Happy Birthday, UAE…
Eagle-eyed residents may have spotted the name change of their internet provider to “UAE 51” on Wednesday, November 23. If you did find out, you might be wondering “why?” Well, it’s in celebration of UAE National Day.
The UAE will celebrate its 51st birthday on Friday 2 December and all those who call the UAE home will be able to take part in national celebrations to mark the occasion.
Every year, the private and public sectors take a day off so they can come together and celebrate. UAE National Day falls on a Friday, but remember that Thursday 1 December is Remembrance Day (formerly known as Martyrs’ Day), so most UAE residents will enjoy a four-day long weekend. The news was confirmed by the Federal Government Human Resources Administration.
Here’s how to celebrate UAE National Day
Book tickets to watch Abu Dhabi’s official celebrations
The official celebration of UAE National Day will take place on Saturday 3 December at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The festivities will last for 9 full days until Sunday 11th December.Tickets for the celebration are on sale and can be purchased here Prices start from Dhs200.
go outdoors to watch fireworks
In true Emirati fashion, there will be plenty of fireworks to mark the big day.
In Dubai, the glittering show took place at multiple locations, including The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Festival City Mall, Global Village and more.For hours and other locations follow this link here. In the capital, you can watch fireworks at Sheikh Zayed Festival, Al Maryah Island, Emirates Palace and more.You can find more details here.
Book your stay and relax
If you’re looking to take advantage of the long weekend for a staycation with family and friends, many hotels across the UAE are offering UAE National Day deals.Check out the offers here And get those reservations done as quickly as possible, before the rooms sell out.
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Staying home to celebrate the occasion? You’ll be able to watch all the UAE National Day celebrations on all local TV channels on Friday 2 December.
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