UAE National Day: all the new guidelines for car decorations

From sticker placement to maximum passengers…

UAE National Day may look a little different this year, with parades and gatherings prohibited, and a virtual celebration taking place in Abu Dhabi. But that doesn’t have to stop you embracing one of the great UAE National Day traditions of car decorations.

Before you go adding patriotic flair to your vehicle for the long weekend, the Ministry of Interior (MOI UAE) has issued a list of guidelines for National Day car decorations.

Here’s what you need to know…

  • Don’t cover your car’s rear, side or front windows with stickers or a sun shade
  • Don’t stand on the roof of the car or pose out of the window
  • Don’t modify your car’s engine to cause noise or make unauthorised additions to the engine structure
  • Do not use any materials or appendages that may limit your vision, such as installing a flagpole
  • Refrain from performing car stunts
  • Follow traffic rules and don’t disrupt traffic or block the road
  • The regular Covid-19 rules regarding maximum capacities, face masks and social distancing should be observed at all times
  • Parades and gatherings are prohibited

Things to do over the UAE National Day long weekend

Take advantage of suit staycation deals in Dubai

Plan a staycation in Dubai for the National Day long weekend, with brilliant deals starting at Dhs241 a night. From beach breaks to family adventures and wellness-focused stays, there’s a Dubai staycation to suit your mood.

Book an overseas trip to one of these quarantine-free destinations

If you fancy venturing further afield, then check out our guide to destinations where UAE residents can travel without having to quarantine on arrival.

Enjoy deals on dining and shopping

From a 49 per cent saving on cafe meals to National Day-themed dishes and shopping discounts, discover all the best deals in Dubai for the 49th UAE National Day.

Celebrate UAE National Day virtually

This year, we’ll be celebrating the 49th UAE National Day differently, with a focus on virtual celebrations. Find out how you can catch the Seeds of the Union, a TV extravaganza on December 2.