five places to celebrate the UAE's 47th National Day in Abu Dhabi


Take a look through our guide of where to enjoy the 47th National Day activities happening around the capital.


Al Forsan Village, Khalifa City A

Al Forsan Village, Abu Dhabi’s unique active lifestyle inspired township has organised 3 days of fun-filled activities to celebrate UAE’s 47th National Day. You can enjoy dance shows, traditional food kiosks, face painting, henna and kids’ entertainment. All the activities will take place in Town Square Commercial Center, Al Forsan Village, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi.


When: 2nd-4th December 2018.


Xtreme Zone at Deerfields Mall

Xtreme Zone

From a large trampoline park and Zip line to a three-story Adventure Rope Course and Ninja course, you decide the level of thrill you want to seek from the range of activities being offered at Xtreme Zone. A first of its kind, based within the mall, offers a wide variety of physical activities for children and adults equally. This entertainment area adds a little more adventure in the kid's play time and is perfect to test and improve their focus, balance and strength while breathing in some fresh air outdoors, yet within a mall.

Where: Garden Area: Deerfields Mall, Abu Dhabi

Cost: Prices range between AED 15 to AED 70 per play, depending on the rides

Height Limit: 110cm and above


Yas Island

Set around Yas Marina Circuit’s iconic North Grandstand, you will be able to enjoy a thrilling mix of activities including drift shows, karting and on-circuit driving alongside a diverse selection of live music and fun-filled festivities for the entire family at the National Day Big Drive on 2 December from 2PM – 9PM. 


Yas Marina’s vibrant promenade and Yas Mall are also preparing to welcome families for three days of National Day celebrations. Offering lots of of activities, kids can enjoy mini outdoor folk performances and entertainment around the Marina promenade, take part in cultural inspired arts and crafts and enjoy National Day folk dances and parades from December 1 to December 3. 


Adventure lovers can join the festivities at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with activities and cultural shows for the whole family from 1 to 3 December, and they can take part in the UAE’s biggest water battle at Yas Waterworld which will begin at 11:47am on December 2nd.


Yas Island’s signature fireworks display for the National Day will take place on 2 December, 9 PM and can be enjoyed from Yas Marina Circuit and Yas Marina promenade.


Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

There will be fifteen days of celebrations at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall as it celebrates the 47th National Day! You can look forward to a special musical concert, 'Year of Zayed 2018' Art Exhibition, Sougha Souq, Kids' Workshop, UAE Parade and a chance to win a Volkswagen Teramont!


The National Day celebrations start with a special musical concert featuring Aryam, Sultan Al Briki, Rajeh Al Harthey, and Mohammed Al Saqri and the poet Saleh Bin Nueir. The concert will be hosted by Husain al Amri.


A special Art Exhibition from 1-15 of December will showcase the talent of artists of all ages and aims to help discover new talents in the UAE community.


Children visiting the mall with their families can partake in the special Kids' Workshop packed with loads of fun activities from 1-8 of December. Children can enjoy the Activity Zone with UAE themed arts & crafts where they can have a wonderful time making National Day Cards and other items of artistic value. The first three days of the National Day celebrations will also feature stick walkers and flag walkers drummers in an entertainers parade on 1-3 December.


World of Illusions at Nation Towers

Nation Towers

Nation Towers will celebrate with an array of heritage and locally themed activities, such as live friendly Emirati Mascots parading the mall. Further highlights include, an engaging coin collection UAE flag activity, and a large-scale UAE flag themed post-it installation where you can share messages, add to and complete the artwork.

They are also running their Shop & Win 2018 event, where you have the chance to win 250,000 Etihad Airways Guest Miles weekly and a grand prize of a Family Business Class Etihad Holidays package to any Etihad Network destination worldwide.

To be part of the action, spend AED 100 in any of the Nation Galleria outlets to receive a raffle coupon for entry to the draw.


When: Friday 30th November – Monday 3rd December


World of Illusions at Nations Towers will take you on a journey of optical amazement with a variety of illusions and tricks. Key features include a height distorting ‘Ames Room’, Antigravity Room, Head On A Platter and Impossible Chair illusions, alongside floor and wall displays set to surprise.


When: Thursday 15th November – Saturday 8th December

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