UAE National Day: 10 Things to Make your Holiday Exciting -

UAE National Day: 10 Things to Make your Holiday Exciting

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UAE National Day: 10 Things to Make your Holiday Exciting

In the late 1960’s, British left the gulf to its own devices. When the hope was waning down to shreds, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan turned out to be the hero. Zayed bin Sultan’s vision for UAE took root long before the British left the gulf, but their departure gave him the opportunity to turn his vision into reality. 2ndDecember 1971 marks the birth of UAE! 46th National Day this year to be specific! UAE national day things to do If that news wasn’t good enough to make you shout out in joy, the national day is falling on a Saturday this year. Not only has the holiday been declared on Sunday, this happens to be the same week as the birth date of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and the commemoration day, making this a four day long weekend! If you plan on whiling away the weekend by snuggling on your couch and being glued to television, dismiss it immediately! Here are some exciting things you can do over the weekend to feel utterly rejuvenated and prepared for the weeks ahead!  

Related Read: Attractions of the National Day in UAE


1. Indulge yourself in Dubai’s Tourist Attractions: Dubai Safari Park, Dubai Frame, or even La Perle by Dragone

Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, La Perle, and Wild Wadi Theme Park – Dubai never falls short of attractions for every age and gender. Stroll through Dubai Mall, (do check out 10 things you can do at Dubai Mall without spending a dime) which itself is a teeming hub of buzzing activity. You can even witness the world-class attractions from IMG Worlds of Adventure Theme Park to Hub Zero. You can also amble through resorts and Dubai Parks which altogether are a different ball-game.

2. Delve in the UAE National Day Celebrations

All across UAE, the national day is celebrated with a zest and bang. You can also be apart of this unmatched fervor if you choose to get out of bed early for a change. There are numerous places that you can visit to immerse in the national day festivities. Some of the most recommended options are as follows:

  • Witness the jaw-dropping glorious fireworks across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
  • Cheer with the Yas Marina Circuit’s National Day activities.
  • Check out the Mall of Emirates, or The Beach to revel in myriad National Day Arabic Concerts.
  • For unique enjoyment activities, do check out the Global Village.
  • Emirates Palace will also make your national day special.

Further Read: Dubai Gear up for UAE National Day Celebrations

3. KYGO Live in Dubai

If you are a music aficionado, you can experience the incredible concerto of Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a Norwegian musician and DJ also known by Kygo. Visit Burj Park which is right next to Burj Khalifa on November 30th and witness live a nerve-shattering musical night. Tickets will cost you AED 395 for regular and AED 850 for VIP tickets. KYGO Live

4. Brighten up your holiday with Stand-up Dubai

Stand-Up Dubai is a refreshing comedy event that is organized on every first Saturday of the month across Dubai. In December, it falls on the UAE National Day, which means you can grab your tickets in advance and enjoy the event. The ticket price is AED 80. Simply head down to Tribeca at JA Ocean View Hotel where you can catch up with Judi Love & Aurie Style. A splendid dose of fun, entertainment, and laughter will greatly cheer you up. Stand-up Dubai

5. The Adventurous Camel race & Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens

For all the sports enthusiasts out there, here is your chance to experience mesmerizing sports events that will blow your minds away. The Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens and the Dubai Camel Race are a sight to behold. You can also check out Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on December 1st. Here you will see trained camels racing for a whopping amount of prize. The best part is, it is free for everyone. For Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens, you must pay a fee of AED 300 to AED 400 to gain entry. After that, you will be thrilled with high-end entertainment. Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens

6. One Day Out

If you have had your fill of thrilling theme parks and mind-blowing shows, you can take a break from emirates and head away to Abu Dhabi, where you can revel in the recently launched Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. Furthermore, you can visit the Red Dune Safari or take part in Ras Al Khaimah’s Wintermania Funfair & Carnival. If you are not pressed for time, do visit the culturally rich Sharjah or Ajman as well. Red Dune Safari

7. Fly to New Horizons

With so many last-minute promotions and service offerings, you can check the various holiday packages that are especially offered on the UAE National Day. You can travel through different cities across UAE and see how they are celebrating their national day. UAE National Day

8. Explore the Hidden Treasures of UAE

If you are not one for boisterous throngs, or you want to experience the UAE National Day like never before, you can move away from the region. Step into Old Dubai’s Bastakiya Quarter or give a visit to the quaint Hatta enclave for the ultimate refreshing touch of Emirate traditions. If you are planning to visit with family, you can also drop in at the Heritage Village located in Shindagha area. If you are an entrepreneur, out of many mobile app ideas you can make an app to search hidden treasures in UAE.Dubai’s Bastakiya Quarter

9. Check Out Water Activities

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you cannot afford to miss the water sports aficionado on a national day. Take a tour ofAbu Dhabi’s stunning mangroves or even try Dubai’s water activities at Stand-Up Paddle, Parasailing, Banana Boat Rides, and Jetovator ride! Stand-Up Paddle

10. How about something adventurous & Spooky?

So, are you a ghost buster fan? If yes, this recommendation is for you. In the upcoming holidays, you can consider a trip to the village Jazirat Al Hamra, or Al Qasimi Palace in Ras Al Khaimah, which has been abandoned for more than25 years and is rumored to raise hairs for sure. With the above-mentioned places that you can visit on the upcoming UAE National day, you now have a guide on what to visit and how you can make your holiday special, exciting, and fun. village Jazirat Al Hamra


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Yousuf Rafi
Yousuf Rafi
Yousuf Rafi has been working with writing challenged clients for over four years. His educational background is in Computer Science coupled with Masters Degree in Business Communication. Being a tech-savvy he loves to write about latest happenings, and tips on web design & development, mobile app development, and SEO. Currently employed at – a digital design agency in UAE, Yousuf loves reading and exploring new ideas.