It has officially been announced that the 51st UAE National Day will be celebrated on the 2nd of December, which means there’s less than four weeks for the celebrations to begin. Last year’s creative and directive team is leading official celebrations this year as well, with an aim to bring people together and make it a memorable occasion. If you can’t figure out how to make the most out of the upcoming holiday with all the wide-ranging offers, packages and discounts out there, we have saved you the headache by narrowing down the list of all the exciting things you can possibly manage to do over a long weekend.

Celebrate national day in the sky at aura skypool lounge

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The world’s first and highest 360-degree skypool lounge, Aura, is inviting guests to celebrate the national day by taking a dip in their sky-high infinity pool that offers the best views of the city. If you aren’t much of a swimmer, you can indulge in the best wine-and-dine experience at their elegant and lively lounge.



National holidays can also be an opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones. Celebrate the holidays with comfort and luxury at Abu Dhabi’s Park Hyatt Hotel and Villas with your family and friends. From floating breakfast to scenic views from the bedroom, you’ll have everything you need to take some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Dance to an in-house dj at th8 palm hotel

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With panoramic sea and skyline views, a beach club with an in-house DJ and multiple infinity pools, one of Dubai’s most entertainment filled hotels, Th8 Palm Hotel, might be the one you’re looking for to spend your long weekend during this year’s National Day holidays.


BOOK THE sedr trailers At hatta resorts

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If you’re based in the UAE, you probably have this one on your bucket-list already. December 2 to 4 might be the perfect dates for you to make a booking at the region’s first trailer hotel. With free wireless internet, a mini bar and several other amenities, you can enjoy a unique experience in this mountainous village at the resort. Take a hike in the mountains, set off on a kayaking journey in the lake and come back to your own mini trailer house.


Café Society Dubai

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In honour of the UAE National Day, the Cafe Society will be offering a good 50% discount on December 2 for guests to munch on a wide range of culinary treats during breakfast, lunch and dinner hours. The restaurant’s spacious indoor and outdoor sitting arrangement makes it an ideal spot for both fancy evenings or grabbing a quick bite with the friends or family.


MALL OF THE EMIRATES’ uae national day festival at zeman awwal

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In celebration of the UAE National Day, Mall of The Emirates has launched a one month festival at the mall’s Emirati Cultural Hub, Zeman Awwal. With exciting workshops, competitions, theatrical experiences, concerts and a collaboration with the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO), the festival features everything you need to have a thrilling long-weekend. Feast your eyes as the entire mall turns into a living museum through striking art installations that share the major success stories of the UAE.