1. Happiness Market at Zabeel Park
Zabeel Park is hosting a Happiness Market to help raise money for Dar Al Ber Society’s charitable activities. Pop-up stalls are selling jewellery, clothes, books and toys at bargain prices.
Where: Gate 1, Zabeel Park
2. Spotlight on Emirati heritage
Visitors can learn the traditional and noble art of falconry while Emirati “Al Habban” dancers will perform the most popular battle scene dance in the UAE’s culture.
Where: Bay Avenue, Business Bay
Time: 6pm to 9pm
3. Light and sound show
Aside from live cultural performances, a spectacular light and sound projected across the Pyramids building will be the highlight of the National Day celebration at Wafi Mall.
Where: Courtyard, Wafi Mall
Time: 2pm onwards
4. Amazing Dubai
A musicale that tells the story of Dubai from a small community of bedouins and pearl divers to the modern metropolis we see today. Whether you’re a long-time resident or just visiting, Amazing Dubai is both informative and entertaining.
Where: Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Time: 11am and 2pm
5. Thrill, adventure and culture
IMG Worlds of Adventure is not just about amazing rides, the indoor theme park also features traditional Emirati music and entertainment, which includes, Ayylah dancers, an Emirati traditional band and Falcon displays
Where: IMG Worlds of Adventure
Time: 11am to 10pm
6. Heritage festival in Ajman
Shops offer handicrafts, traditional fashion and commemorative products. Thre is also a food festival featuring traditional dishes provided as well as Land and Sea Carnival which extends for km
Where: Heritage Village at Marsa Ajman
Time: 10am onwards
7. Family fun at Al Jahili Fort
Visitors can enjoy traditional entertainment of “Harbiya” and “Ayala” performances, followed by an air show by the Emirates Falcons team. There is also an outdoor concert by Emirati singer Harbi Al Ameri
Where: Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain
Time: Saturday 4.30pm-10pm
8. Love Louvre Abu Dhabi
What better way to celebrate the 46th UAE National Day than celebrating it at the magnificent Louvre Abu Dhabi? The universal museum is offering a range of cultural activities, and even some educational workshops for the youngsters throughout the long weekend.
Where: Louvre Abu Dhabi
9. Mesmerizing Maryah Island
To witness some of the best fireworks in Abu Dhabi, head to Maryah Island’s waterfront promenade. The Island will also host some live cultural performances to celebrate the National Day.
Where: Al Maryah Island