2019-09-29 11:00:37


Theatrical super show will bring legendary UAE historical stories to life in an immersive entertainment spectacle, the scale of which the nation has “never experienced before”

Tickets for ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium
on sale from Monday 30 September, 12 pm

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sunday 29 September 2019: The showpiece of the official 48th UAE National Day Celebration will be a monumental theatrical masterpiece entitled ‘Legacy of our Ancestors’, with stories from the UAE’s past that showcase the country’s values long-embedded in its heritage and culture. The event will take place in the country’s capital, Abu Dhabi, on 2 December 2019 at Zayed Sport City Stadium.

Inspired by local folklore, ‘Legacy of our Ancestors’ will take spectators on a fascinating historical exploration of the UAE’s values, which remain the cornerstone of this country. The timeless narrative will be brought to life under the special effects of the moon through dazzling live performances, stunning digital art, and awe-inspiring visual and sound effects. 

The audience will be immersed in stories of courage and pride, about people who are resilient and resourceful, honourable and devoted. The performances will encapsulate the greatness of the UAE’s ancestors, a spirit that has carried through today and will into the future.

“The epic scale of this production, coupled with the rich tapestry of values derived from our most precious of stories, will ensure ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ reaches a theatrical level never experienced before in the UAE. The show will create a sense of pride, which will live for many years to come and serve as a fitting masterpiece for the official 48th UAE National Day Celebration,” said Saeed Al Suwaidi, Representative of the organising committee of the official 48th UAE National Day Celebration.

“With more than 200 nationalities proudly calling the UAE home, our National Day remains a much-loved calendar date for Emiratis and expatriates alike. As Abu Dhabi continues to attract a growing number of regional and international visitors, we hope ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’ will shine a greater light on the stories of our past that continue to shape our future.”

A limited number of tickets will be available from 30 September, 12 pm from or by calling 800 86823.