Expect some dazzling displays around the city…

UAE National Day officially takes place on Monday, December 2, with the occasion marking the 48th year since the UAE’s Emirates united.

As well as celebrating with a extra long weekend – with public and private sector holidays confirmed as being Sunday, December 1 to Tuesday, December 3 – there will be some spectacular firework displays on around the city.

Here’s where you’ll find them…

Al Seef

When: Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2

You’ll get not one but two opportunities to see the spectacular fireworks displays at Al Seef over the UAE National weekend. They’ll ignite at 8pm on Sunday, Dec 1 and at the same time on Monday, Dec 2.

Al Seef, Dubai Creek, Old Dubai, 8pm, Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2, free. alseef.ae

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La Mer

When: Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2

See the fireworks light up above the waterfront from beautiful beachfront destination, La Mer. There’s lots of restaurants lining the beachfront, so why not make an evening of it and head down to one of them for a pre-show meal? The fireworks will take place at 8.30pm on Sunday and Monday.

La Mer, Jumeirah 1, Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2, 8.30pm, free. lamerdubai.ae

The Beach, JBR

When: Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2

For a family-oriented fireworks viewing, try The Beach at JBR. This popular tourist spot gets especially busy whenever fireworks are on, so make sure you get down there early to bag yourself a prime viewing spot. There’ll be displays at 9pm on Sunday and Monday.

The Beach, JBR, Dubai Marina, Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2, 9pm, free. thebeach.ae

The Pointe

When: Monday December 2

waterfront destination The Pointe will be putting on a spectacular show on Monday December 2 at 8pm. With a backdrop of Atlantis, The Palm in the frame as the fireworks go off, this’ll be one to get some fabulous snaps at.

The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Monday December 2, 8pm. thepointe.ae

Global Village

When: Monday December 2

It’s always an amazing fireworks show from the ever-popular Global Village and we don’t think it will be any different for UAE National Day. Their fireworks display will take place on Monday December 2 at 9pm.

Global Village, Dubai, Monday, Dec 2, 9pm. globalvillage.ae

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