National Day celebrations are never complete without the incredible fireworks shows around the country. Here's where to enjoy them.
Note: Sale, purchase or use of fireworks is illegal in the UAE
1. The Beach, Dubai
This year the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing have arranged for the sky at the beach at JBR to be illuminated with a no-expense-spared display that will certainly keep everyone entertained. Plan well in advance to avoid crowds and parking hassles.
Entry Free Location The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai When December 2 at 8.30pm
2. Global Village, Dubai
Global Village has fireworks shows every Thursday and Friday, so this is a great place to take your kids to see fireworks this weekend as well.
Entry Dh15 per person Location Global Village, Dubai When December 1 and 2 from 9pm onwards
3. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace will be celebrating National Day with style as it will be hosting a party by the beach for guests to experience a relaxing sunset and then party away the whole evening ending with the spectacular fireworks display at 8.30pm. There will be 65 different fireworks set points on the seafront making it one of the biggest displays of fireworks the hotel has ever organised.
Entry Dh200 (Part of a package that includes food and beverages) Location Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi When December 2 and 3 from 8.30pm onwards Contact +971 2 690 9000
4. Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
With a wide range of family activities lined up at Yas Island for Abu Dhabi residents, this free National Day event includes a fireworks display as well. Parking for the event will be in Gold Parking inside Yas Marina Circuit – guests should use the main entrance at Gate 20 (opposite Yas Links) there will also be signage to direct people to the parking.
Entry Free Location Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi When December 2 From 6pm onwards
5. Al Qasba, Sharjah
Get to Al Qasba in Sharjah for a spectacular fireworks show which is free to the public and is a perfect end to a fun day with family and friends at the park
Entry Free Location Al Khan Street, Al Qasba, Sharjah When December 2 at 10.30pm