Abu Dhabi: The Seeds of Nation show — the official ceremony held to mark the 49th UAE National Day in Abu Dhabi enthralled the audience in the UAE and across the world.
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 UAE Armed Forces, and the Rulers of the UAE witnessed 40-minute show titled ‘Seeds of the Union’ which capped the National Day celebrations.
The show started with a video montage of the seven emirates and the UAE leaders walking together with young children as they gather to plant trees, symbolising the Seed of the Union sowed by the UAE Founding Fathers.
The seed then turned into a shoot and finally into full bloom, portraying the journey the UAE has taken over the past 49 years. The dramatic performance also portrayed the values of the UAE, including, ambition, optimism, persistence, unity, wisdom, determination and unity.
Earlier in the day, Sheikh Mohammed took to Twitter to show a sneak peek of the video honouring the UAE’s Founding Fathers, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and their brothers, the late Rulers of the Emirates.
He tweeted in Arabic: “We remember Zayed, Rashid and their brothers on this day. We remember the challenges of founding the country and the sacrifices of loyal men and women. We remember them and continue to work to build a better and more beautiful future for our country. God bless the UAE and its people.”
Sheikh Mohamed also tweeted: “On the 49th National Day of the UAE, we remain grateful to those who planted the seeds of our union. We are proud of what we have achieved so far, and we will honour our forefathers by continuing to take the country forward into an ever brighter future.”