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How To Celebrate National Day in Dubai, UAE?

The National Day of UAE is celebrated on December 2 with zest and pride to commemorate the unification of the Emirates. Dubai lights up to showcase the nation’s pride with a host of activities. From colorful parades, dazzling firework displays to exciting shopping bonanzas, this is an interesting time to be in Dubai. Experience the grand scale National Day celebration as Dubai is decked in the hues of the National Flag. Let us take a look at the top things to do to make the National Day in Dubai, UAE memorable for you and your loved ones.

How To Celebrate National Day In Dubai, UAE?

Be Amazed at the Grandeur of the National Day Parades

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Look out for the Dubai Police Parade at Rashid Boulevard. Stay amazed at the brilliance of color, dance, and sounds of music at the parade. It includes dancers in traditional attire, sections of floats dedicated to the architectural marvels of Burj Al Arab, brass and drum section, and more. The joy and fun-filled atmosphere at the parade are overwhelming.

Shake hands with people dressed up as iconic characters such as Marilyn Monroe, Superman. You can also watch the Police Marching Band smartly parade at Al Seef. Each segment of the police force is represented to add to the glitz of the spectacle. Be a part of the cheerful crowd, wave the National Flag, and dress up in the colors of the UAE in green, white, and red.

Top Hangouts: Rashid Boulevard, Al Seef

Enjoy the Sparkle of Fireworks Display

Watch the Dubai night sky light up to celebrate the National Day of UAE, in pomp and splendor. Watch as the starry night sky illuminates with color and spirit. Feel a sense of joy and excitement at the celebrations in Dubai. The National Day UAE is the most anticipated event of the year.

You could pick a spot on the waterside restaurants and enjoy the display along with fine dining experiences. Feel a sense of awe as you watch the world-class IMAGINE extravaganza. The firework displays pairs with the amazing Arabic themed display of colors of the UAE flag across the waters of the Festival Bay. Enjoy the entertainment and make the National Day celebration an occasion to remember.

Top Hangouts: Yas Island, Dubai Festival City, Al Seef, La Mer, Global Village

Feel Pride and Hope At The Burj Khalifa LED Show

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Dubai’s most famous landmark, the iconic Burj Khalifa lights up in a stunning display once again. The light show in downtown Dubai is one of the best displays of the UAE flag you can see in a lifetime. The Dubai Fountains also spring alive in a themed light show. Sway to the local ballads and music of the night as Dubai is in a celebratory mood.

Join the glitz and glamor of the moment as a sense of pride rushes through. Watch the fountain waters dance beautifully as you hear the sounds of the National Anthem. Enjoy an overwhelming weekend in Dubai and celebrate the National Day of the UAE in full glory.

Top Hangouts: Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain

Take a Staycation at Unbeatable Rates

Make the most of the long weekend and plan a quick holiday! With amazing packages on offer at the grandest of resorts, grab the rates that won’t come back. National Day Dubai offers an array of fabulous staycation spots. Itching for a long-awaited break, let us make the National Day UAE, a holiday to remember forever.

Enjoy an all-inclusive stay at the family-friendly Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island or book into the luxurious Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah. Another wonderful staycation is a stay aboard the dazzling Queen Elizabeth 2, a floating hotel. The National Day weekend onboard QE2 is a spectacular Arabic experience. These and many more staycation deals are on offer to help you make the most of a National Day celebration. Don’t forget to look out for excellent deals on restaurants, bars, and eating venues too.

Top Hangouts: Queen Elizabeth 2, Waldorf Astoria, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, BM Beach Resort, Rove At The Park. 
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Go on a  Shopping Spree at Exquisite Malls

Get your shopping bags ready and take your pick from a wide range of merchandise. Shop for branded apparel, fashion wear, leather accessories, footwear, cosmetics, jewelry, and more. Look out for fabulous promotions and celebrate National Day Dubai with joy. Buy local and international brands for unmissable prices during the super sale 3-day event. With discounts as high as 30% to 90% there cannot be a better bargain. Win instant prizes, take-home gifts from lottery sales, and get ready to become a shopaholic. The festive ambiance in the malls with Arabic music adds to the cheer beautifully. 

Top Hangouts: Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Festival City Mall, The Outlet Village, City Walk 2, The Dubai Mall

Sail Aboard the Traditional Dhow on the Dubai Creek

Turn the National Day celebrations into a magical night. The ‘Spirit of the Union’ vibe engulfs us as we feel pride and excitement. Welcome the festivity in a traditional manner on board the traditional dhow. Sail along the Dubai Creek on a 2-hour dinner cruise experience. With a brilliantly lit backdrop of the Dubai skylines, onboard entertainment, welcome drinks, and an international dinner buffet, the night is an unforgettable experience. Sit in the open upper deck and watch the splendid fireworks display from the dhow. Dance and revel in the live entertainment with Arabic fervor. A true sense of awe at being in the luxurious Emirate Dubai will set in and leave you mesmerized for more. 

Top Hangouts: Dubai Creek

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More National Days to look forward to:

  • National Day Oman: 18 November
  • National Day Kuwait: 25 February
  • National Day of Saudi Arabia: 23 September
  • National Day Qatar: 18 December
  • National Day of India: 15 August
  • National Day of France: 14 July
  • National Day Bangladesh: 26 March
  • National Day Egypt: 23 July
  • National Day Singapore: 9 August
  • National Day Nepal: 16 December
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