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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

40th UAE National Day Activities in Fujairah—Detailed Program and Schedule

Packed Program

The 40th UAE National day activities in Fujairah posted on this page are many, varied and scattered right across the emirate of Fujairah.

Slight Delay

The 40th UAE National Day activities were to have commenced in Fujairah and across the Emirates 40 days in advance of the National Day (2 December) but in respect for the passing of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the starting date is 1 November 2011.

Chair of the Higher Committee for celebrations in Fujairah, Mr. Mohammed Saeed Al Dhanhani, said that no activities have been dropped but the schedule has been compressed to make for a richer program.

Main Events

The main celebration will be held at the Fujairah corniche and will continue for three days. This will be run concurrently with another maritime celebration further north at Al Faqeet Family Beach in Dibba.

The celebration will include three musical concerts in which Arab and Emirati singers will perform.

Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition

The largest activity in Fujairah will be the running of the Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition and the associated heritage village and cultural activities. This is organized under the generous patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah.

Running a bigger and brighter program than in its inaugural year, this event is linking with the National Day celebrations because of its rich cultural heritage activities.

The heritage activity program commences on 10 November 2011 and the sword competition on 11 November. The Al Saif Competition and Crown Prince Heritage festival at the Fujairah Fort continues until 17 December.

Small Yet Significant

There are a host of other smaller activities which include a police band and a children’s drawing gallery.

Mr. Dhanhani (pictured) said that one of the distinctive things about the Fujairah program is that it will be conducted in many of the smaller towns of the Emirate, such as Masafi and Bidyah.

Download Your Copy

Update: A new and revised program has been added to these links as at 4 November 2011. If you downloaded your copy before this, please download and get the latest copy in Arabic or English.

Download your copy of the 40th UAE National Day activities-Fujairah in Arabic from this link.

Download your copy of the 40th UAE National Day activities-Fujairah in English from this link.


Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition, Heritage Village and Activities at the Fujairah Fort: Website; Facebook Page.

Geoff Pound

More Fujairah news, information, resources and photos are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

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