Expect some dazzling displays around the city…

UAE National Day officially takes place on December 2, with the occasion marking the 49th year since the UAE’s Emirates united.

To celebrate the big day, there will be some spectacular firework displays around the city.

Here’s where you’ll find them… 

Dubai Festival City Mall

IMAGINE Show National Day Festival City Dubai

Enjoy the fireworks displays and Arabic-themed Imagine show while having dinner at waterside restaurants, such as Al Fanar, Chili’s, Peppermill, Five Guys, Joe’s Crab Shack and more. Some restaurants are even offering seats directly on the bay for the first time ever. Guests will need to book in advance at their favourite restaurant to secure their spot. Two seating options are available, from 7pm to 9.15pm to catch the 9pm fireworks, and from 9.30pm to 11.30pm for the 11pm show. Outdoor access to the Festival Bay will be temporarily closed with no entry for walk-in diners.

Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, Dec 2, dinner reservations required, firework show 9pm and 11pm. dubaifestivalcitymall.com

Global Village

Fireworks at global village

To celebrate the 49th UAE National Day, Global Village will be hosting four nights of fireworks. The musical fireworks displays will take place at 9pm, from Wednesday December 2 to Saturday December 5.

Global Village, open now until April 18, 2021, Sat 2pm to 11pm, Sun to Wed 4pm to midnight (last entry 11.30pm), Thu and Fri 4pm to 1am (last entry 12.30am). Dhs15, free entry for under threes, over 65s and people of determination. Visit: globalvillage.ae/en/

One show to catch

The Palm Fountain

pointe fountain

Since it claimed the title of world’s biggest fountain in October, The Palm Fountain has wasted no time in becoming a go-to destination for Dubai celebrations. The 49th UAE National Day will be no different, with a spectacular show from Emirati composer, Ihab Darwish, including a live orchestra.

As stated on The Pointe social media page, the firework show that was previously scheduled for the National Day celebrations have been cancelled for safety reasons.

The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dec 1, 9pm. thepointe.ae/en