Saturday, December 10, 2011
UAE National Day - 2011
Last Friday, December 2 was the celebration of the United Arab Emirates 40th anniversary as a country. The government and its people went all out for the celebration. Cars were elaborately decorated, entire houses were draped with enormous flags, buildings were specially illuminated in the country's colors, signs were put up all over town, helicopters and planes flew over the city with flags and colored smoke, and people took to the streets waving flags and showing their pride for the UAE. The events concluded with the most amazing stage show we've ever seen and covered the country's history over the last 40 years. It reportedly cost over $10 million dollars to produce and included hundreds of performers, lasers and lights, fireworks, pyrotechnics, and a 360 degree stage that appeared to rotate with the projected images and music.