UAE National Day Celebration: 44th Anniversary, Spirit of the Union
The United Arab Emirates celebrates 44 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.
First event it was the annual National Day Parade at Downtown Dubai by Emaar, was back this year on the 28th November at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard with an even bigger and better parade than ever before.
Fireworks @ Business Bay
On the occasion of the UAE’s 44th anniversary, Dubai is proud to mark the country’s National Day with you. We are delighted to invite citizens, residents and families to join us in the celebration with the most dazzling performance and spectacular fireworks at the Business Bay (behind Dubai Design District).
Location Dubai Design District Waterfront Time 6pm Cost Free
The World Air Games, conducted under the rules of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), is the premier international multi-discipline air sports event fielding the world’s top Air Sports athletes. Don’t miss this 12 day spectacular sports event in the skies of Dubai!
Location: Skydive Dubai, Al Sufouh, Dubai
7k walk: enjoy or take part in across the seven Emirates through the Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. This family friendly event has no age restriction. However, participants must be able to complete 7KM within an hour and 45 minutes, about 4km to 5km per hour. Each kilometer will symbolise one of the Emirates with the first being Abu Dhabi, followed by Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Kahimah, Fujairah, and finally finishing with Dubai back at the Burj Khalifa.
National Day Heritage Celebration: Experience the local culture and heritage through theatre shows, cartoon character shows and even get to meet with traditional troupes at the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority at the Heritage Village.Enjoy a number of competitions and win prizes for the whole family. Have the kids take part in handicraft workshops and more. Experience true Arab hospitality and shop for locally sourced traditional products at the traditional market.
National Day boat parade: Witness a fascinating boat parade on the UAE’s 44th National Day at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Bring the family along and see a number of yachts and boats with UAE themed decorations cruise the canal at Dubai Marina. There will also be a number of activities for kids including face painting, raffle draws and even a treasure hunt. For more info, click on the link below. The parade timings are from 12pm-6pm
Bicycle procession: Celebrate the 44th UAE National on 2nd December 2015 with a 37KM Cycle Parade. Be part of history as we attempt to create the first and largest UAE moving flag through the streets of Dubai, passing under the shadows of some the city’s iconic buildings along the way, beginning at foot of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. The cycle parade is not a RACE and families with children from the age of 10 are welcome to join in the fun.
The Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens, one of the region’s biggest and longest running sporting events, it is back and promises to be even bigger and better than ever. The best players in the world will converge on The Sevens stadium for the three day annual rugby extravaganza with awesome action and entertainment on offer, and fantastic fun activities for the whole family.
The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens is the second round of the nine-leg HSBC Sevens World Series, and the first round of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series. In addition over 220 teams will take part in the Invitation Tournament.
Location: The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, E66, Dubai
Flyboard X Dubai World Cup: XDubai hosts the second edition of XDubai Flyboard World Cup. Calling flyboarders from around the world to compete for the ultimate prize, XDubai will host this exciting match at SkyDive Dubai. The tournament will be held across three days with a Nations Cup held on the 3rd which is open to UAE citizens.
Location: Skydive Dubai, Al Sufouh, Dubai
Be a part of a proud tradition, celebrating the birth of a nation by participating or simply attending the events, designed for the whole family to enjoy.