Fireworks and Shows: UAE Celebrates its 48th National Day

Published December 2nd, 2019 - 07:14 GMT

The UAE officially marks its 48th National Day by celebrations starting 2 December under the patronage of Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The UAE National Day celebrations centre around a spectacular theatrical production titled "Legacy of Our Ancestors", highlighting the long-held values of the UAE with stories told under the moon.

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National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. It marks the UAE's Union Day between the six emirates. (Twitter)

National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. It marks the UAE's Union Day between the six emirates. (Twitter)

National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. (Twitter)

National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. (Twitter)

Emirates celebrate UAE's 48th National Day. (Twitter)

Emirates celebrate UAE's 48th National Day. (Twitter)

Massive fireworks shows to mark UAE National Day. (Twitter)

Massive fireworks shows to mark UAE National Day. (Twitter)

Celebrations of UAE national day on the compound. (Twitter)

Celebrations of UAE national day on the compound. (Twitter)

UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)

UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)

UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)

UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)

Burj Khalifa lighted with UAE national flag colours to celebrate the country's 48th National Day. (Twitter)

Burj Khalifa lighted with UAE national flag colours to celebrate the country's 48th National Day. (Twitter)

UAE elite aerobatic flying team "Al Fursan" escorts an Etihad A380 aircraft as they fly over the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season, on December 1, 2019. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP

UAE elite aerobatic flying team "Al Fursan" escorts an Etihad A380 aircraft as they fly over the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season, on December 1, 2019. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP

UAE celebrates 47th National Day in Dubai. (Twitter)

UAE celebrates 47th National Day in Dubai. (Twitter)

National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. It marks the UAE's Union Day between the six emirates. (Twitter)
National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. (Twitter)
Emirates celebrate UAE's 48th National Day. (Twitter)
Massive fireworks shows to mark UAE National Day. (Twitter)
Celebrations of UAE national day on the compound. (Twitter)
UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)
UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)
Burj Khalifa lighted with UAE national flag colours to celebrate the country's 48th National Day. (Twitter)
UAE elite aerobatic flying team "Al Fursan" escorts an Etihad A380 aircraft as they fly over the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season, on December 1, 2019. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP
UAE celebrates 47th National Day in Dubai. (Twitter)
National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. It marks the UAE's Union Day between the six emirates. (Twitter)
National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. It marks the UAE's Union Day between the six emirates. (Twitter)
National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. (Twitter)
National Day is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates. (Twitter)
Emirates celebrate UAE's 48th National Day. (Twitter)
Emirates celebrate UAE's 48th National Day. (Twitter)
Massive fireworks shows to mark UAE National Day. (Twitter)
Massive fireworks shows to mark UAE National Day. (Twitter)
Celebrations of UAE national day on the compound. (Twitter)
Celebrations of UAE national day on the compound. (Twitter)
UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)
UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)
UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)
UAE's 48th National Day celebrations. (Twitter)
Burj Khalifa lighted with UAE national flag colours to celebrate the country's 48th National Day. (Twitter)
Burj Khalifa lighted with UAE national flag colours to celebrate the country's 48th National Day. (Twitter)
UAE elite aerobatic flying team "Al Fursan" escorts an Etihad A380 aircraft as they fly over the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season, on December 1, 2019. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP
UAE elite aerobatic flying team "Al Fursan" escorts an Etihad A380 aircraft as they fly over the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, ahead of the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season, on December 1, 2019. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP
UAE celebrates 47th National Day in Dubai. (Twitter)
UAE celebrates 47th National Day in Dubai. (Twitter)