed founded our great nation."