Top 10 Best Things to do during 46th UAE National Day Holidays


The National day of UAE held on December 2nd Saturday and the whole UAE is set for a long weekend off for this 46th national day celebration. If you plan to snuggle into your couch and watch some television shows, we don’t say the idea is bad, but our recommendation is to plainly dismiss it off, with a whole lot of things to see and experience around you. We have looked around and picked the best things to do in Dubai that you will enjoy attending during the national holiday week.

Downtown Dubai parade

Traditional parade will be held at Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. From biker clubs and schools to government institutions and companies, all groups are welcome to participate in the parade to make this year National Day celebrations a memorable one. Line up on the sidewalk and take it all in and feel the energy of the nation.

Location: Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

Date: 28 November, Saturday between 3 pm and 5 pm

Cost: Free

Kygo Live in Dubai

This is going to be a huge treat for all the house music fans as they will be able to catch Kygo performing live in Burj Park, Kygo is best known for his singles ‘Stole the Show’ and ‘Firestone’, with the die-hard fan following all around the globe. He is been into music industry since 2013 and has even collaborated with huge artists including Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, and Julia Michaels.

Location: Burj Park

Date: 30 November 2017

Cost: AED395 for regular tickets & AED850 for VIP standing tickets

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

This event attracts a large crowd of fun-loving people every year who enjoy the fast-paced rugby action on the pitch and colourful costume-wearing characters in the grandstands. Not just rugby but there are competitions, giveaways, activities, and music concerts all render this one of the biggest events on the social and sporting calendar.

Date: 1 December 2017

Cost: AED300 advance purchase, AED400 on the day

UAE National Day Celebrations

The actual day, National Day on 2nd December is one of the most celebrated days in the UAE as a historical moment. It is a time of national pride for all the Emirates which burst out in cultural celebrations. The event includes traditional dances, shows, parades, and concerts with celebrity appearances.

Date: 02 December 2017

Location: Citywide

Bryn Terfel at Dubai Opera

Don’t miss the charming performance of Sir Bryn Terfel, This operatic star has lent his voice to a number of big characters like Figaro from ‘The Barber of Seville’, and now he will grace the stage of Dubai Opera as his naturally warm and charming presence.

Date: 03 December 2017

Location: Dubai Opera

Cost: AED200 – 800