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Saudi National Day: Where to spot fireworks, festivities in UAE

Abu Dhabi - Celebrations at many places

By Web Report

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Published: Sat 23 Sep 2017, 9:44 AM

Last updated: Sun 24 Sep 2017, 9:22 AM

The UAE is marking Saudi National Day - on September 23  - with firework displays and concerts by popular artists. The celebratory mood is evident in the streets and malls, too.
The two-day celebrations kicked off on Friday.
Read: UAE rulers greet Saudi King on National Day
Dubai's skies are being lit up with fireworks in many places like Dubai Festival City, Riverland in Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai Creek. On Saturday, fireworks would start at Dubai Creek from 8.30pm.
Concerts by Waed, Balqees, Dalia Mubarak and Rakan Khaled are also being held.
Malls and popular family attractions are hosting events and activities including a Saudi National Day show, a unique Imagine show and a Lego Bricks Festival at Dubai Festival City and the distribution of Saudi national flags to visitors at Dragon Mart 2.
On Saturday, fireworks would start at Dubai Creek from 8.30pm
Read: UAE airline offers 10% off on international flights

NANO EDIT:Steady and stable
Ties between the Saudi Arabia and the UAE are rooted in history. A common cultural and religious thread binds them, The two countries have been stable forces and bulwarks in the region.
On Saudi Arabia's national day, the Kingdom's steady hand is even more important for the Middle East roiled by rifts. The UAE and Saudi Arabia work well together because their focus is on development and a larger vision for the Arab world where cooperation reigns over conflict.
Dubai launched a new logo celebrating the 87 years of Saudi Arabia designed with #Always_Together. The hashtag was the top trend on social media platforms.
Etisalat and du users have also seen the message UAE KSA TOGETHER being flashed on top their mobile phone screens.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to Twitter to congratulate the Saudi people on the occasion.
"Congratulations to our brothers in KSA on their 87th National Day; our countries share a cherished partnership and their joy is our joy," he said.
"#Always_Together, the kingdom and UAE. Their pride is our pride, their country is our country, and their kings are the pride of us all. We will always be together in fate, the service of Islam and in defence of our countries. The joy of the kingdom on the National Day is the joy of UAE and its people.
"May God bring glory on the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince," Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.

Video: A message from one of our Saudi pilots, on the occasion of Saudi National Day

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