UAE National Day Celebration: 46th Anniversary, Spirit of the Union

UAE National Day Celebration: 46th Anniversary, Spirit of the Union

UAE National Day Celebration: 46th Anniversary, Spirit of the Union

The United Arab Emirates celebrates 46 glorious years as a Nation on this day. The seven Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain joined together to become one of the world’s fastest growing and most successful countries.

Celebrate this truly significant day with the nation by participating in or experiencing a number of fantastic and patriotic events around the city of Dubai.

It is a time of national pride and all the emirates, including Dubai, burst out in cultural celebrations. Traditional dances, shows, parades and concerts with celebrity appearances are put on to remember the country’s proud heritage.

Shows and parades

City Walk in Jumeirah from 29 November to 4 December: in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Knowledge, City Walk will be hosting entertainment and activities for the whole family, including a parade that’s set to feature over 1200 performers from 16 different countries. City Walk will also host a Grand Parade by KSA conciliate. There will be performances on stage, as well as live painters, a Heritage Village, and activities for the kids.

Mall of the Emirates to celebrate the UAE’s 46th National Day, where there will be themed decorations throughout the mall from 25 November. There will also be a ‘One Heart One Nation’ stand, where visitors will be invited to write a message expressing their love for the UAE, and have their photo taken with it.  The photo will then form part of a giant mosaic. Visitors will be able to watch a live show from 2-3 December, the weekend of National Day. The show, based around five quotes of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will feature inspirational acts and an aerial silk show. There will be three shows each day, at 4pm, 6:30pm, and 9pm.

Dubai Festival City on 2 December to celebrate the UAE’s 46th National Day. You’ll find fun and entertainment for the whole family, including an international jet pack performance, Al Yola dancers, and a thrilling helium balloon act with acrobats. There’ll be a flyby display from Al Fursan, the UAE Air Force’s aerobatic display team, and the exclusive premiere of the Imagine National Day show. To bring the day to a close, there’ll be a spectacular fireworks show, which will take place immediately after the signature Imagine show. Don’t miss this patriotic celebration.


The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Saturday December 2, 9.30pm, free.

Dubai Festival City, Saturday December 2, from 1pm onwards, fireworks at 9pm and 10.30pm, free.

La Mer. For National Day, they will be putting on their first fireworks show on Friday December 1. La Mer, Jumeirah 1, Friday December 1, 9.30pm, free

Global Village. It’s now in its 22nd season, and Global Village continues to be one of the emirate’s most popular attractions. Although the spot puts on a bi-weekly fireworks display every Thursday and Friday from 9pm anyway, expect an even bigger show this weekend for National Day (which will also be at 9pm).


A number of concerts will take place during the National Day weekend, with regional singers including:
Mohammed Al Shehhi
Shamma Hamdan
Fouad Abdel Wahid
Dalia Mubarak
Waleed Al Shami
Balqees, Meyhad Hamad, and Fayez Al Saeed