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53-year-old Emirati walks 150km to honour UAE


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Hessa Saif, Staff Reporter

Issa Rashid Al Riyami, a-53 year-old UAE national walked 150 kilometres of the 400 kilometres journey in the Seven Emirates Walk initiative when he arrived in Ras Al Khaimah coming from Fujairah.

Riyami said he would conclude his trip in the capital Abu Dhabi on December 2 to celebrate the National Day.

Reyami added,”I started walking from Fujairah under the auspices of the Fujairah Adventure Centre, to Ras Al Khaimah, then to Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Sharjah and Dubai and eventually to Abu Dhabi to celebrate the National Day. My trip is a message to repay to the giving country and to express our love and gratitude for living peacefully on in its land.’’

The showpiece of the official 48th UAE National Day celebration will be a theatrical performance 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, organisers say.

The event will take place in Abu Dhabi, on 2nd December at Zayed Sport City Stadium.

“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.

Inspired by local folklore, ‘Legacy of our Ancestors’ will take spectators on a 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 live performances, digital art, 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.

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