“Life flashes before your eyes”, It’s a well-known trope in movies, but this time the UAE is offering the opportunity to witness 50 years of its civilization filled with ambitious dreams, experiences, folk stories, culture and heritage in just a few days throughout Expo 2020, in celebration of the country’s golden jubilee.
As announced by the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 2021 is known as ‘The Year of the 50th’. Commemorating 50 years since the founding of the UAE in 1971, it is a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey of its ‘Early Dreamers’ as the nation looks to the next 50 years with the same bold ambition.
Expo 2020 Dubai will celebrate this anniversary with a celebration at Al Wasl Dome from the 1st to the 4th of December, entitled “The Journey of the Fifty”. The celebration includes the “Thread Journey” show, a live demonstration of Emirati handicrafts that delve into the heart of Emirati culture, along with fire shows and a concert by Emirati singer Eid Al Menhali.
As part of the celebration of the fiftieth year, the UAE Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee launched the “Imagine Your Future” initiative, which is a package that includes an interactive school kit available online, encouraging students to participate in the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations through decorating, arts and crafts design tools.