Celebrate the UAE…

The United Arab Emirates is turning 51 on December 2, 2022, and to celebrate in true Dubai fashion, there are going to be celebratory fireworks taking place around the city that you don’t want to miss.

Besides this, there will of course be a jam-packed lineup of events, retail promotions, concerts, and family-friendly activities. And, remember, we will also get a public holiday, though this is yet to be announced officially by the UAE government.

Here’s where you can watch the fireworks in Dubai on UAE National Day 

The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah

pointe fireworks

Retail and entertainment destination on Palm Jumeirah is celebrating UAE National Day with fireworks on Friday, December 2 at 9pm. You will be able to see the glittering performance from both the East and West end of The Pointe. Pick a restaurant or a cafe outdoors so you can enjoy a treat as you soak in the event.


Dubai Festival City Mall

Dubai festival city

Located in Dubai Festival City, this family destination will be hosting fireworks on Friday, December 2 at 9pm. There will be a live performance of the UAE National anthem at Festival Bay and a stunning IMAGINE show with water fountains, lights and lasers. Additionally, visitors can enjoy roaming entertainment including traditional bands and drumming acts. From 8pm you can enjoy a concert by Emirati star Fayez Al Saeed. After the fireworks, DJ Bliss takes to the stage from 9.15pm and will perform for 90 minutes. While you’re here, make sure you check out Vibes by The Bay for some shopping and to indulge.


Global Village

Global Village

The multicultural family destination has plenty to keep visitors busy, so much so that you will want to keep returning to see it all. There are fireworks every night over the weekend and we are sure they will go big on UAE National Day. Expect fireworks, entertainment and much more. For more things to do at Global Village, visit this link here.


The Beach

The popular waterfront complex opposite JBR is hosting fireworks at 8pm on Friday, December 2 to celebrate UAE National Day. Make a day of it and enjoy a day shopping, dining at one of the very many restaurants or just soaking in the views and weather at the beach.


Al Seef

al seef fireworks

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If you were looking out for an opportunity to discover Al Seef Dubai – the bustling waterfront promenade in Old Dubai, head over on UAE National Day. On the big day, expect celebrations starting at 4pm including workshops, kid shows, roaming entertainment, a parade from 7pm to 9pm and more. From 8pm to 10pm there will be a firework display.  



Fireworks will light up the sky over Bluewaters on  Friday, December 2 at 8pm, but head there early as there is plenty of entertainment to enjoy. Listen to Emirati folk music, get some henna tattoos, (temporary) and see traditional falconry – one of the UAE’s most honoured traditional sports.


Make sure you bookmark this page as we will update it as and when we hear of venues celebrating with fireworks on UAE National Day. 

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