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29 Nov 2018 | 08:10 AM UTC

UAE: National Day celebrations December 2

United Arab Emirates News Alert

The UAE will celebrate its 47th National Day with events across the country on December 2; commercial disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/28/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/3/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dubai). COUNTRY/REGION United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi


Events commemorating the UAE's 47th National Day will be held throughout the country on Sunday, December 2, including in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Multiple main events will be held in Abu Dhabi, including at show at the Zayed Sports City Stadium. Around 22,000 people are expected to attend the show, which will start at 17:00 (local time). In Dubai, a National Day parade will take place on Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. Similar parades are expected to be held in other cities across the country. A series of concerts will be held at Burj Park in Dubai on Saturday, December 1, into Sunday. Heightened security measures, crowded conditions, and commercial disruptions are expected throughout the country during the celebrations.


National Day commemorates the anniversary of the union of the seven Emirates.


Individuals in the UAE, particularly in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, are advised to anticipate large crowds, increased demand for transportation, commercial disruptions, and a heightened security presence.


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