Sharjah: The Higher Committee of National Day Celebrations here has approved more than 40 national events and heritage-related activities to mark UAE’s 45th National Day across the emirate, media reported on Tuesday.
 
Themed ‘Accomplishments Of A Country Rise Of A Nation’, the celebration programme will feature a line-up that involves key landmark venues in Sharjah, namely Flag Island, Sharjah National Park, Mega Mall, Khor Fakkan, Al Hamriya, Al Dhaid, Kalba and Dibba Al Hisn.
 
Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and Chairman of the Higher Committee of National Day Celebrations in Sharjah, said: “Celebrating National Day is a very special occasion for both Emiratis and residents. We celebrate not only the birth of the UAE, we also celebrate its success as a nation and the progress it has made and continues to make with each anniversary.
 
“Every year, we try to ensure the celebrations reflect that dynamic development in a new and innovative manner that lives up to the tremendous achievements and milestones made by our country and the national identity and cultural values we all hold so dear.”
 
The Flag Island will host a national operetta, while the Sharjah National Park will stage 20 events, featuring an array of activities taking place in a marquis within the park.
 
The event will highlight the momentous achievements made by the UAE throughout various historical periods and its wise leadership.
 
The programme will also involve the setting up of a unique attraction called ‘We Build with Our Hands’, alongside the ‘Oasis of Creativity’ corner, folk bands and dances, art workshops, theatrical shows and mural painting. Other events include tours within the park, a designated area for children’s traditional games, competitions, and daily draws.
 
 
First Published | 22 November 2016 6:08 PM
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