The big day is finally around the corner…

The United Arab Emirates is turning 50 on December 2, 2021 and of course, that is a huge reason to celebrate. In true Dubai style, there is going to be celebratory fireworks taking place around the city that you don’t want to miss.

This year’s National Day celebrations will run from December 2 to 11 and will include a jam-packed lineup of events, retail promotions, concerts, and family-friendly activities. We’re officially getting a four-day weekend from December 1 to 4 to celebrate.

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Here’s where you can watch the fireworks… 

The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah – 8pm, Thursday December 2

Dubai Festival City Mall – 8pm and 10pm, Thursday December 2

The Beach, opposite JBR – 8.30pm, Thursday December 2

The Beach, opposite JBR – 8.30pm, Thursday December 2

Atlantis, The Palm – 8pm, Friday December 3

Ain Dubai, Bluewaters Island – Three hourly night shows between 6.30pm to 10pm, December 1 to 3. Three-minute firework show at 8/30pm on Thursday, December 2.

La Mer – 8.30pm, Friday, December 3

So, what else can you expect from the National Day celebrations? 

The main event for the National Day celebrations will be held at Hatta Dam. The audience will be surrounded by the Hajar mountains as a floating theatrical experience takes them on a journey of the land’s history in the lead-up to the inception of the union and the 50 years that followed.

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It takes place for nine days from December 4 to 12. The event will be live-streamed online here but if you want to see the show in person, get your tickets quick from Prices start from Dhs300.

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Dubai’s popular outdoor festival Beach Canteen is back from November 25 where besides plenty of food, there will be live entertainment and activities.

At the malls, there will be plenty of sales for shoppers who can also check out the food court, cafes and restaurants to snack on UAE National Day based treats.

For more information about National Day celebrations, head to

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