The 45th UAE National Day falls on December 2nd, 2016. This day marks the unification of the seven Emirates and founding of the United Arab Emirates in 1971 under his Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The UAE means so much to its diverse population! We embody the true essence of unity and share an equal love for this beautiful country. This year, our holiday falls at the end of the week, making it a long weekend for everyone to celebrate patriotism. Make the most of your extended weekend by planning it wisely! Here are some ideas to help you make your plan.
To get a perspective on the heritage of the UAE, visit Old Dubai. It will provide you and your family with a rich experience of the UAE history. You can enter the Dubai Museum to delve into the mesmerizing past of UAE as a pearl diving country.
Traveling the world in just a few hours at the Global Village is another experience your family will surely enjoy. Global Village represents several countries around the globe where you’ll be able to enjoy each country’s traditional goods, food, and live performances. On UAE National day festivities will be held at the Global Village including several national performances, concerts, fireworks and the carnival of the world that you don’t want to miss!
If you are a shopaholic, this holiday is definitely for you because it brings the best savings you can get. The National Day Sale is a new shopping experience that started this year. It takes place on December between the 1st and the 3rd. Up to 1000 store in Dubai will be offering discounts between 30% and 90%. This sale is inclusive of everything, from fashion to electronics to home items and décor, etc. It is the perfect way to make this weekend unforgettable.
A day on the beach can never be boring. Especially, when you get to enjoy the fireworks show with your family. This year, the sky of Dubai will light up with colors that will certainly delight the crowds on Jumeirah Beach. You can plan ahead for a picnic in the cool breeze during the day and enjoy the fireworks show at night.
There’s so much more to do around the UAE to celebrate the “Spirit of the Union.” Make the most out of your extended weekend and stay safe!