The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi revealed the details of its “Fiftieth Year” program dedicated to celebrating the UAE’s golden jubilee by launching the “Golden Jubilee Cultural Card”, which provides visitors with the opportunity to experience 50 new cultural experiences and explore cultural sites and events, which began since October 15, and continues Until December 31, 2021.
The Jubilee Card provides its holders the opportunity to free entry to the most prominent cultural attractions in the emirate, with discounts on ticket prices for the most important events, workshops and restaurants. The program aims, through its paragraphs, to highlight the efforts of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi in preserving and preserving the cultural heritage of the capital and promoting the art scene locally and globally to discover what the cultural and artistic scene and the flourishing creative industries sector in the emirate have.
The program includes a variety of events, activities and initiatives that highlight the most important achievements of the UAE during the past five decades and foresee the future of the country. The design of the festive program “The Year of the Fifty” by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi to suit the aspirations of all societal segments. The program includes festive festivals, musical evenings and art exhibitions that celebrate the past of the UAE and provide a clear view of the future through artistic and creative works.
The most prominent activities of the program that will be held in the coming months include the return of live events to the Cultural Complex, and the hosting of a new season of the “Abu Dhabi Classical Music” series, including the Vienna Society’s concert and the La Scala Academy Orchestra concert, in addition to the concerts of the “Emirati Music” event for 2021, which It will celebrate 50 years of union through music.
The program will also witness the return of annual mass events, including the “Festival of Traditional Handicrafts and Industries” and “Al Hosn Festival,” the annual platform that celebrates the history and heritage of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. A Day at the Palace, an exhibition of classic cars, and “Nafahat Qasr Al Hosn”, which includes a variety of workshops specialized in how to make candles, perfumes and incense. In addition to art exhibitions that will present works from the collections of Abu Dhabi Museums.
The Cultural Foundation will host its art exhibition “The Complex”, which presents archival and interactive glimpses that tell the story of the “Cultural Complex” in Abu Dhabi, and installation works by three Emirati sculptors depicting the complex’s role as a global edifice of culture and arts in the heart of the capital. In addition to hosting the “Journey to Mars” experience for children, which celebrates the achievements of the United Arab Emirates in the field of space, and the exhibition of the artist Mohamed Shebaa, which is held under the title “Visual Awareness” and sheds light on the march of the Moroccan artist (1935-2013), a pioneering talent of his time. .
The public can enjoy the inaugural edition of the “Art of Now 2021” exhibition organized by the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, in addition to visiting Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain and touring the “Mud” exhibition, which helps them explore traditional architectural techniques for which the region and the world were famous in the past.
The program will also present the “Imagine Abu Dhabi” competition, which invites all members of society to participate in creating an artwork that depicts their vision for the future of the emirate during the next fifty years. In addition to hosting Abu Dhabi Business Events Week, the leading platform in the meetings and conferences sector in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East and North Africa region.
In the literary field, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi also launched the “Publishing Bridges in the Year of Fifty” project, which provides 50 publishing grants for Emirati publishers, as well as the “Emirati Ammunition” initiative, which provides a list of the most prominent Emirati literary works published during the past fifty years.