UAE National Day in Dubai 2014
Here we take a look at all the celebrations and festivities to welcome the UAE into it's 43rd year!
About National Day
UAE National Day is celebrated on 2nd December each year for two days or more (usually on the 2nd and 3rd). It marks the UAE's formal nationalization from the British Protectorate Treaties which ended on December 1, 1971 and the eventual unification of the seven emirates in 1971 which combined to form the modern-day country.
Public sector holidays: 2nd- 4th December with work resuming on Sunday 7th
Private sector holidays: Tuesday, 2nd December
Burj Al Arab Fireworks 1st December
A celebration wouldn't be the same without the annual Burj Al Arab fireworks! True to tradition, the Burj Al Arab celebrated its 15th birthday and combined it with an extra special firework display to celebrate alongside the UAE National Day.
View our photos and some amazing videos from right up close... Click Here >>
The Dubai Grand Parade- Friday 28th November
The biggest National Day Super Car and Bike parade will wow you on the streets of Dubai!
Starting at 3pm from Meydan onto Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai and Madinat Jumeirah for the most spectacular experience and some amazing photo opportunities!
Then join us at the Meydan Motor Village to come up close with these parade cars.
The Dubai Grand Parade is an annual city-wide motoring extravaganza featuring the largest convoy of super, luxury and classic cars and bikes in the region, the Parade will weave its way through Dubai’s iconic streets and past a series of breathtaking landmarks. Led by Dubai Police’s fleet of supercars, the Dubai Grand Parade offers car lovers in the UAE a chance to seal their spot in history by being part of Guinness World Record attempts for the largest number of car brands to feature in a parade as well as for the longest selfie relay ever.
You can find the full agenda here>>
UAE National Day Parade 2014- Saturday November 29th
EW Top Tip
- get there early and use the metro as this event is very, very busy! Don't forget your camera as you'll get some amazing pics!
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any bigger or better The Parade Downtown Dubai is coming your way this UAE National Day!
Witness Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard transform into a stage, where the citizens and residents of the UAE manifest for the celebration of 43rd UAE National Day.
Join Schools, Government entities, Corporations, CSR associations, Bikers’ Clubs and be part of The Parade Downtown Dubai!
Where: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
When: 29 November 2014, 3pm - 5pm
Celebrate the spirit of the nation and the place we all proudly call home!
SEE ALSO: Check out the images from the 2013 Studio City National Day celebrations right here!
Get Street Arty With Rehlatna
- 29th & 30th November
Join them for the world's longest graffiti wall on the 29th & 30th of November
, 10am-5pm, near Jumeirah Beach Park in Dubai.
Rehlatna is an initiative to convert 2.18 kilometers of the Jumeirah Beach into an open museum in the shape of the map of the UAE. The aim of this exhibit is to highlight the many achievements of the city over the past years and treat it as a “Journey”, the Initiative created by the Crown Prince of Dubai Office.
The expanse of artworks will be placed in the shape of the map of the UAE with paintings and other artworks that represent the culture and heritage of the UAE, created by over 100 artists. Alongside the exhibition, there will be a Heritage Village area and a learning area for children where they can learn to draw and create graffiti.
To find out more visit their Facebook page>>
Dubai Marina Boat Parade- Tuesday, December 2nd
Celebrate the UAE’s 43rd National Day by joining the Dubai Marina Yacht Club boat parade. Witness the spectacle of yachts dressed in UAE themed decorations at the UAE National Day Boat Parade and Family Fun Day.
Date : 2nd December 2014
Venue : Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Time : 12:00pm to 06:00pm
Fees : Free
This sounds like a great one- make sure you don't miss out!
Dubai will attempt to break yet another world record, this time using gorgeous flowers.
The UAE will create 43 very unique UAE flags around the city using flowers on the green belts and parks around Dubai.
We are so excited to see the result of this.
Get ready with your cameras when you see these beautiful arrangements out and about.
The weather is perfect for being outdoors so you've no excuse!
Flags, flags, flags! Now's the time for all of us to fly the flag proudly! You will see whole buildings draped in flags as well as cars with roof flags! A great place to buy souvenirs and flags are the petrol stations- they usually have a great selection to enable you to join in the fun!
Cars & Parades
‘Celebrate Spirit of the Union Without Irregularities’
We all love to celebrate and car parades and decoration always seem really popular but there are some rules to follow- for your safety, the safety of other road users and all citizens of the UAE... here are the rules from the Abu Dhabi Police Department- make sure you follow them or you could get your car impounded, a 2000 Dhs fine and 12 black points! Stay within the rules and stay safe- and have fun!