Every year on 2nd December, Emiratis have a grand commemoration across whole UAE to celebrate the ‘UAE National Day’ as it marks the day when all seven Emirates are unified and stand under one flag. Like every year, UAE National Day 2016 will be celebrated high with a number of events taking place across the country and people expressing their joy by dressing up in the UAE national flag colours, decorating their car, homes and streets. This year will mark the 45th birthday of the UAE.
UAE National Day 2016
The 45th UAE National Day is just 1 day away and it’s high time to plan this long weekend. Unfortunately, there are no car deals on this occasion, but there are plenty of activities for people of all ages to celebrate this day the way they want. Let’s take a look at few of the best UAE National Day activities.
Visit Yas Marina Circuit
On National Day, Yas Marina Circuit is not just about motorsport, you can visit with your family and enjoy fireworks, live music, human claw, story-time with Dr. Ahmed, Arabic calligraphy, henna painters, falconry, harbya dancers, face painters, art and crafts segment for the kids, hot-air balloon amusement rides and caricaturists.
Cost: Free entry Timings: 2pm to 7pm Date: December 2
Annual Car Parade
As you come out of the Yas Marina, you will find tens of hundreds people with decorated cars to take part in the annual car parade.
Location: Outside Yas Marina Date: December 3 Time: 4pm to 9pm
Racing kart enthusiasts should celebrate more on this UAE National Day, as they can take pleasure in participating kart racing at a 35% discount. It does not matter if you are a beginner or an expert the racing sessions are perfectly suitable for everyone. However, do not forget to take more information at http://www.alainraceway.com.
Location: Al Ain Raceway, Khatam Al Shiklah Street, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi Cost: Dh225 per person for a 45 minute session Timings and dates: December 2 2pm to 10pm; December 3 10am to 6pm Contact: +971 3 768 6662
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Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens
If you are a Rugby fan, head to Sevens Stadium to watch hundreds of matches. The 2016 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens starts from tomorrow and the good news is that the entry is free.
Location Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, E66, Dubai Cost December 1 Free entry; December 2 and 3 Dh300 for advance tickets Dh400 on the day; Season tickets Dh500 in advance Dh600 on the day; Free for children under 12
Party at Emirates Palace
Partying at National Day and that too at Emirates Palace could be the best and most enjoyable activity of the day with fireworks, a beach party, festive hampers, lucky draws for Emirati visitors, a show of 45 diverse kinds of dates and video mapping.
Location Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Cost Dh200 per person (includes food and beverages for National Day party); Dh750 for festive hamper (includes festive season cookies, traditional German stollen, a bottle of bubbly, truffle honey, chocolate truffles, duck rillettes and smoked salmon with 24 carat leaves Contact +971 2 690 9000
Dine and Visit Dubai Parks for Dh45 Each
To make the 45th birthday of UAE memorable Cascade Dining has created a 45 dish menu for 45 hours for just Dh45. Besides, 4,500 tickets for Dubai parks and resorts will also be available at Dh45 only. Most of these have already been sold out but you might get limited tickets at the park gates on first come first served basis.
Location Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Cost Dh45 per dish (for 45 hours during National Day celebrations) Timings 9am to 12am Dates December 1 to 3
Location Dubai Parks and Resorts, near the Outlet Village, Dubai Dates Sale online starts on November 26 Dates of offer December 1 to 3