UAE National Day Events You Must Witness in 2022

There is no glory without the glory of the country and its citizens. We have to be proud of our forefathers, who were able to face the harshness of life with a strong will and dedication to shape a better collective future.
– HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of the UAE

If you are in the UAE or flying to the country during the holiday season, you are definitely in for a treat! The country is set to celebrate its 51st National Day on 2nd December. With merely days left for the event, everyone is dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s to celebrate it in grandeur. The day is of historic importance that marks the unification of the seven emirates and commemorates the growth of the country. This year, people will be able to enjoy UAE National Day celebrations for whole four days. Here’s a pocket guide to the events and celebrations that will keep your spirits high.

Opening ceremony at Sharjah National Park

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The celebrations will begin at Sharjah National Park and include a special musical performance titled ‘Sultan of Giving’ that highlights the achievements of the supreme council member and ruler of Sharjah; His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi. The show-stopping performance will reflect the urban, cultural and environmental development carried out during his rule.

Other performances and attractions include snow sculpting of national landmarks, snow villages, and many more. What’s more, there will also be a performance called ‘New Era.

Mleiha Public Park

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The park will be decked with a national march accompanied by military music along with competitions and various games, prizes, and raffles. Different segments will include the participation of educational institutions.

Musical evenings @ Al Majaz Amphitheater and Khorfakkan Amphitheater

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Al Majaz Amphitheater will host musical performances by Balqees and Latifa on November 26. On the other hand, Khorfakkan Amphitheater will host Eida Al Menhali & Diana Haddad on the 3rd of December. It is said that the proceeds of these musical evenings will be donated to ‘The Big Heart Foundation’ to support the unprivileged.

Abu Dhabi Air Show

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Witness the spectacular air show at Abu Dhabi Corniche that will take place on December 2nd from 4 to 5 PM. The F-16 jets and the air force’s Mirage 2000, which bravely guards the skies, will also make a special appearance. The Air Show is among the notable UAE National Day celebrations that would not go amiss.

Al Dhaid City

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Visit Al Dhaid Fort in Al Dhaid City to attend activities and events such as the national march, camel racing, traditional and cultural events among others.

Al Bataeh

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The UAE National Day celebrations in Al Bataeh will take place from 28th to the 30th of November. Since marches and parades are a significant part of the UAE national day festivities, the town will host the same in parks and residential areas. The marches will be led by residents, schools, government departments & agencies, the Sharjah Scouts Commission and the military band. Furthermore, they will be accompanied by horse shows, folk groups, classic cars and tourist buses.

Attend Fireworks at Al Seef

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Celebrate the UAE National Day’s fireworks as they deck up the entire sky at Al Seef. It is the perfect spot to watch the sky get lit up; truly a sight to behold. The spectacular fireworks are sure to leave you in awe. Moreover, you can also explore, shop, dine and relax while you are there.


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Where architectural splendour meets history, witness a musical evening at KhorFakkan Amphitheater on the 3rd of December featuring Eida Al Menhali and Diana Haddad. The celebrations here will also comprise a national operetta and poetic and artistic performances. Bands from Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will participate in UAE celebrations showcasing a strong bond between the Gulf states.

So, what’s the wait for? Pack your bags and book your tickets to witness the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Given the n-number of UAE National Day celebrations, the only difficulty you might come across is deciding which one to attend or not.

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