UAE National Day Celebrations in Abu Dhabi

Organised by Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi celebrates the 47th UAE National Day with a fantastic line up of awesome events and extraordinary promotions. Join the festivities as the Emirate comes together to bring a spectacular celebration featuring scintillating fireworks, fascinating air show, heritage festival, F&B offers and shopping offers and more! 

Exciting Activations
Enjoy the ‘offers’ galore in Abu Dhabi! Avail the special 'Glam Nation' offers and discounts on delicious cuisine in the most popular restaurants offered as part of the National Day celebrations.

  • Glam Nation Shopping Special
    Celebrating the UAE National Day, 'Glam Nation' is back again with unbeatable offers on beauty & health products. Shoppers spending AED 1000 Health & Beauty/Cosmetics/Perfume & Oud products can win* AED 100 mall vouchers on December 2 at participating stores in five malls:
    - Al Wahda Malll
    - Marina Mall
    - Bawadi Mall
    - Dalma Mall
    *The first 100 shoppers only win the vouchers

  • Careem Offers
    Yalla, let’s go! Careem will offer discounts of 47% on fares to all the above National Day events across Abu Dhabi. Just use the Promo Code ‘AD47’.
    December 2

Spectacular Events
Special events await you in Abu Dhabi! From unique offers, colourful fireworks, a thrilling airshow to a traditional heritage festival – there’s something for everyone across the five day celebration in the Emirate.

  • Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival
    Held to coincide with UAE National Day, the Festival features a wide array of cultural activities to celebrate the Spirit of the Union.
    Dates: 30 November until 26 January 2019
    Time: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Location: Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi

  • Yas Island Celebrations
    The island presents various interactive and enthralling family-friendly activities and performances to celebrate the 47th Uae National Day.
    National Day Colours at Yas Marina Circuit: Let your colours refuel your pride at Yas Marina Circuit on December 2 from 2:00pm-9:00pm. Enjoy an action-packed day for the whole family with live drift shows, track motor experiences, live music, kids entertainment, cultural experiences and a grand finale of fireworks at 9:00pm. Free entry for all. Register in advance for a chance to win one of 100 different Yas Island prizes including F1 2019 tickets and hotel packages. 
    Yas Marina: Yas Marina welcomes families for three days of National Day celebrations. From December 1-3, kids can enjoy mini outdoor theater performances and roaming entertainment around the promenade and also take part in some UAE inspired arts and crafts in an heritage themed area. 
    Yas Mall:  Paying homage to the UAE’s rich cultural heritage, on 1-3 December from 12:00pm – 12:00am, Yas Mall’s celebrations will include remarkable live Emirati stage performances including mesmerizing Ayala dancers as well as roaming UAE Musicals. To surprise shoppers and bring a smile to every visitor’s face, there will be roaming entertainment over the weekend throughout Yas Mall. 
    Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi: Get your competitive spirits ready with the Biggest Water Battle as part of the colourful 47th National Day celebration of the UAE, on December 2. 
    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: Adventure lovers can join the festivities at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with activities and cultural shows for the whole family from December 1-3.
    Dates:November 30 –December 3
    Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

  •  ‘This Is Zayed’
    The official celebration of UAE's 47th National Day celebrates and honours the life and achievements of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, with a remarkable visual show for all ages.
    Dates:December 2
    Time: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
    Location: Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi

  • Fireworks Display
    Celebrate the spirit of the Union with some spectacular, and never seen before fireworks displays in four locations on December 2:
    Zayed Heritage Festival (8pm)
    Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium/8:00pm
    Madinat Zayed, Al Dahfra/8:00pm
    Abu Dhabi Corniche/9:00pm

  • Al Fursan Air Show
    Don’t miss the showcase of an array of breathtaking aerial manoeuvres on Abu Dhabi Corniche this National Day, with special appearances from the air force’s Mirage 2000 and F-16 jets.
    Dates:December 2
    Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Location: Abu Dhabi Corniche

  • Abu Dhabi Municipality
    The National Day celebrations will be marked with several events near the Capital’s Municipality Park. Ayyala, Saudi and Indian folklore bands will perform on stage from November 28 to December 5, with 40 heritage kiosks and 10 food trucks also on site. 
  • Al Ain City Municipality
    Events at Hili Fun City on December 1 and 2 will feature series of artistic and innovative performances, in line with the ‘Year of Zayed’, will be on offer, with the addition of even more international and local shows including the world premiere of the ‘Open Sesame’ show, which will be presented at the children's theatre.  
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi is presenting a variety of heritage shows for museum visitors during the National Day holiday.

  • Al Ain Club is organising a parade, a small market and musical performances.

  • The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club in association with Emirates Swimming Federation is organising a special celebratory swimming championship

  • Emirates Heritage Club is presenting a special National Day rowing race off the shores of the Heritage Village on the Corniche breakwater.

  • Mubadala will also celebrate National Day by transforming Al Maryah Island’s waterfront promenade into an oasis of celebration, with live performances, fun activities for all the family, traditional food options and its own fireworks extravaganza at 9:00pm.

date and time

Fri, Nov 30, 2018 - Mon, Dec 03, 2018

contact info

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

Schedule

Date Time Location Notes
Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2018 Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival
Nov 30 - Dec 03, 2018 Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Yas Island Celebrations 
Dec 02, 2018 04:00 PM 09:00 PM Zayed Sports City , Abu Dhabi 'This is Zayed' Show
Dec 02, 2018 08:00 PM 08:15 PM Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain Fireworks Display
Dec 02, 2018 09:00 PM 09:15 PM Madinat Zayed Park, Abu Dhabi Fireworks Display
Dec 02, 2018 04:00 PM 05:00 PM Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi Al Fursan Air Show

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