Dubai, gear up for an exciting mix of fun and entertainment as its time for the 45th UAE National Day. Celebrated on 2nd December every year, the National Day marks the anniversary of the federal unification of the seven emirates. With an exciting line-up of world-class events and activities, this year its going to be bigger than ever before.
We bring to you some of the best events to attend during the National Day Long Weekend –
One of the world's most revered DJs, Tiesto, is all set to perform in Dubai at the Dubai World Trade Centre, on 2nd December, 2016. The Grammy Award-winning artist, who is regarded as one of the founding fathers of EDM, Tiesto arrives in Dubai this National Day and is expected to set the stage on fire with his electrifying performance.
Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2016
Another reason to celebrate the National Day as one of the most thrilling and entertaining sporting events in the Middle East returns. Held at the Sevens Stadium from 1st December to 3rd December, 2016, this 3-day event offers top-notch entertainment as 16 men`s teams and 12 women`s teams compete to win the coveted title. In addition, don't miss to witness a breathtaking performance by our very own Dubai-based band, The Boxtones.
Desi Laughs with Zakir Khan and Sandeep Sharma
Be prepared for a roller coaster of laughter with India's best comedian, Zakir Khan, who arrives in DUCTAC on 1st December, 2016. The winner of Comedy Central`s hunt for Best Stand-Up Comic of India and the winner of Foster`s lol evenings, he is all set to make his audience roll on the floor with laughter with his rustic humour. He will be joined on stage by fellow comedian Sandeep Sharma.
Gary V Live
The multiple award-winning artist returns to Dubai for a live concert at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 1st December, 2016. With more than 25 albums in pop, ballad and gospel genre, all of which have been highly acclaimed in the Philippines, 'Mr. Energy' is definitely going to set the auditorium on fire with his high energy performance.
Kathak Legend Pandit Birju Maharaj
An exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj live at the Emirates International School Auditorium on 2nd December, 2016. The leading exponent of Lucknow`s Kalka-Bindadin gharana of kathak, he is all set to entrance the audience with his performance. He will be accompanied by his disciple Dr. Saswati Sen.
National Day Arabic Concert
For all the lovers of Arabic music, celebrate the National Day at the Burj Park with performances of two most popular Emirati superstars Hussain Al Jassmi and Balqees Fathi. They will mesmerize the audience with their soulful singing and are expected to perform some of their greatest hits.
The 2016 Winter Mania Carnival & Funfair
Head to the 2016 Winter Mania Carnival & Funfair! with your family on 1st and 2nd December, at Bin Majid Beach Resort, Ras Al Khaimah, and take part in various activities like carnival games, inflatable challenges, contests and live performances. The winners of the contests stand a chance to win jumbo plush toys, flying drones, sporting goods, gaming console accessories, snow makers and many others.
Fireworks in UAE-
And of course! Don't forget to witness the spectacular fireworks at The Beach and Global Village in Dubai, Emirates Palace and Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, and Al Qasba in Sharjah.