44TH UAE NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM & COMMERCE MARKETING

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HQWS successfully designed and delivered the official UAE National Day celebrations on behalf of DTCM for the third time.

With just 8 weeks’ lead-time, HQWS delivered a grand and elegant open-air show of light, music, movement and theatrics, staged entirely upon the water with Dubai’s dramatic skyline as the backdrop.

The show celebrated Emirati values and traditions and was led by poetic narrative inspired by the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Traditional Emirati cultural performances were at the heart of show, creatively staged against mass ‘living scenery’ and injected with contemporary performance pieces.

Highlights of the show included live horses galloping rider less across the submerged stage, a performance from Bedouin horseman – Ali Al Ameri, and LED flyboarders performing exciting aerial displays.

A captivating firework display from Ruggieri concluded the show in spectacular style.

Over 4,000 guests attended the event, including members of the Royal Family, foreign dignitaries, VIPs and members of the public.