UAE skies will soon light up with brilliant fireworks displays in celebration of the country’s 52nd National Day. While Dubai is yet to reveal its major plans for the occasion, many locations in the capital of Abu Dhabi have announced their participation in the festivities.
Read on for all the best spots to view the National Day fireworks in Abu Dhabi on December 2 and 3.
Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental
The five-star hotel on Abu Dhabi Corniche has a full lineup of celebrations planned for the public holiday. From November 27 to December 3, the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental will light up in the national colors. Alongside a series of culinary offerings at the hotel, Al Ayala dancers Emirati arts and crafts, henna artists and falcon displays will take place in the hotel’s Grand Dome from 11am to 9pm on National Day. The National Day Air Show can be viewed from the palace gardens from 3pm to 6pm, and finally, the pyrotechnics and light show will be visible to both guests and the public on the beachfront from 9pm.
The popular waterfront leisure and entertainment spot is hosting a fireworks show on December 2 and 3, at 9pm. Visitors can view the colorful fireworks show by either walking along the promenade or taking a seat at one of the many restaurants and lounges that line Yas Bay.
Sheikh Zayed Festival
The annual Sheikh Zayed Festival returns on November 17 with fun activities in store for families until March 9, 2024. On National Day, the festival at Al Wathba will host a Union Parade alongside special shows and performances at the Heritage Village and international pavilions, folk art shows, military musical performances, as well as firework and drone displays.
Al Maryah Island
The picturesque Al Maryah Island is inviting residents to celebrate National Day via two firework displays that will take place on December 2 and 3. Visitors can also take a seat at one of the restaurants at The Galleria Al Maryah Island for the best views of the show.