UAE National Day celebrations: 15 spots to catch fireworks across country

Dazzling spectacles of colour will light up the capital with fireworks across five locations


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Published: Wed 24 Nov 2021, 11:10 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 12:56 PM

The UAE will celebrate its Golden Jubilee next month with a dazzling display of fireworks across 15 popular locations of the country. During the National Day, the UAE residents will enjoy a four-day break from December 1 to 4, 2021.

Below is the list of locations to watch fireworks during the National Day celebrations.

Abu Dhabi to light up the sky

Dazzling spectacles of colour will light up the UAE’s capital with fireworks across five locations during December 2 and 3.

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced a spectacular display of fireworks at Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, Al Ain and Al Dhafra areas on December 2.

Fireworks will also light up Al Maryah Island for two days on December 2 and 3. Each show will start at 9 pm. There will also be additional fireworks at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall on December 2 at 8 pm.


Watch out these 6 Dubai locations

Residents and visitors can watch fireworks across six popular locations of the emirate for two days to celebrate the Year of the 50th.

The fireworks will set off at 8pm at The Pointe on December 2 and at Atlantis, The Palm on December 3.

Additionally, residents can catch fireworks shows at Bluewaters at 8.30pm and at Etisalat Beach Canteen at Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall at 9pm on December 2.

Other fireworks shows expected to light up the skies include one at La Mer on December 3 and a 9pm show on the same day at Burj Al Arab.

Global Village to host musical fireworks for 3 days

After dark, the Global Village park will dazzle in UAE National Day colours and guests will be treated to traditional musical fireworks displays on December 1, 2 and 3 at 9pm.

Expo 2020 to light up for 50th anniversary celebrations

Expo 2020 Dubai has planned spectacular programmes during the National Day holidays. Fireworks and several shows across four days with nearly 150 performers will start entertaining audiences from December 1, paying tribute to the country and its people - right from acknowledging the visionary character of its great leaders to the endeavours of its people, who are the nation’s soul. The displays will take place at Al Wasl Avenue at 8pm.

Sheikh Zayed Festival to have fireworks, drone shows

As part of the country's 50th National Day celebrations, the Sheikh Zayed Festival, taking place in Al Wathba will be organising a programme of activities from 4pm to 1am on December 1, 2 and 3. There will be an 18-minute drone show in the skies above Al Wathba, followed by a magnificent 10-minute firework display.

Hatta Dam fireworks

The main event for the National Day celebrations will be held at Hatta Dam. Pushing the limits of engineering, guests will not only be able to see a 'floating lake on a lake' but also drones that will lift the fireworks to a height, creating a mesmerizing illusion, like never before.

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