UAE NATIONAL DAY: Fireworks and performances galore on Yas


Sway to the rhythm of the traditional Ayala dancers too.

The entire country is celebrating the UAE’s 51st National day, including here in the capital too.

And of course, it’s all going on at Yas Bay Waterfront on the 2 and 3 December from 4pm to 10pm.

Complete with fireworks, performances and waterfront views, celebrate the spirit of the union at the capital’s vibrant destination on Yas Island.

Alongside sweeping waterfront views, the destination is delivering a selection of exhilarating entertainment including fireworks, traditional dance performances and more.

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Immerse yourself in traditional Emirati culture and experience live performances, Arabic coffee and scrumptious luqaimat.

Those wishing to decorate their hands can head over to the henna station or marvel at the local handmade crafts, before snapping the perfect Instagramable moment at the majlis or Sadu tent, while adorning traditional Emirati attire.

For the bravehearted, stop by the majestic falconry performance, or groove along while watching the traditional Ayala dancers from 5pm to 9.30pm.

And of course, you can dine to your heart’s delight at many of the superb dining outlets  at Yas Bay Waterfront!

See you there!

For more fun events, visit Yalla Events

Image source Yas Bay Waterfront, Canva


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Derek Issacs

A Brit in the Middle East for 25 years and counting, Derek loves scouring the streets for those under-the-radar cultural gems. And when he’s not putting Yalla – Abu Dhabi magazine to bed, you’ll find him working out at the gym.