Whether you’re going for the rugby or for the party, this event is so awesome it makes headlines around the world. Running from December 1 to 3, Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens sees the best national sevens sides compete while fans live it up on the carnival stands. It’s free entry for all on Thursday December 1, advance tickets cost Dhs300 for December 2 and 3 and Dhs400 at the door.
If you’re into flashy cars, you’ve got to see this amazing December 1 procession, including 50 green, red, white and black Lamborghinis, which from above will make a huge UAE flag. The hip Dubai neighbourhood will also host markets and other activities during the long weekend from 5pm to 10pm every day.
“National Day Arabic concerts featuring Emirati artistswill take place from Thursday
December 1 to Saturday 3, at Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City, Mall of the
Emirates, City Walk, The Beach and City Centre Mirdif from 8pm.
Dubai’s massive new leisure and theme park complex is offering 4,500 tickets for only Dhs45 per park - Bollywood and LEGOLAND to choose from at this point, a symbolic price drop given it’s the UAE’s 45th National Day.
Book a five-day five-star staycation at this amazing resort on the Palm.
They’re offering an impressive discount on their usual rates, with a double
room going for Dhs935 per night, from November 29 to December 4.
What better way to celebrate the UAE’s 45th
National Day than by visiting JA Ocean View Hotel’s Emirati Village? The JBR
Hotel has temporarily set up traditional Bedouin tents where guests can learn about
local history, taste local delicatessen and have henna tattoos among other
The iconic Dubai mall will fully embrace National Day celebrations, with
live music from Dubai Police’s music band on December 2 (4pm-5.15pm), Emirati
food stands and gift voucher competitions for visitors.
To celebrate UAE National Day, Al Manara restaurant Andalusia has created a
limited edition Leg of Lamb meal marinated with seven Moroccan spices, ouzi
rice and grilled vegetables, garnished with fresh pomegranate. Costing Dhs880,
it comes with a traditional Emirati dessert and will be available from December
2 to 10.
The gourmet food truck pit-stop between Dubai and Abu Dhabi will feature a whole host of patriotic activities over National Day weekend. Café 71, Last Exit’s traditional Emirati café, will be welcoming diners to its outlet with complimentary Arabic coffee, karak chai and dates. A limited-edition menu of traditional dishes will be on offer and customers will also receive a UAE flag in recognition of the occasion.There will also be live Emirati folk musicians and traditional Arabic hospitality tents. In addition, Last Exit will be welcoming members from the ‘Lamborghini’ and ‘Maserati’ car owners’ clubs as well as ‘The Hawks Bikers Club’, who will all be making pit stops at Last Exit during the weekend.
There will be more than 40 national events and heritage-related activities in the UAE’s cultural capital over the National Day long weekend. Start off at Sharjah National Park, where there will be more than 20 concerts and shows.
Over the National Day weekend, THE BEACH at JBR will see traditional performers showcase their talents on the North Lawn from 2pm each day (December 1 to 3), including a concert by singer Faisal Al Jasem.
UAE folk groups will keep shoppers entertained as they cruise around the stores. There will also be Arabian hospitality tents offering customers complimentary henna tattoos. There will also be the opportunity for visitors to take part in a photoshoot, dressed in traditional Emirati attire.