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5 Thing To Do This Weekend: National Day Fireworks, Sales, Parade and more!

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A few of our favourite things to do this weekend

Here’s to the UAE’s 45th National Day Anniversary (and long weekend)! Have a fab one, mama!

fireworksNational Day Fireworks

As the sun sets on National Day itself on Friday, 2 December, the sky will light up with fireworks at The Beach from 8:30pm. Join the desert city in a magical display that will light up the skies with a spectacular show of pattern, colour and sound. The little ones will sure be thrilled! Try to beat the crowds and get there early as the area will fill up fast.

When: Saturday, 2 December (8:30pm)
Where: The Beach, JBR (and near Burj Al Arab too)
How much: Free!

smdxb_uae-national-day_2UAE National Day Sales, Concerts and more

Kick off December with a whirlwind of activity and excitement for the UAE’s 45th National Day Anniversary! Emirati artists will take over the city at the malls from 8pm – save your spot for the truly memorable “National Day Arabic Concerts”! Dubai’s amusement parks, Global Village, IMG World and Dubai Parks will be in full swing with thrills and National Day cheer on the first three days of the month. For those of you who plan to avoid last minute holiday shopping, the malls will have special National Day sales featuring 60-90% off across the city.

When: Thursday, 1 December – Saturday, 3 December
Where: Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City, Mall of the Emirates, City Walk, The Beach and City Centre Mirdif

smdxb_paradeNational Day Parade

Bring the fam to one of the most colourful celebrations of the UAE National Day, The Parade in Downtown Dubai over the long weekend. The parade, which has become a staple celebration of the UAE National Day, takes place each year in the midst of some of Dubai’s most iconic attractions. Floats, roaming entertainment, mascots and other performers will depict cultures and traditions from the world as they make their way down Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

When: Thursday, 1 December – Saturday, 3 December
Where: Across the city

smdxb_painterThe Basics Drawing Workshop

What better way to spend the long weekend than getting artsy and creative? We just can’t get enough of thejamjar’s art programs for the kiddies! Got a mini Picasso at home? Join this drawing workshop for kiddos aged 4-12! Artist Kathleen Sulit will teach the basics of drawing and all skill levels are welcome. Don’t forget to call +971 4 341 7303 or email to save a spot, mama!

When: Saturday, 3 December (10am-12pm)
Where: thejamjar, Dubai
How much: AED 150 including all materials

smdxb_riverlandRiverland Dubai

If you’re looking for a new place to spend the UAE’s 45th National Day, we know just the place for you! Gather up family and friends, and head over to Riverland Dubai, located in the city’s newest theme park hub, Dubai Parks and Resorts. Expect National Day regalia, together with traditional dancers, falconers, Arabic tents, parades and other interactive entertainment. Get your hands decorated with henna, take a lovely stroll throughout the park and even take a ride down the river on festive, decorated boats.

When: Friday, 2 December & Saturday, 3 December
Where: Riviera Plaza at Riverland Dubai


Have a fab long weekend, mama!

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