Where to Celebrate National Day in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

Qasr Al Hosn

National Consulvative Council Film Projection

As part of Al Hosn festival celebrations of the UAE›s Golden Jubilee, Qasr Al Hosn, one of Abu Dhabi›s oldest historical sites from the 1700s and home to the Al Nahyan family, will invite members of the National Consultative Council for a reunion. Those members will enter the National Consutative Council and sit where their fathers or grandfathers once sat and relive the beginnings of the National Consutative Council.

After the discussion session the Majlis setup will be opened to the public to come hear the talks that will be presented by the National Consutative Council members.

Date & Time: 

November 25, 2021 until December 4, 2021 4PM – 10PM

Tickets : Included in Al Hosn Festival entry ticket

Event Location: Infront of National Consulvative Council in Al Hosn

Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

An Experience with The Host

As part of Al Hosn festival celebrations of the UAE›s Golden Jubilee, an interesting experience awaits the visitors with in which the first 50 customers who find the hidden café and order a cup of coffee, will recieve a pleasant surprise. The customers will be served their coffee in a limited and exclusive customized porcelain cup, adorned with artwork by an Emirati artist who was inspired by the 50 years of the UAE. The customers will also get to keep their coffee cups with compliments.

Date & Time : December 2, 2021 4PM – 11PM

Tickets : Included in Al Hosn Festival entry ticket

Event Location: Qasr Al Hosn

Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

Hamad Al Ameri Concert Festival Arena

As a part of Al Hosn Festival Celebrations of the UAE›s Golden Jubilee, Qasr Al Hosn will host a concert for Hamad Al Ameri on December 2nd to celebrate the National Day

Date & Time: December 2

Tickets : Included in Al Hosn Festival entry ticket

Event Location: Al Hosn Festival

 Cultural Foundation


“The Caracalla Dance Theatre returns to the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation to present its latest spectacular dance musical drama, A Journey from Abu Dhabi along the Silk Road as part of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates.

Through the sands of time, the extraordinary legends of the Silk Road inspired artists across the centuries. The Silk Road was the communication highway of the ancient world and brought together myriad people of diverse cultures, paving the way for a new era of tolerance and human development, a new dialogue of civilisation.

This production features a star cast of renowned singers and actors, reputed guest dance companies from China, India and a local Emirati heritage company. With an outstanding set design complemented by a dynamic virtual scenography, lavish costumes bursting in colours and embroideries and an original music score.”

Date & Time: December 3-5, 2021 8PM

Event Location: Cultural Foundation

Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

Negative PCR test result within 96 hours

Al Mujamma exhibition

“Experience and explore 50 years of history in the UAE on the momentous occasion of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee.”

Al Mujamma is an interactive archival exhibition that narrates the story of Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi from its conceptualization by the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and establishment in 1973, to its closure in 2009, and its reopening in 2018. The building is regarded as one of the most prominent modern heritage buildings exemplifying postmodern architecture in the UAE. The exhibition is open to the public to attend for free.

Al Mujamma was a widely known term frequently used by the residents of Abu Dhabi to refer to the Cultural Foundation. It is an all-encompassing term of endearment and belonging that refers to a center that brings together all facets of culture in one place.

The exhibition narrates the building’s memories within a multimedia curated selection of objects, images and videos that highlights the importance of the foundation as a cultural center in the region, and the social impact it has on the residents of Abu Dhabi.

The exhibition also shares the cultural experiences that were available to the community in its entirety, such as the National Library, the theatre, the fine arts and important public events.»

Date & Time: October 20, 2021 – February 15, 2022

Sat – Thur: 10AM – 7PM

Friday: 2PM – 7PM

Tickets : Free

Event Location: Cultural Foundation, first floor

Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

Manarat Al Saadiyat

Drop in Art Workshops

“Exclusiely for the UAE›s 50th National Day Manarat Al Saadiyat is offering a variety of workshops during the National Day weekend. Participants from different age groups can create their own artwork inspired by the UAE theme & traditional patterns design”

Adults Drop ins:

1-Polymer Clay badges:

Create your very own UAE inspired badges, using polymer Clay and celebrate the national day with us!

2- UAE inspired Keychain›s:

Create a keychain using Fabric, felt & multiple materials to bring back the nostalgic of UAE.

3- printing on postcards & tote bags:

Inspired by the UAE theme & traditional patterns design your very own postcard to share with your friends or even print on bags to commemorate the 50 year of the union of the Emirates.

Juniors Drop ins:

1-3D Scenery

Cut out papers & patterns to create layers of the UAE landscape and scenery, take a trip back in time and imagine how the UAE used to look like and how it look like today to inspire your work.

2-Jigsaw print

Recreate the cityscape of the Emirates and utilize the painting tools to assist you in creating multiple printmaking prints of your creation and assemble them in various ways.

Children Drop ins:

1-Photo Booth

take a photo with our Emirate inspired accessories and add your very own touch on the frame of your photo.

2- Gahwa painting:

Paint and draw using the UAE traditional drink «»gahwa»» coffe to create your masterpiece.

3-imprints of the UAE.

With UAE stamps children are encouraged to use the simple techniques of rubbings to assist them in showcasing an artwork inspired by the UAE national day festivities.

Date & Time: November 29, 2021 – December 4, 2021 10AM – 8PM

Tickets : Adult: 50 AED

Juniors and Children: 30 AED

Adults: 13+ years old

Juniors: 6-12 years old

Children: 3-5 years old

Event Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat – Art Studio

Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa

National Day Celebrations at Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa

Bait Mohammed Bin Khalifa will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the union of the Emirates by lighting the whole house by the same colorful lights that have been used in the past, For National Occasions and Weddings.

The visitrs will also explore one of shaikh Zayed classic cars. This car will be provided with speakers will let audience listen to shaikh Zayed’s speeches and poems. More activities as par of the celebrations will include, screenings of UAE archive visuals like: Schools opening, Local housing, Camel raises, Tv concert..etc.

Date & Time: December 2-3, 2021 5pm to 9pm

Tickets : Free

Event Location: Bait Mohammed bin Khalifa

Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

Al Jahili Fort

National Day Celebrations at Al Jahili Fort

Al Jahili Fort will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the union of the Emirates by many different activites across the fort

Art Zone: this area is especially designed for traditional performances like: Razfa, Aazi, Ayala, Mankous, Singing on Rababa in which the audience will enjoy & learn about the different performances of the UAE

Emirati cuisine Zone: visitors will enjoy the Emirati dishes with a group of Emirati chefs and emirati food entrepreneurs who share different tastes

Creative artists Zone: A bazar space for creative artists who showcases their creative artistic products inspired by the Emirati culture

Education Zone : Our little visitors will enjoy differnt activities by their hands and try to work on arts and crafts about UAE

The fort will host as well an Emirati DJ to curate and arrange a collection of songs from 1971 tell today through an internal musical radio only for Emirati songs

Date & Time: December 2-3, 2021 5pm – 10pm

Tickets : Free

Event Location: Al Jahili Fort

Safety measures/Capacity : Green pass on Al Hosn app

Qasr Al Muwaiji

National Day Concert: Year of the Fiftieth

«Qasr Al Muwaiji celebrates the 50th National Day with a concert celebrating the Emirati song, which has a unique style and taste that extends from a rich heritage. Different groups of talents shed the light on the songs of their country and its creative makers, poets, composers and musicians.

This concert is considered essential in the program of the celebrations in which it showcases the connection of Emirati songs between generations. «

Date & Time: December 1, 2021 8PM-11PM

Tickets : Free

Event Location: Qasr Al Muwaiji