6 Fantastic Ways You Can Celebrate The National Day In UAE This Weekend!

We have curated a list of ways in which you can spend the holiday with your loved ones and maybe even save some Dirhams while you are at it.

by Anupriya Mishra
6 Fantastic Ways You Can Celebrate The National Day In UAE This Weekend!

The Union Day holiday is practically here and if you are also planning for ways in which you can celebrate this important day with your loved ones in the UAE, then this article is for you. Yes, we have curated a list of ways in which you can spend the holiday with your loved ones and maybe even save some Dirhams while you are at it. Well, it’s pretty simple, as there are several fantastic deals that are available for the weekend, subject to availability.

Spending Union Day In UAE

1. Make Use Of The Food Deals


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There are several eateries across the UAE that are offering some great discounts on food. Whether it comes to indulging in desserts priced at just AED52 or some massively discounted food items, there are several exceptional offers that are available for foodies. Some of these food deals are as follows –

  • Till December 3, you can dive into an exquisite selection of three of the most popular desserts at just AED52, at Carine.
  • At Kishmish on December 2, you will be offered a dessert for free! This includes an Emirati classic Luqaimat that’s paired alongside Sheer Yahk and creamy hand-churned Afghan ice cream. It’s available during purchase, for both lunch and dinner.
  • Enjoy a 25% discount on the a la carte menus of Republic Adda Bar & Lounge, My Square, and Bay Club, at DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay.

2. Take A Road Trip Across The Country

Dubai Road
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A great way to celebrate the long weekend is to take a much-needed road trip with your loved ones. Don’t hold yourself back this weekend, as you can explore some of the best destinations that the UAE has to offer. And while you are at it, you can even go and visit Visa-free countries, as you drive across the country and marvel at the passing landscapes. Of course, you will need your favourite humans on board with this idea, but we are sure no one would want to say no to all fantastic road trip.

3. Make Use Of All The Fantastic Deals At The Hotels & Activities

Just like food deals, hotels are also giving some pretty amazing offers for room stays. So, you might want to make use of this by either making it a staycation or visiting another city for a short vacation that will make you forget about the mundanity of daily life. As it happens, several places are also offering tickets to enter their activity zone for discounted prices. Some pretty exciting offers include –

  • You can enjoy a 50% Discount on Inmate Passes at Prison Island in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
  • At Roxy Cinema, for AED52, you can enjoy a Silver viewing experience movie ticket and a medium tub of popcorn from December 2 – 4 at their Dubai Hills Mall, City Walk and The Beach locations. You can apply the promo code UNION52 on the website or self-service kiosks.
  • Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort is offering special room rates starting at AED1050.

4. Partake In Workshops


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For the occasion of Union Day, there are several workshops and events that are taking place across the UAE. For instance, Nakheel Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, and Circle Mall in Dubai are hosting free workshops and themed events. Yes, in a news piece by Khaleej Times, it was mentioned that Nakheel Mall is also hosting an AI exhibition where the famous Palm Jumeirah landmarks have been reimagined through AI-created artworks. Some of these quirky workshops include sock puppet design, pot painting, and rock painting.

5. Go Shopping With Your Shopaholic Friends

3 Day Super Sale
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As Dubai offers some of the best shopping experiences in the world, it’s hardly surprising that there’s a national day sale happening. And so for this, you might want to take your shopaholic sister along as you will get to buy some fantastic goodies for amazingly slashed prices. Yes, featuring a slew of awesomesauce deals at participating malls, shops, boutiques, and even businesses, there are several amazing deals that you wouldn’t want to miss.

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6. Attend Union Day Special Events

Several Union Day special events are taking place across the UAE! For instance at the CityWalk in Dubai, a two-day entertainment performance has been planned. Yes, during this there will also be a Union Day parade. On December 2, Adel Ebrahim, who is an Arabic folk musician will be performing in the evening. There is also a Union Day celebration planned at Dubai parks and resorts. This is being done through several attractions and activities till December 3. Take a look at some of the exciting things planned for visitors

  • RIVERLAND™ Dubai is offering a spectacular daily laser show till December 3, at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30PM. And there will also be live entertainment and a traditional BBQ at Al Mashowa restaurant.
  • MOTIONGATE™ will host live shows, dance performances, and even a variety of global cuisines.

So, if you have been confused about what to do for the Union Day, we hope this list has helped you out in some way.

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