Sounds of the UAE: Open Air Concerts for the National Day

To celebrate the Unites Arab Emirates’ 49th National Day, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi is bringing back leading Emirati performers on stage for two open-air concerts.

Reflecting DCT Abu Dhabi’s continued commitment to celebrating national heritage and supporting Emirati and UAE-based talent, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the concerts boast a star-studded line-up of artists making their return to the stage. Inspired by the UAE’s rich musical traditions, performances will feature talent including Faisal Al Saari and Faisal Al Jasim, as well as emerging artists Tariq Al Menhali and Ahmed Al Hosani, while Bait Al Oud musicians will present an innovative programme of Emirati music. Audiences will once again enjoy the buzz and open-air ambiance of a live concert, from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

Day 1 : 2 December 2020

This concert brings the sounds of Ahmed Al Hosani & Bait Al Oud Musicians as well as a special performance from Faisal Al Saari and band: To Zayed Salam.

Day 2: 3 December 2020

Najma El Koor, Tariq Al Menhali & Friends with Musicians from Bait Al Oud Intermission Faisal Al Jasim & Band

“Following a long nine months without live entertainment, we are delighted to bring audiences a dynamic showcase of the rich musical heritage of the UAE,” said Saood Al Hosani, Acting Undersecretary at DCT Abu Dhabi. “It is particularly special that we are able to offer these concerts to the community on the occasion of the country’s 49th National Day, a celebration which commemorates our shared culture and collective identity, the legacy left by our late, great founding father. With an impressive roster of singers and musicians set to light up the stage at the historic Al Jahili Fort, we are pleased to be able to provide these artists with a platform for their talents and to allow people to experience the vibrancy of a live show in a safe environment.”

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