Ya Khalifatna - 41 UAE National Day Song

Ya Khalifatna - 41 UAE National Day Song

Dedicated by twofour54˚creative lab for National Day 2012, we present ‘Ya Khalifatna’. To celebrate the UAE's 41st National Day we collaborated to create a National Day song that combines elements from the much-loved UAE song, 'Zanaha Zayed' together with the song, 'Amrak Al Sami', both of which were written by renowned Emirati poet, Arif Al Khaja. Arif combined these lyrics to create a new song entitled 'YaKhalifatna' and acclaimed singer Fayez Al Saeed composed the music.

Abdul Aziz Ahmed - Director

A union between young Emirati creative talent led by first-time music director Abdul Aziz Ahmed and the acclaimed poet Arif Khaja, 'Ya Khalifatna' is the new song that celebrates the unity of the UAE. Working with renowned music producer Fayez Al Saeed, this Emirati-led project was brought to life by twofour54˚ creative lab to celebrate the UAE's 41st National Day. A competition was launched on the creative lab website that gave community members the chance to create and direct the music video for 'Ya Khalifatna' and Abdul Aziz won the competition.

who worked on this project

We were very lucky to have the commitment and enthusiasm of 15 of our community members, who worked tirelessly to deliver the project, working long hours with passion and dedication to make it a reality. We thank:

Abdelazeez Ahmed

Shaima Al Ammari


Salama Yousef


Sara Al Ahbabi

Storyboard and behind-the-scenes

Amal Al Yamahi


Abdallah Al Jenaibi

Second assistant Director

Maryam Al Marar




Amna Al Neyadi

Assistant producer

Maryam Al Shamsi

Graphic designer

Zainab Al Refaie

Behind-the-scenes video filming and editing

Sally AbdelRazak

Line producer

Mohamed Sakkijha

Production coordinator

Othman Al Hammadi


Darweesh Al Hammadi


Press Coverage

22 November 2012
'Ya Khalifatna' a new song for National Day 2012
Source: twofour54 media centre