UAE 49TH National Day Show

An innovative and spectacular live production celebrates the UAE 49th National Day, set among the stunning landscape of the Al Iubail Mangroves in Abu Dhabi.

Celebrated every year on 2 December, UAE National Day is always a major day on the country’s events calendar. While the holiday is typically marked with a massive live production attended by thousands, with mass gatherings off the table under the current circumstances, this year’s show was a very different proposition. Conceived by Artistic Director and Designer, Es Devlin and produced by LarMac PROJECTS, the UAE 49th National Day Show took the form of a kinetic illuminated sculpture installed in the Abu Dhabi Mangroves. Themed Seeds of the Union and enriched by an incredible team of local artists and collaborators, the show recalled the UAE’s rich history, expressed the country’s values and celebrated the frontline heroes who have kept the population safe throughout the pandemic.

Photos: Nicolas Chavance, Groupe F