National Day 2017: Events in Dubai
The 2nd of December marks the 46th year since Abu Dhabi and Dubai formed together to create the United Arab Emirates and is a national cause for celebration. To mark National Day 2017, there are plenty of events going down around the whole country where you can really rock your nationalism and celebrate 46 years of unification for the Seven Sheikhdoms of the United Arab Emirates.
The United Arab Emirates is now made up of Ajman, Abu Dhabi (as the Capital), Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah and Umm Al-Quwain.
The most creative display of unity can be seen at Kite Beach Jumeirah, where 4,000 flags have been placed in the sand to form the image of Sheikh Zayed, the country’s Founding Father, when viewed from above.
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Some of the many great events taking place throughout the country will be taking place in Dubai, the most populous emirate of them all and a major global city, technical and financial hub known around the world.
You can take your pick from any of the following major events:
National Day at the Mall of the Emirates
Enjoy live shows while you shop at one of the biggest and best shopping destinations in Dubai. Three shows per day over the National Day weekend will keep you entertained and you can even take part in a huge mosaic created by photos of residents, visitors and nationals of the UAE at the One Heart One Nation stand.
National Day at City Centre Mirdif
City Centre Mirdif will be celebrating the UAE National Day with a tonne of huge live entertainment shows while you enjoy some of the best retail and dining experiences available. You’ll be able to prowl through the makeshift souk built within the mall and enjoy some traditional Emirati food, drink and a falcon show.
National Day at City Centre Deira
Join in the fun at City Centre Deira for National Day with a circus themed parade throughout the mall, with five performances per day with stilt walkers, jugglers and other circus performers.
National Day at City Walk
Enjoy some family entertainment at City Walk with an incredible parade made up of more than 1,200 performers across 16 countries. With loads of activities for kids and a Heritage Village, you’ll find more than enough to do at City Walk.
National Day at La Mer
One of the newest developments in Dubai and sure to become a major hotspot for locals and tourists, La Mer is hosting some fantastic National Day celebrations. Enjoy the UAE’s rich history through the unique lens of graffiti art and enjoy some traditional local entertainment and culture.
National Day at Dragon Mart 2
Dragon Mart 2 is pulling out all of the stops with a huge nine day festival to celebrate UAE National Day. Food, drinks, a heritage market, arts, crafts and falcons as well as variety of live performances, you’ll have more than enough to see even if you spend all nine days at Dragon Mart 2.
National Day at Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City’s National Day celebrations will be an amazing experience if you can manage to get yourself to one of the most popular shopping destinations in Dubai, there’s going to be a showcase from an international jet pack performer, a helium balloon acrobatic act and a flyby from the UAE Air Force.
If you’ve never seen the IMAGINE Fire and Water show at Dubai Festival City, now would be the perfect time to catch this amazing and spectacular experience and it’ll be all washed down with an amazing firework display.
National Day Fireworks
There’s going to be a few huge firework displays this UAE National Day, so be sure to check your favourite venue to see if they’ll be putting on a show. We’ve got confirmation that La Mer, the latest beach development in Dubai, will be putting on a firework display on the 1st of December and on the 2nd we’ve heard there’ll be a spectacular firework display at The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residences. So, make sure you’re checking your schedules so you don’t miss out on these amazing displays.