Here’s How Sharjah is Celebrating the National Day

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With the UAE national day 2022 approaching, UAE residents have ramped up their preparations to celebrate their foundation day with joy and euphoria. With the day being a special occasion for the UAE nationals marking the unity of all the seven emirates, celebrations are scheduled across the UAE. 

The Emirate of Sharjah will host a series of celebrations from 24th November onwards. The events related to the UAE national day 2022 events would be initiated with the opening ceremony at the Sharjah National Park – the rest of the activities would follow till 3rd December 2022. 

With numerous events scheduled to mark the occasion, it can be difficult to keep track of all that’s expected. However, you can skip past this hurdle and dig into the article below to know about the various events scheduled in different areas of Sharjah for the UAE national day. 

List of Events in Sharjah for UAE National Day, 2022

Sharjah National Park: Opening Ceremony 

As mentioned earlier, Sharjah will conduct its UAE national day opening ceremony on 24th November 2022. The concerned authorities will conduct multiple events, including a musical performance named ‘Sultan of Giving’. This performance would mark the achievements of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasim, Ruler of Sharjah and Supreme Council Member, emphasizing the cultural, environmental, and urban progress achieved under his ordinance. 

It’s certainly worth noting that the mentioned event is only the start. From 29th November to 3rd December, several other events will be organised, with one such eagerly-awaited one being a performance titled ‘New Era’. All activities will be held between 4.30 pm and 10 pm. 

Al Madam

Al Madam will feature several activities and events on the 29th and 30th of November. This would be a great place for individuals inclined towards arts and shows, as an art exhibition and military and police band performances will be organised for the public. Additionally, the signing of the allegiance charter and a narrator segment will also take place. 

There’s plenty in store for those who wish to visit Al Madam in the evening as well, as they can enjoy poetry performances, the Yowlah competition, and various children's activities and workshops, not to mention the opportunity to relish some authentic UAE delicacies. 

Dibba Al-Hisn

After the opening ceremony, further events will begin on 25th November. A march performance will take place from the city’s entrance point of Dibba Al-Hisn to the Al-Hisn island canal from 4.00 pm to 09.00 pm. This march is planned to be a cultural fiesta, with multiple performances, operettas, national dances and songs, competitions, folk songs, and more scheduled. 

This march on 25th November would be followed by the one on 26th November at the Al Kharous Public Park, where the same events as the Dibba Al-Hisn march would be conducted. 

Kalba and Wadi Al Helo 

Kalba will initiate its celebrations on 27th November. On the following day, i.e., on 28th November, the Kalba Corniche will hold various events and performances. This will be followed by a march on 30th November in Wadi Al Helo. 

The Wadi of Wadi Al Helo will be present at the Heritage Village to contribute to its participation in the events. Besides the march, school performances will also occur in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Information. 

Another event called ‘Between the Past and the Present’ will be organised in coordination with the Theater Department. Apart from this, other activities sponsored by the Sharjah Marine Sports Club include musical events at Kalba, the Al Fursa air show, multiple competitions, sports events, and operetta.

Al Bataeh

From 28th to 30th November, Al Bataeh will arrange UAE national day 2022 celebrations in residential areas and parks, with one of the most popular attractions being a march organised by the government. You can have a majestic experience here, as several governmental agencies and departments, schools, military bands, Sharjah scout commission, and Al Bataeh residents would conduct horse shows and performances in classic cars and tourist buses. 

Al Dhaid City 

Al Dhaid city presents another avenue for the celebrations of the UAE national day celebrations, primarily at the Al Dhaid fort from 1st to 3rd December. On the first day, the morning events will take place from 8.00 am to 11.00 am, whereas the evening activities can be enjoyed on all 3 days from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm. 

If you visit Al Dhaid city, you can relish the exhilarating experience of numerous events such as traditional performances, camel racing, and the national march. 

Mleiha

The Mleiha Public Park will host a national march on 24th November, which would be packed with multiple activities by military personnel, such as band performances, musical events, raffles, games, and competitions. Additionally, prizes will be distributed to the awardees. 

Al Hamriyah

The Heritage Village in Hamriyah and the banks of the Hamriyah Creek will organise special events on the 51st UAE national day, 2022. The celebration will include a video presentation on the ‘51st National Day Celebration’, traditional songs by folk groups, and national songs by Al Qalaa School for Basic and Secondary Education students. 

Other attractions include the Hamriyah Sports and Cultural Club national competitions and exhibitions on heritage, the Bedouin environment, and the classic car exhibition by Sharjah Classic Car Club. 

KhorFakkan and Al Majaz Amphitheater Events

For music lovers, a visit to the Al Majaz Amphitheater and the KhorFakkan Amphitheater would be one of the best places to visit in this period. Superstars Latifa and Balqees will be performing at Al Majaz on 26th November, whereas performances in the KhorFakkan Amphitheatre will be given by Emirati singer Eida Al Menhali and Lebanese singer Diana Haddad. 

A remarkable aspect of these performances is their combination of entertainment with a social cause, as funds collected via these shows will be donated to The Big Heart Foundation. 

Khalid Jasim Saif Al Midfa, the head of the Sharjah National Day Celebrations Committee, expressed gratitude towards the Executive Council of Sharjah for assisting in the National Day celebrations. He also stated, “Heading towards its centenary and aspiring to a brighter future for its citizens and residents, the UAE continues to excel and lead in various fields, to be a leading global destination for living and working. Today, through our celebrations of National Day in Sharjah, we honour the people who built this country in just five decades. We also honour the efforts of residents who participate alongside citizens in continually building the UAE, and we welcome visitors to Sharjah and the UAE.”

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