UAE 52nd National Day: Here’s How Emiratis Are Celebrating It In The Emirates Of The UAE

Take a look at how Emiratis in the dofferent emirates are honouring the UAE National Day, this year.

by Anupriya Mishra
UAE 52nd National Day: Here’s How Emiratis Are Celebrating It In The Emirates Of The UAE

The UAE National Day is nearly here. While many people might want to stay at home and enjoy the day with their families, others might want to step out. And it seems that different emirates are also honouring the day in some way or the other. So, take a look at how some of the emirates are honouring the UAE National Day, this year.

How Emiratis Are Celebrating UAE National Day In The Emirates

1. Sheikh Zayed Festival & Fireworks In Abu Dhabi

The upcoming Sheikh Zayed Festival will feature drone shows, Emirates Fountain performances, and even an International Civilisations Parade. Complete with cultural, heritage, and entertainment festivities the festival will be taking place between December 1 to 3.

The National News revealed that there will be several fireworks that will be lighting up the skies in Abu Dhabi. Yes, from Al Maryah Island to Yas Island, there are fireworks scheduled for the day in these areas.

Where: Sheikh Zayed Festival, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi
When: December 1 to 3
Timings: 4 pm to 1 am

2. Recreation Of Traditional Market Place In Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

This place will recreate the traditional Middle Eastern marketplace! Yes, complete with its authentic architecture, wooden stalls, and even labyrinthine corridors, it’s definitely one of the most exciting highlights in Dubai. While you’re here, don’t forget to explore a rotating schedule of performances that will be honouring the Emirati heritage and history. Moreover, traditional Ayyala dancers and storytellers will also be bringing the Emirati folk customs to life. As for your little munchkins, they can partake in interactive workshops, like weaving sadu designs, which tell a story, face painting, and decorating cookies.

When: December 2 to 3

3. Free Entry At Museums In Sharjah

According to a report by sharjah24, it was revealed that the Sharjah Museum Authority will allow free entry for visitors to all its museums. Yes, with respect to the UAE National Day, this will be available from 4 PM to 8 PM on Friday, December 1 and from 8 AM to 8 PM on Saturday, December 2. As such, November 30th to December 2, will see Sharjah Maritime Museum hosting some events from 4 PM to 10 PM. Yes, these include a number of workshops and even performances by the marine and military bands.

3. Traffic Fines Halved In Umm Al Quwain

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In this emirate, the Umm al Quwain Police has announced that there will be a reduction of fines by 50%. Moreover, this initiative will run for 38 days, starting from December 1 to January 7. As it happens, the traffic offences which have been committed before November 1 are also eligible for a reduction! But this scheme doesn’t include those guilty of dangerous driving behaviour. Yes, these include threatening life or property, jumping red lights, and speeding over 80 kilometres above the limit.

4. Discount On Fines In Ras Al Khaimah

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For the occasion of UAE National Day, it was revealed that the Department of Public Services in Ras Al Khaimah will be reducing the general fines for December. Yes, the value of general fines in the emirate will be reduced by 50 per cent! This move aligns with the department’s broader initiatives, thereby promoting awareness. As it happens, the authority has also urged individuals to make the most out of this opportunity!

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5. Cultural Immersion In Al Seef, Dubai


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Al Seef is another Dubai destination which is known for embodying the heart and spirit of the UAE. Sitting along the banks of the iconic Dubai Creek, which was once a bustling centre of trade and commerce, this area is indeed a major part of the Arabian souk. As it happens, today it has both old-world architecture and part modern restaurants and experiences. So, for the occasion, henna artists, falconry displays, and traditional crafts will be taking place here. Activities like basket-making and weaving will also provide complete cultural immersion! This will be happening alongside a spread of signature Emirati treats, such as Arabic coffee and luqaimat.

When: December 1 to 3, 4 pm to 8 pm

So, make your plans to enjoy the weekend to the fullest!

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