Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohammed bin Zayed and the rulers witness the celebration of the golden jubilee of the country in Hatta

The history, present and future of the Emirates.. 37 minutes of dazzling in the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Union

  • Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohammed bin Zayed, members of the Federal Supreme Council, rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers follow the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the union.

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Their Highnesses Sheikhs, members of the Federal Supreme Council, Rulers of the Emirates, and Their Highnesses, Crown Princes Yesterday, the deputies of rulers and sheikhs celebrated the official celebration of the golden jubilee of the Federation of the UAE "the 50th Union Day", which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, in the Hatta region in Dubai.

The official ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Muhammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, and His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

It 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, His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah.

The celebration was also witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler in the Al Dhafra region, and Chairman of the Federal National Council, Saqr Ghobash, His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler in the Al Ain region, His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Isa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Zayed Foundation Board of Trustees bin Sultan Al Nahyan for Charitable and Humanitarian Works, 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 HighnessSheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to His Highness the President of the State, His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council and Head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, along with sheikhs and ministers, members of the Federal National Council, members of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and senior officials in the federal and local governments.

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Development Foundation, and Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President The State, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Her Highness Sheikha Hana bint Juma Al Majid, wife of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and Her Highness Sheikha Sumaya bint Saqr Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler Umm Al Quwain, and a number of sheikhs.

The official presentation of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the union, which was held yesterday evening, at the foot of the Hajar Mountains and between the picturesque nature of the Hatta region and its dams, lakes, valleys and monuments, included three amazing trips that linked the history, present and future of the UAE, in a “show and lyrical” painting, shedding light on the The deep bonds that brought together the Emirati citizen, nature and technology.

The artistic performance included eight exhibition chapters, which were collected over a period of 37 minutes (the duration of the show) between the two eras before the declaration of the Union and the technological and space renaissance experienced by the country, and foresaw the future of the state and its children during the next fifty years, as well as shedding light on traditional arts and dances, and pioneering personalities. She influenced the homeland, and revived the biographies of Emirati women, who left luminous and honorable historical fingerprints, reflecting the role and influence of Emirati women in their society over time.

The first chapter of the artistic performance was entitled “The Line and the Land”, which began with the appearance of 50 drummers, gathering around an oval lake, floating on the deep waters of the Hatta Dam, to present an overlapping percussion playing that resonated among the mountains, meeting with the echo of “The Scar” that resonated between The mountain peaks, embodying an ancient mountain art, and a traditional festive cry, which is characteristic of the Shihuh tribe in the country, then the landscape began to transform to form a musical instrument on a giant rotating stereo screen, in the middle of the floating stage of celebration, marking the start of the official celebration of the fiftieth day of the UAE Union. In this review, one line appeared on the surface of the rotating stereo, representing the first signs that man made on the earth, so that the story of the Emirates begins to unfold from these early monuments, so the lines move and turn into signs that were used by tribes in the Emirates to identify their livestock, then the lines changed again and developed into marks The different tribes in the country, which united together to become one entity.The second chapter of the show, which was titled “Nomadic People,” began with an audio commentary: “Our ancestors have always been instinctive engineers across time and space, harnessing technology and nature, to find for themselves harmoniously a place in this planet and the universe,” followed by the transition to the stereoscopic display that appeared It has a line drawn in the sand, symbolizing the first stick that the ancestors planted in it to establish themselves in this universe, and between the sun and the earth, until this stick turned into an old sundial to reveal the oldest form of the Emirati compass known as the "Deira".“Our ancestors have always been instinctive engineers through time and space, harnessing technology and nature, to harmoniously find a place for themselves in this planet and the universe,” followed by moving to the stereoscopic display in which a line appeared in the sand, symbolizing the first stick that the ancestors planted in it to establish themselves in This universe, and between the sun and the earth, until this stick turned into an old sundial to reveal the oldest form of the Emirati compass, known as the “Deira”.“Our ancestors have always been instinctive engineers through time and space, harnessing technology and nature, to harmoniously find a place for themselves in this planet and the universe,” followed by moving to the stereoscopic display in which a line appeared in the sand, symbolizing the first stick that the ancestors planted in it to establish themselves in This universe, and between the sun and the earth, until this stick turned into an old sundial to reveal the oldest form of the Emirati compass, known as the “Deira”.

The show for this chapter witnessed the lighting of 200 artificial stars, whose rays linked the sky and the ground of the celebration square, with the reflection of glowing lines representing the traces and signs left by the ancestors during their travels, to convey ideas, beliefs and things around the world. About “Deira Al-Durour”, the ancient astronomical system developed by the ancestors centuries ago, to determine seasonal rituals compatible with natural cycles.

In a lyrical narration, the third chapter of the artistic show, which was titled “Mothers and Roots”, for the first time, revealed five female personalities who are Emirati heroines who played a key role in the history and story of this country, as it shed light on Sheikha Maitha bint Salmeen Al Mansouri, the wife of Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa, grandfather of the founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was known for her courage, confronted a group of men who approached her rackets, impersonating her brother to protect herself, which made this story a source of inspiration for successive generations of Emirati women.

The show also reminded of Sheikha Hessa bint Al Murr Al Falasi, grandmother of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who was known for her advice and advice in financial affairs, and had a great influence in Dubai, and was also known for her charitable work.

Among the historical women leaders on whom the show focused, Sheikha Shamsa bint Sultan Al Marar, who was an exceptional fisherman who fished pearls and fish, was known for her courageous efforts in preserving and disseminating sea rituals and traditions. The famous healer, known for her traditional remedies including "tagging", was a botanist with great knowledge of the medicinal uses of native plants.

Finally, the show celebrated the “Mother of the Emirates”, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, who leads many humanitarian and charitable initiatives around the world to support women and children, and continues to inspire a generation Of the women who follow its leadership and emulate it.

With the beginning of the fourth chapter of the show, which was titled “The Idea of ​​Union”, a anthropomorphic of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, appeared on the giant screen, and fog began to appear, to remind the fog that descended over the hill in the area Al-Samih, on the morning of February 1968, when the idea of ​​the union was formed for the first time, then the show moved to the appearance of the union agreement engraved with the signatures of the founding fathers, until the ink of these signatures dried up together in the December sun, so that the seven founding fathers appeared in the iconic image that was taken on the second of February December 1971, marking the formation of the Federation of the United Arab Emirates.

With an audio commentary by the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, in which he said: "Give me agriculture.. give you civilization." The story of the country’s transformation from the desert into a green oasis, with an audio commentary saying: “What once seemed like a desert, today has become a paradise of palms and lush trees, which embodied the vision of the founding father to transform the desert into a green oasis.”

The giant stereoscopic screen showed human models of the most ambitious architectural formations in the country, starting with the homes of humble peoples, passing through the towers and forts, and ending with the most inspiring buildings in the world, in a scene that combines nature with human development in harmony, to testify to the continuous development of the UAE.

Under the title "The National Anthem of the United Arab Emirates", the show moved to its sixth chapter, which included a chilling performance, during the playing of the country's national anthem, accompanied by a dazzling water show and fireworks, all of which come together to form the UAE flag.

In its seventh chapter, titled "These Emirates", the show moves to an exciting display on the giant stereoscopic screen of the development of life in the UAE since its founding until today, during which the giant sculpture turns into "Deira", the ancestors' first tool for keeping time, which continues to develop until It turns into a complex clock that adjusts the course of the country through time and space, and archival footage is reflected on the sculpture to represent the main moments in the history of the nation, which move through time until the arrival of this moment, crowning the current history with Expo 2020 Dubai, with an audio commentary: “Our nation has always brought together Among people, through our values ​​of creativity and coexistence.. we welcomed the world in the United Arab Emirates, the home of dream and achievement.. this is the collective history engraved in our memory, and this is our story.”

The artistic show moves to its final chapter, which was titled "Letters to the Future", during which three young girls appeared who wrote three future letters to themselves, in which they drew their dreams and scientific and practical ambitions, dreams that they actually succeeded in achieving after they grew up, where the first message began. For the first Arab astronaut, Nora Al-Matrooshi, a child who addresses herself in the future, and wonders about space, stars and planets, then wonders about the enormous possibilities that lie in the sky, and thinks about how she will reach them one day, which is what has been achieved to become today Nora Al-Matrooshi, the first Arab astronaut. An Emirati and Arab woman is training to become an astronaut.

The show moves to a girl who embodies doctoral student Maitha Bogonum, as she writes to herself in the future, wondering about the future of the planet, animals and fish, then writes about the turtles she encounters, and the sea trips she loves with her family, until today Maitha is a doctoral student focusing her research on animals The dugong in Abu Dhabi.

Finally, a girl who embodies the Emirati data scientist Tofool Al Nuaimi appears, wondering about the possibility of counting every grain of sand in the Emirates in a message she sends to herself in the future, and dreams of collecting numbers and data, and establishing meaningful links between nature and technology, until this girl, Dr. Tofool Al Nuaimi, became a scientist Pioneering data that uses machine learning to provide data automation services to companies around the world, ending the show with a sculpture revealing complex data networks in a stunning display of the potential of the future of the UAE and its people.

The official identity of the state

The Communications Director of the Executive Team for the 50th Union Day, Issa al-Sabousi, confirmed that the idea of ​​the main artistic presentation for the country’s celebrations of the 50th Union Day, preparations began a year ago, specifically on the day following the country’s celebrations of the 49th anniversary of the establishment of the Union, noting that the work team initially agreed on The need for the show to combine the official identity of the state, and the role of distinguished Emirati personalities who shaped the history of the UAE, mixed with festive music, folklore, and distinctive paragraphs of the official celebration.

Al-Sabousi told "Emirates Today" that "reaching the main idea of ​​the show, and its embodiment in eight impressive exhibition chapters, took exhausting preparation and non-stop tours between the various emirates of the country, to monitor and collect unknown stories and championships since the era before the establishment of the state, and linking them to the future, and after Success in linking ideas, we began a journey of transforming it into an artistic show worthy of this ceremony, which bears a special character and is different from the previous celebrations.”

He added, "Since the beginning of work on this show, we have hired more than 1,400 people, including workers, technicians and artists, of 100 nationalities, who have continued to work over 1.5 million hours, to come up with this dazzling show, including more than 138 people who participated in the holographic show that appeared. Inside the giant stereoscopic screen, which required them to about 140 days of hard training.”

• A lyrical display board and fireworks and lights decorate the mountains and sky of Hatta

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