National Day events at Downtown Dubai

National Day events at Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is all geared up for the 44th UAE National Day celebrations. National Day events at Downtown Dubai are going to be even bigger and exciting this time. Get a glimpse of the culture, history and spirit of this great Nation through a grand parade, Sport Day and a special souq showcasing local artifacts and handicrafts. Here’s a scoop.

National Day Parade

Downtown Dubai is set to host a spectacular parade like no other. The Parade-Downtown Dubai is coming your way with even more surprises with many schools, government entities, corporations, CSR associations and Bikers’ Clubs joining in the event.
Date: 28 November, 3pm-5pm
Location: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

UAE National Sport Day

In celebrations of the UAE National Day, Downtown Dubai is hosting part of the 37km family cycle, which will go across Dubai. The start and finish point is The Venue in the foot of the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa. The event is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Be part of history as they attempt to create the first and largest UAE moving flag through the streets of Dubai passing some iconic buildings along the way. The cycle parade is not a RACE and families with children from the age of 10years are welcome to join in the fun. All entrants must be able to cycle an average 18KM/hour.

You can also mark the 44th UAE National Day with a 7KM walk along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, under the theme “Walk the 7 Emirates”.

Where: The Venue, Downtown Dubai
When: December 2, 2015
Timing: 6:30AM for the 37 KM Family Cycle
8:45AM for the Walk the 7 Emirates
All participants are welcome to participate in either one or both activities free of charge. For more details about the event and for registration, please visit the following link: www.nasst.ae.

National Souq

Think scarfs, abayas, kandouras, handicrafts and those all-time classic souvenirs that make UAE famous the world over. National Souq is where you’ll find culturally inspired stuff and entrepreneurial spirit of Dubai based entrepreneurs who will be selling their wares daily, from 26th November through until 30th November, 2015 Located just off Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard near the free underground parking station 1 or easily accessible by crossing through the park just outside The Dubai Mall – where one can also enjoy views of The Dubai Fountain whilst shopping at the souq.

Date : 26 November – 30 November, 10am-10pm
Where: Burj Plaza, Downtown Dubai

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