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Monday, December 2 officially marks UAE National Day, celebrating 48 years since the seven Emirates united – and many of us are looking forward to a five-day weekend.

Never one to shy away from a celebration is Dubai Festival City Mall, who will be putting on a spectacular performance on Monday, Dec 2. A special Year of Tolerance-themed IMAGINE show and a huge firework display will take place at both 8pm and 10pm respectively.

Visitors to the mall before December 2 are invited to take selfies in a purpose-built photo booth. These will then be projected onto the water beams at the ‘Faces of the Nation’ IMAGINE experience – to reflect the variety of cultures and religions in the UAE.

Additional celebrations will take place throughout weekend from 3pm on Friday November 29 and Sunday December 1 to Tuesday December 3 with fun for the whole family, including live music, entertainment, shows and loads of activities.

There will be special workshops and events on for the little ones from Friday November 29 to Tuesday December 3, where they can get creative with colouring, hat customisation and even get their faces painted.

If you fancy jazzing up your nails or skin to celebrate the UAE National Day, there will also be nail painting as well as traditional Henna for you to try out at Robinson’s, where all the kids’ activities will be.

If you’ve never seen the IMAGINE show, you’re in for a treat. The mesmerising experience will combine water, light, fire, visuals and music to tell an emotive story, so we’re sure when it comes to celebrating the Year of Tolerance, the show will be seriously wow-worthy.

Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, Monday December 2, fireworks and IMAGINE show, 8pm and 10pm, free. Tel: 800 332. dubaifestivalcitymall.com

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