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Things To Do On UAE National Day

On the UAE National Day, there are various meaningful activities you can engage in to celebrate and embrace the spirit of your nation. Every year the United Arab Emirates National Day is celebrated on 2nd December glittering the spectacles across the nation. It’s a time to enjoy a joyful celebration with the locals and expatriates. 

9 Things To Do On UAE National Day 2023

Here in this blog, we’ve gathered some of the wonderful things you can do to have a memorable and fun-filled long weekend. Let’s see what you can do on UAE National Day.

Attend Fireworks Displays

There will be a lot of fireworks displays in the United Arab Emirates, and you can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere by visiting them on National Day. First, you should find a good vintage point so you can enjoy the spectacular show of lights in the night sky. 

Visiting places with firework displays is a magical and beautiful way to celebrate the special national day with family and friends. Most importantly, your kids will surely enjoy it. 

You can enjoy fireworks with friends and family at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Yas Bay, Sheikh Zayed Festival and Al Maryah Island.

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Visit Military Museums

On UAE National Day, you have the opportunity to get into the nation’s history by exploring military museums. These museums serve as repositories of the country’s past and they showcase the evolution of its armed forces and the role they’ve played in shaping the UAE. 

Exhibits often feature artifacts, memorabilia, and interactive displays that provide insights into the military’s growth, achievements, and its integral part in the formation of the United Arab Emirates.

These military museums not only pay homage to the dedicated men and women who have served but also offer a chance for the public to appreciate the developments and challenges overcome by the armed forces. It’s a unique way to commemorate the UAE National Day.

You can visit museums like the Etihad Antiques Gallery, Emirates National Auto Museum, and Saruq al Hadid archaeological museum.

Watch Parade on TV

You can celebrate the spirit of UAE National Day by tuning in to the televised parade. From the grandeur of military displays to the cultural showcases, the televised coverage provides a front-row seat to the festivities.

You can witness the precision and discipline of the armed forces as they march in unison and showcase their dedication to the country’s security and prosperity.

Families and friends can gather around the screen, enjoying the dynamic visuals and absorbing the energy of the celebrations. It’s a moment to reflect on the achievements and progress of the nation while sharing the pride of being a part of the diverse and dynamic United Arab Emirates.

Mirzam GAHWA and Chocolate Pairing Workshop

UAE National Day

On Dubai National Day, you can indulge in a delightful tasting experience at Mirzam’s GAHWA and Chocolate Pairing Workshop from December 1-3. Sip on the rich flavors of Mirzam’s single-origin dark chocolate and savor the perfect harmony. It creates a delightful taste when paired with locally roasted GAHWA – an Emirati coffee infused with cardamom and rose water. 

Decorate Your Home or Car

UAE National Day

To celebrate the National Day, you can decorate your house or car using red, green, white, and black colored decorations. 

Additionally, you can use flags, banners, and other festive decorations like party poppers, balloons, etc. 

Playing a part in decorating is a fun and easy way to show your national pride and be part of the festive atmosphere.

Family Picnic in the Park

You can also pack a picnic basket with your favourite snacks and head to a local park. Enjoying alone or with family and friends is a sure way to celebrate the happening on National Day all around. 

Picnics in parks will allow you to experience the pleasant open air. You can indulge in games and relax with your friends and family. 

Dressing up in the traditional Emirati dress will add to the fun, and one can prepare Emirati dishes as well to add a local touch to your celebration.

Visit The Global Village

On the National Day in Dubai, you should surely visit the mesmerising Global Village. This is a place where an immense crowd assembles to sing collectively the national anthem. Also, the Dubai Mall hosts captivating performances by troupes of Ayala dancers. 

You can also experience the pinnacle of visual extravagance at the Burj Khalifa, where a dazzling LED show inspired by the UAE flag unfolds. Simultaneously, the Dubai Fountains choreograph a beautiful and astonishing performance synchronised with the national anthem. 

To witness the grand finale, you should watch the breathtaking fireworks set against the majestic backdrop of the Burj Al Arab for an unforgettable spectacle.

Baking and Delicious Goods from Atelier

Yamanote Atelier is a high-quality Japanese bakery located in Al Ferdous 2. This bakery is excited to organise a complimentary baking master class for children on a National Day in Dubai. Experienced Japanese chefs will guide the class. The young participants can discover the art of baking using Emirati-inspired ingredients. Specific UAE ingredients will be used to bake all the delicacies. They are mostly dates, thyme, saffron, and cardamom. 

This engaging and educational event aims to introduce kids to the culinary world, incorporating local flavours and cultural elements into the baking experience.

Going to the Beach

To have a delightful beach outing, there can be no better day than National Day. You can plan a visit to Al Mamzar Park, which is situated on the Dubai-Sharjah border. This expansive park is an ideal destination for those planning to spend the National Day weekend in UAE.

Mamzar park offers a perfect blend of relaxation and recreation. There is a beautiful beach with four spacious grassy areas, bicycle paths, a swimming pool, a skate park, and multiple barbecue zones. 

Al Mamzar Park provides a diverse range of activities for everyone, whether it be children or adults.