"Planting the Union" narrates the renaissance march and sends a message of hope
Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohammed bin Zayed and the rulers witness the celebration of the 49th National Day
Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohammed bin Zayed and the rulers during the celebration of the 49th National Day.
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and their Highness Sheikhs, members of the Supreme Council of the Federation, Rulers of the Emirates, and His Highness the Crown Prince The Vice Rulers and Sheikhs, yesterday, the official celebration of the 49th National Day of the United Arab Emirates, which was held on the island of Jubail - the mangrove forest area in the capital Abu Dhabi, under the slogan «planting the union», under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State.
Mohamed Ben Rached:
Mohamed Ben Rached:
- “A distinguished celebration that reflected our pride in our national march over 49 federal years.”
- “All thanks to Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed bin Zayed for her unique creativity every year.”
Mohammed bin Zayed:
Mohammed bin Zayed:
"Civilizational, humanitarian and economic achievements that embodied the founders' inculcation."
"Our joy is great on this day .. With God's help, our country will always remain in glory, goodness, safety and progress."
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in a tweet on “Twitter” yesterday: “My brothers, the rulers of the Emirates, witnessed the celebration of the 49th National Day in Abu Dhabi ... a distinguished celebration that reflected our pride in our national march over the past 49 years of the federation .. Thanks to Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed bin Zayed. For its unique creations every year ».
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also published a tweet on Twitter, in which His Highness said: “My brothers, the rulers of the Emirates, witnessed the official celebration of the 49th National Day under the slogan of planting the union ... cultural, humanitarian and economic achievements that embodied the founders' instillation, may God have mercy on them ... our joy. "This is a big day .. With God's help, our country will always remain in glory, goodness, safety and progress."
The celebration was witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, and His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
The ceremony was also attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Mualla, Deputy Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah.
Their Highnesses Sheikhs, members of the Supreme Council, Rulers of the Emirates, and His Highness, the Crown Prince, Deputy Rulers and Sheikhs, raised their highest congratulations and wishes to the Leader of the Blessed Good March, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, on the occasion of the 49th National Day of the UAE, expressing their pride and pride in what it has achieved The UAE is one of the qualitative achievements that made it enjoy an advanced position among the countries of the world, thanks to his wise leadership and his sound approach to everything that is good for the country and its progress, and to meet the aspirations and happiness of its people. Experienced by the state.
The idea to celebrate this year came in the form of a unique moving and luminous sculpture floating on the sea surface at a height of 15 meters, lit with digital images and the effects of fireworks and paragliders.
The title of the presentation, “Planting the Union”, embodied the vision of the late founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on him, and his principles and values that formed the basis for the federation of the UAE.
The presentation represented the stages of the development of the UAE since its establishment on the second of December 1971, while shedding light on its progression over a period of 49 years.
The presentation also dealt with the principles and values that have been a torch with which the state was enlightened since its inception, which are: wisdom, optimism, fortitude, determination, union, ambition and unity.
The details of the presentation included paragraphs that shed light on the role of the founding fathers of the state and the efforts of the workers in the first line of defense, and their sacrifices in order to preserve the safety of members of society during the period of the "Covid-19" pandemic.
Community members, citizens and residents, also participated in the official celebration through recorded videos of participants of various nationalities while performing the national anthem of the United Arab Emirates. The clips were shown during the ceremony in the form of a collective performance, as the celebration organizing committee launched the 'Live My Country' campaign in Last November 23, during which the public was invited to participate in recordings of them while they were performing the national anthem.
The creative presentation was designed by a team of experienced Emiratis in cooperation with international artistic director S Devlin, who had previously participated in the design of several international shows, in which music was combined with language and light, while the organizers sought through the unique artistic show that was held in the mangrove area. On the island of Jubail in Abu Dhabi to send a message of hope and optimism to all of humanity.
Against a luminous background that reflects the skyline of Abu Dhabi, this year’s celebration focuses on a unique and moving sculpture that floats on the surface of the sea, in the form of a cube bearing the name “Planting the Union,” 15 meters high (equivalent to a five-story building). The cube reveals four Designs engraved on each side, are the seed, bud, flower, and seed spread.
One of S Devlin's most distinctive work is the revolving cube, as she has used it in a variety of contexts, locations, and scales.
From desert to loneliness
From desert to loneliness
In the first scene, titled “Dream of the Desert,” the cube lit up with a scene of desert sand accompanied by the narrator’s voice, who began explaining the scene in a poetic way. Then a boy appeared carrying a smaller version of the sculpture that he planted with a seed indicating the emergence of the union.
And on the larger sculpture, a display of the seed appeared as it beats with life, turning into a bud, then into a flower, and finally its seeds scattered everywhere.
The scene featured fireworks, in addition to a performance by a team of performing artists in Emirati national costume.
The second scene under the title “Planting the Union” dealt with the stages of the development of the UAE federation, as the performing artists gathered around the sculpture at the moment when the names of the seven Emirates began to light up, accompanied by pictures of the founding fathers who founded the federation in 1971, and the seven main values presented by the narrator.
In the third scene, which was called "the national anthem", video clips of people from all walks of life were shown performing the national anthem of the UAE, "in a virtual collective choral performance", all of which gradually turned to paint the UAE flag on the sculpture.
These coordinated recordings included contributions from community members that were shared with the organizing committee after the launch of the 'Live My Country' campaign.
The fourth scene held the title “Our Leadership”, which focused on the strength of the union and its established values under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his brothers, the Sheikhs, the rulers of the Emirates, who inspire the community with their words and deeds, affirming the originality of the history of the UAE and the strength of the union that is rooted in the ambition The sons of the Emirates and their determination, in addition to the role that everyone has to elevate their position.
As for the fifth scene, it was titled “The Pride of the Fatherland”, and it showed testimonies in several languages of seven individuals who represent the first line of defense, who sacrificed themselves for the sake of community safety during the “Covid-19” pandemic.
The portrait of each hero in the first line of defense was displayed on the sculpture as if it were carved in stone, to express the strength that they derived from the values of the UAE, and represent the sacrifices made by these people and the experiences of thousands of health care workers, emergency personnel and essential service providers, who have made dearly. And valuable, and they showed an unparalleled heroism in order to preserve the safety and security of the UAE community.
The list of first line defense champions included: Amal Badr Al Busaidi, head of the technical support unit at the Emirates Red Crescent in Abu Dhabi, Iris Ina Diel, a nurse at the field hospital at Expo Sharjah, and Israa Al Agha, a medical student and volunteer at Al Qasimi Hospital in Sharjah. Habib Saif Al-Muluk, an ambulance driver in Sharjah, Captain Majid Ali Al-Amiri, Vice President of Fujairah Port and a member of the Local Executive Committee for Crisis and Emergency Management, Dr. Sawsan Saleh, a general practitioner in Ras Al Khaimah, and Staff Sergeant Muhammad Al Salloum, who leads the medical services department in General Services Department of Ras Al Khaimah Police.
The sixth scene was titled "Everything is Possible" and reviewed the achievements of four Emiratis whose childhood dreams had turned into a tangible reality, in addition to presenting an inspiring speech to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on the importance of the role of youth in building the state. Then the scene reviewed the aspirations of each of: Hazaa Al-Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, Sarah Al-Amiri, the team leader of the Emirates Mission to explore Mars «Probe of Hope», Dr. Fatima Al-Kaabi, pioneer of stem cell therapy for patients «Covid-19», and Sheikha Al Qasimi, a martial arts player with Down syndrome, who carried The Flame of Hope at the Special Olympics World Games «Abu Dhabi 2019».
The seventh scene under the title "The Legacy of Unity" focused on solidarity across religions, drawing on his inspiration from the late Sheikh Zayed, who had promoted the values of tolerance, peaceful coexistence and cooperation between different peoples and cultures.
And reflected on the sculpture are pictures that tell the UAE's completion of this march by establishing the "Abrahamic Family House" on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.
As the presentation drew to a close, and in the closing scene, the presentation included a glimpse of the most important achievements of the Emirati cranes to foresee a promising future in which the UAE would occupy a global leader in various fields, including medical research, environmental sustainability and renewable energy.
Meters high, the unique moving and luminous sculpture floating on the sea surface.
The official celebration of the 49th National Day of the United Arab Emirates, which was held under the slogan 'Planting the Union', was attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's representative in the Al Dhafra region, and Chairman of the Federal National Council Saqr Ghobash, and His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's representative in Al Ain Region, His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Surur bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, and His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, advisor to His Highness the President of the State, His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and a number of sheikhs, ministers and
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