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Complete Guide to 52nd UAE National Day 2023

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The search engine giant celebrated Friday's 52nd UAE National Day 2023 by creating an animated Google Doodle featuring the country's flag flapping in the breeze. When visitors click on the animation, fireworks in the UAE flag's colours of green, white, and black, which Google says "represent courage, prosperity, peace, and strength of mind," burst over the website.  
Google's description of the doodle reads, "On this date in 1971, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Al Ain, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain merged to become one country. "The United Arab Emirates was completed the following year with the addition of Ras Al Khaimah, the seventh emirate.  
The festivities begin at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi with an electrifying spectacle. Numerous crowds converge to enjoy orchestras, performers, and aerobatic performances. Following remarks by national officials honouring the nation's founding fathers, fireworks light up the Abu Dhabi skyline as celebrations last well into the night. 


Best Things to Do in UAE During this Country's 52nd National Day   

Prepare to celebrate the 52nd UAE National Day with various shows, activities, and experiences across Dubai. Residents, guests, and city dwellers can enjoy a spectacular lineup of concerts, fireworks displays, retail specials, dining options, and entertainment events.  

1. Adornment of the City

When celebrating the UAE National Day in Dubai, keep an eye fixed out for stunning city decorations. Soak up the superb structures and lighting decorations throughout the city, and enjoy seeing the monuments of the city's favourite characters, Modesh and Dana, along the way.  
From the 2nd to the 11th of December, shoppers may have the opportunity to meet Modish and Dana as their friends and visit several of the top painting spots within the city. To greet them, confirm to prevent by the Mall of the Emirates, heart Mirdif, town Walk, Dubai pageant town Mall, Gate Avenue, Ibn Battuta Mall, The Circle, Nakheel Mall, Al Khawaneej Walk, Deira Heart and Riverland Metropolis at Dubai Parks & Resorts.  

2. Illuminating Firework

Head to some of the city's best vantage points for total views of the fantastic fireworks shows for UAE National Day in the four different colours of the country's flag. On December 2, don't forget the dynamic displays at Al Seef and The Shoreline opposite JBR and Bluewater's at 8 p.m.  

3. Gear Yourself up for the Never-Ending Concerts

On UAE National Day, December 2, immerse yourself in an unforgettable concert experience. Visit Expo City's stunning Al Wasl Plaza for an unforgettable evening of music starring renowned Emirati and GCC artists such as Eidha Al Mehali and Dalia Mubarak.  Alternatively, on the same day, go to Dubai Festival City Mall to watch Fayez Al Saeed hosting the grand opening ceremony at Festival Bay. At 8 o'clock that evening, a live concert will begin, and at 9 o'clock, a choreographed fireworks display will fill the sky with the colours of the UAE flag.  
Enjoy a Hallyu-themed display at the Mall of the Emirates Art Centre through December 3 to fully immerse yourself in Korean culture. Through the same two-week-long free display, get a taste of the nation's traditions, K-pop, and K-film cultures, featuring a 3D VR performance by pop group BTS. Korea: Cubically Imagined has more details accessible.  On December 2, Moroccan artist Abdul Rahman Ouaabed, or EKO, will perform a fun night of stand-up comedy, singing, and other activities at the Dubai Opera. The show will begin at 8 p.m. after the doors open at 7 p.m.    

4. Enjoy the Festivities on National Day  

From 1 to December 3, the Emirates Dubai 7s, one of the Middle East's most extensive entertainment and sports events, will feature hundreds of local and foreign rugby teams competing at their best. Try delectable food and participate in family-friendly activities, such as the headlining performances of Gorgon City, The Cuban Brothers, and Craig David presents TS5.  
Prepare yourself for a football experience like no other at the Budx FIFA Fan Festival at Dubai Harbour, which is currently open and will be open for the National Day celebrations till December 18. Participate in the thrill as approximately 10,000 fans assemble to appreciate the great sport in a cutting-edge, immersive setting. Between and after matches, international performers like Brazilian singer Ludmilla and local DJs like Mr Shef Codes, Kaboo, and Flipside will keep the energy high.  
The renowned Murder Mystery experience comes to the Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai from December 3 to February 17. With the help of their deductive abilities, participants in this hour-long interactive entertainment programme can solve a mystery while learning about secrets and ulterior motives. Before the game, all participants can enjoy a half-hour beverage and food service on the balcony with breathtaking stream views.  
See the most talented horses and jockeys in the area compete for a significant prize at the Meydan Racecourse. Races for this competitive home challenge are scheduled from November 25 to February 19, coinciding with the Dubai World Cup Carnival worldwide.  

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5. Family Outings

On December 2, Dubai Festival City Mall will be decked out in flag decorations and mobile entertainment to celebrate the UAE National Day. Shoppers from the UAE who spend AED 300 or more between December 1 and 5 can win two round-trip tickets on Air Arabia.  
From December 2 to 4, stop by Mercato Mall to take in live performances, musical parades, and entertaining family activities. Children can participate in artistic activities, have their faces painted with designs inspired by the UAE, and marvel at the lovely UAE lighting around the mall.  
For unique dining, shopping, and entertainment offers, visit Al Khawaneej Walk, Boxpark, and Last Exit Al Khawaneej. You can also experience a true unity celebration at a special welcome tent with coffee and date service.  
Between December 2 and 4, a falconry demonstration and folk music vibes will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. On December 2 at Boxpark and Last Exit Al Khawaneej, take advantage of the spectacular UAE National Day Parade.    

6. Nouvelle Cuisine

Restaurants all around the city are providing extra offers, tailored tasting menus, and events to ensure the UAE National Day celebrations are more unique and unforgettable. Enjoy a lavish buffet of real Arabic food at the Lido on Queen Elizabeth 2 for just AED 150 per person, which includes soft drinks and water. Children under six dine for free, and those between the ages of six and eleven receive a 50% discount.  
From December 1 to December 4, Mondoux pastry artisans will use specially made cream and berry desserts to fashion a massive UAE flag. Every restaurant patron will receive a free slice of cake to honour UAE National Day. Celebrate National Day at JA Resort with a special appearance by famous Emirati singer Fatima Zahrat Al-Ain and her daughter Rawda and a delectable spread of delicacies. Additionally, on December 2 and 3, guests can dine at the Palmito Garden at JA, the Resort's holiday buffet supper from 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.    


It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that a long time has passed between the UAE's 50th and 51st-anniversary celebrations. That impression is supported by the nation's activities, successes, and projects' success, size, and magnitude in 2023. After all, celebrating such victories, noting substantial advancements, and recognising ongoing preparation to meet the nation's many challenges give a nation its moments of delight. You can also participate in such a fantastic event by visiting Dubai. For more information and to apply for your visa, check out UAE VISA ONLINE.

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