WATCH: Water, fire, laser show tell story of UAE
The UAE National Day celebrations at the Dubai Design District Waterfront on Tuesday.
Dubai - Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, was among the hundreds of people who gathered to see the grand spectacle at Dubai Design District Waterfront.
By Stsff Reporter
Published: Tue 1 Dec 2015, 11:00 PM
Last updated: Wed 2 Dec 2015, 5:41 PM
Water spirals danced, fireworks dazzled and lasers sizzled as a spectacular Spirit of the Union show in Dubai told the magical journey of the UAE. Held at the Dubai Design District Waterfront, the show told the story of the UAE's culture, heritage and values as seen through the eyes of a poet.
Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, was among the hundreds of people who gathered to see the grand spectacle.
The show featured legendary quotes of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan; His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and Shaikh Hamdan, creating an awe-inspiring and emotional experience for the audience.
Choreographed to a powerful sound track, the live performance featured HD visual content projected on water curtains, detailed props, hand-held video panels, living scenery and laser and pyrotechnic effects.
Following the show, the audience was treated to a dazzling fireworks show that lit up the Dubai sky with colours of the UAE flag.
Shaikh Hamdan said: "The official 44th UAE National Day is a momentous occasion that celebrates the loyalty, determination and beautiful spirit of the people of the UAE. As we mark 44 years since the foundation of the UAE, I take the opportunity to pay tribute to our founding father, the late Shaikh Zayed. With his great vision, Shaikh Zayed brought together the nation that we know and love today.
"Shaikh Zayed understood the importance of harmony, cohesion and solidarity, and his vision for the country has today made the UAE a place of peace, respect and innovation."
Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General of the Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), said: "Today's celebrations paid perfect homage to the UAE, (its) leaders and people ... The spectacular show hosted at one of Dubai's newest and most prestigious locations truly highlighted the innovative spirit of this nation, its diversity, culture and values.
UAE National Day celebration as 44 spirit of the union at the Design District Business Bay on 01st Dec 2015. Photo: Rahul Gajjar