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UAE 51st National Day

The 2nd of December is a special day for the UAE. On this day in 1971, the rulers of seven Emirates came together to form one nation, the United Arab Emirates. National Day is a time for reflection and celebration for citizens, expatriates and tourists alike.

Across Abu Dhabi, you’ll see flags flying proudly from buildings and cars, fireworks lighting up the sky and generosity and happiness fill the streets creating a carnival-like atmosphere. The Abu Dhabi calendar is filled with events to amaze you, expect huge names performing at concerts around the emirate plus be sure to head to the malls to make the most of National Day sales. Plan your perfect National Day weekend with Experience Abu Dhabi.

National Day celebrations at ADNEC

The 51st UAE National Day Official Ceremony will take you on a generational journey of the UAE’s inspiring pioneers as we embark on our collective future towards 2071. This year’s show will showcase moving vignettes across generations through breathtaking performances, unique technologies, and exceptional storytelling that take inspiration from the UAE’s rich culture and present-day ambitions.

UAE 51st National Day Concerts

Mark the UAE National Day weekend by attending the UAE 51st National Day Concerts. Taking place at Abu Dhabi’s iconic Qasr Al Hosn, award-winning Singer, Hussain Al Jassmi will perform a slew of his most-popular songs. Additionally, renowned singer Hamad Al Ameri will take-over to excite audiences with his unique blend of upbeat hits. You can also catch artists Balqees and Fouad Abdelwahed across the weekend too.

National Day Fireworks

Fireworks are a staple of any National Day weekend in Abu Dhabi, the night sky is lit up in celebration of the symbolic weekend. Be sure to catch official fireworks to ensure you witness the best, especially at one of the most popular sites, the Corniche. The corniche fireworks display will be showcasing the UAE's flag on the sky and will be synchronised with a music and laser show, which brings the emirate’s residents and visitors an unforgettable experience in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Postcards from Abu Dhabi
Share your National Day memories with 'Postcards from Abu Dhabi'! Create your postcard online or find your nearest participating postbox to get involved and let your loved ones know about your Abu Dhabi experience.