Still haven’t decided what you want to do in celebration of the 49th UAE National Day? This year it’s a 5-day public holiday, so plenty to do indeed. 

It’s the time of year where you can spot the colors of the UAE national flag everywhere you go.

Trust us when we say it’s not just the decorations that will leave you in awe, there are many events, offers, and activities to check out!

UAE National Day Dates

Tuesday December 1st is UAE Commemoration Day. Wednesday December 2nd and Thursday December 3rd, 2020, are UAE National Day holidays.

With the weekend, it’s a 5-day break!

UAE National Day long weekend is near! Here are the top things to do for Emirates National Day this year.

1. Choose a Spot to Enjoy the Fireworks

So, why do we celebrate UAE National Day? The city’s biggest festival is in honor of the official 1971 nationalization of the 7 emirates of the UAE, and you can expect fireworks!

There’s no doubt they will be as extravagant as ever in pure UAE fashion.

The iconic skyline will light up for the UAE National Day 2020 (also known as Union Day or Commemoration Day) at these locations on December 2nd:

Global Village at 8 pm

Dubai Festival City at 7 pm.

You can also check musical fireworks at Global Village that will take place at 9 pm everyday from December 2nd to December 5th.

2. Head to Downtown Dubai

Burj Khalifa is known for its LED displays, so don’t miss the stunning show, as the tallest building in the world gets all glittered up in red, green, white, and black.

The best seat in the house is right by the Dubai Fountain, where the waters will dance to the UAE national anthem and other national songs.

The show starts at 6 pm and restarts every hour from December 1-3.

3. Watch Seeds of Union

If you’re planning for a cozy weekend-in this national day, you can watch the Seeds of Union show virtually.

The show will be broadcasted live on December 2nd in celebration of the UAE National Day directly from Abu Dhabi.

4. Travel the World at Global Village

Global Village never fails to impress. With stalls from all over the world, it’s a shopping experience unsurpassed by any other, not forgetting the plethora of food from every corner of the world.

Additionally, UAE national day events at Global Village include the following:

-Pop-up installations for the 7 emirates



-Performances by Oriana, National Operetta, Land of Peace, showcasing UAE history.

-Cultural shows.

Ticket: 15 AED per person.

5. Witness Greatness at La Perle

Award-winning aquatic show La Perle by Dragone is one of the most mesmerizing performances you could ever watch.

Located at Al Habtoor City, La Perle made headlines when it came to Dubai as the region’s very first permanent show. Combining artistry, creativity, and technology, you will be at a loss for words.

6. Enjoy a Great Laser Show at Dubai Festival City

Another idea for where to go on UAE National Day is definitely Dubai Festival City. They will put on a specially themed laser show at Festival Bay during the national day holidays. It will be quite the scene along with the fireworks.

The show will take place on December 2nd at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.

7. Enjoy Theme Parks at Yas Island

Seek adventure for UAE national day activities and make use of an exclusive offer on theme parks at the iconic Yas Island.

To celebrate national day, you can get a discount of 49% on “two park ticket bundles.” This offer includes Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi!

The offer will be available to book online on their official websites starting November 26th until December 2nd. You can use your tickets until Christmas; how great is that?

8. Relax at Saadiyat Island

How about a staycation? You can book your long weekend for national day at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island and enjoy a AED 1,500 rate per night for a deluxe room.

This is an all-inclusive stay! Hurry!

 9. Visit Qasr Al Watan Palace

Live the historical vibes of the UAE at Qasr Al Watan Palace. This year, the celebrations at the palace will include a sound and light show.

December 1 and 2:

UAE flag projected on the building at 7:15 pm

National anthem played followed by an exclusive light and sound motion show at 7:30 pm.

Ticket: 60 AED for adults and 30 AED for children below 12 years old. If you visit the palace in the morning, you will be allowed to reenter at night for the show.

10. Have Brunch in the Desert

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa has an offer for you just for National Day. Enjoy a UAE-themed brunch on December 2nd at Al Forsan restaurant. If you haven’t already tasted Emirati food, this is the place to start!

The afternoon will feature traditional dancers and a horse show.

Tickets are for AED 385 with soft drinks and AED 580 with house beverages. AED 192.5 for kids (6 to 12 years old). Kids below 5 enter free of charge.

There are more ways than one to join the festivities in UAE happening that suit everybody’s preferences. It’s time to have fun and celebrate the country that’s become so dear to our hearts. Happy UAE National Day!

Health precautions and social distancing rules are in place throughout the UAE National Day public holiday.

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