A full moon shone proud over the Emirates on the night they were united. This luminous moon – the spirit of our nation – inspires us all. Makes us one.
On National Day this year, we celebrate long-held values of the UAE with stories told under the light of the moon. Stories about courage and pride. About people who are resilient and resourceful, honourable and devoted, united and full of faith. Stories about the greatness of our Emirati ancestors, whose spirit we carry forward into the future. Their legacy lives on through us.
Held at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, “Legacy of Our Ancestors” is a theatrical show unlike any other National Day Celebration, lovingly brought to life by artists in their dozens, performers in their hundreds, and spectators in their thousands…
Doors open: 4pm
Attendees will need to be seated by 6:30pm, as the show will commence shortly after
The event is open to all UAE Nationals, residents and visitors. Anyone can purchase a ticket.
Tickets are available online from http://www.ticketmaster.ae or by calling Ticketmaster on 800 86 823 or by visiting any Virgin Megastore.
Tickets are available online from http://www.ticketmaster.ae/ or by calling Ticketmaster on 800 86 823 or by visiting any Virgin Megastore.
Category 1: AED 60
Group of 4 or more: AED 50 per ticket
Reserved seating in Category 1
Group tickets of 4 or more can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster on 800 86 823.
Children under the age of 2 years who do not require a seat, may enter the venue without purchasing a ticket
Seniors 60 years and older do require a ticket. Tickets for seniors are free of charge, upon presentation of photo identification. Seniors can receive their ticket by calling Ticketmaster on 800 86 823.
People of Determination do require a ticket. Tickets for People of Determination are free of charge, upon presentation of photo identification. People of Determination can receive their ticket by calling Ticketmaster on 800 86 823.
You can select one of the following Methods of Delivery when purchasing a ticket.
Ticketfast: Tickets will be sent to your email address. Please print the attachment with the barcode and bring it with you – this is your ticket.
Courier: Tickets will be sent via Aramex. Aramex will call you to arrange delivery.
You can select your section by choosing the interactive seating map option online. The system will generate the best available seats within your chosen section. This event is reserved seating.
As this event is reserved seating, the system will automatically allocate your seats next to each other when you are purchasing your tickets. However, in the event that we have sold out on a number of sections, tickets may have to be split into different areas due to availability. It is best to book early to avoid disappointment.
There is only one ticket category – Category 1.
All attendees need to go to the designated Park and Ride location stated on their ticket. A shuttle bus will take you to and from Zayed Sports City Stadium. Please read your ticket information thoroughly for your Park and Ride instructions.
No Parking is allowed at Zayed Sports City Stadium. All ticket holders must proceed to the Park and Ride location printed on their ticket.
When purchasing your ticket, there will be a dedicated “Park and Ride location” specified on your ticket, so please ensure to check this after purchase.
All ticket holders must proceed to the Park and Ride location dedicated to them
Shuttle buses will take you to and from the event, free of charge and depart every 15 minutes between 3:45pm and 6pm
Last shuttle bus departure from Zayed Sports City Stadium to your Park & Ride location will be at 9:30pm
You must present your purchased ticket to The Official 48th UAE National Day Celebration in order to board a shuttle bus
It is your responsibility to ensure that you board the correct shuttle bus back to your Park and Ride location
The last shuttle service will be leaving strictly at 6:00pm. Please check your ticket information to make sure you arrive by the cut off time of your Park and Ride location. Refunds will not be issued to those who have arrived late.
For information on wheelchair or mobility impaired seating, call Ticketmaster on 800 86 823 Wheelchair Platform is Section 14 and Section 43
This is an all-ages event. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you lose or damage your tickets, please call Ticketmaster on 800 86 823
Once you exit the venue, there is no readmission.
There will be no cloak room facilities available.
Food & beverage outlets
Prayer rooms (Male & Female)
First aid facilities
Toilets including disabled toilets
Refer to the full Terms and Conditions on www.uaenationalday.ae
You must not bring into the Venue any: (a) food, beverage, bottle, container, flag-poles and banners, chairs or other furniture; (b) camera with an interchangeable lens, tablet computers or other recording equipment, or “selfie sticks”; (c) animals; (d) item that could be used as a weapon; (e) fireworks, laser pointers, strobe lights, musical instruments and/or amplification equipment; (f) strollers; (g) other item which We or Venue security personnel consider presents a security risk or may be used to damage the Venue or interfere with the Event or affect the experience of other Event attendees.
Security checks will take place upon stadium entry.
Yes, food and beverage will be made available to purchase. No food or beverages can be brought from outside the venue.
It is recommended to use the Park and Ride facilities; however, you can be dropped off by taxi near the venue and walk to the stadium.
The overall duration of the show itself is no longer than 50 minutes
Women are advised to avoid high heels since it may be necessary to climb stairs to reach your seats, depending on their Zone and seat number.
Yes, female and male praying facilities will be located at the venue
The event is ticketed to organize the event and provide an opportunity for everyone to attend, as the seats are limited