Dubai: The 46th UAE National Day celebrations on Saturday, December 2, reflected on the past — and looked keenly into the future of artificial intelligence, space sciences, renewables, hyperloop and apps to enhance living standards and achieve happiness for the citizens and residents alike.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended a spectacular programme in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the UAE's 46th National Day.

They were joined by Rulers of the emirates to mark the special occasion. 

And here's a look at how the rest of the UAE celebrated National Day

Artist Reshma Sainulabdeen shows off her amazing sand art:

Watch UAE National Day celebrations at Citywalk, Dubai:

Shaikh Hamdan posted this video on Instagram:

Fireworks at La Mer: