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Dubai: Things to do this 44th National Day!

The celebrations for the UAE's 44th National Day start this weekend! So as we countdown to the 2nd December, here are some things to do from this weekend onwards! 

National Day Parade!

From 3:00pm to 5:00pm, on the 28th November at Downtown Dubai get the whole family down to Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, for the National Day Parade. Watch the luxury fleet of Dubai Police cars follow, hundreds of officers holding the UAE flag. There will be lots of flags, horses and fun, plus it's free to get in! You really have to see it in real life to fully experience the spirit of National day! 

Walk the Seven Emirates!

On 2nd November (National Day) get your running shoes on and get involved in the National Day fun run! The 7 kilometers that you run will represent all 7 emirates, for National Day. The event is for the whole family, but you have to make sure you can complete the 7km within an hour and 45 minutes. To take part, register here.

National Day Boat Parade! 

Missed out of the National Day Parade at Downtown Dubai? Head down to Dubai Marina and experience the National Day Boat Parade on the 2nd December from 12pm to 6pm. It's free to get in and will have all the family involved! Activities include raffles, face painting for the kids and even a treasure hunt! 

Experience the fireworks! 

Dubai knows how to do it big! And if there is a special occasion, fireworks will usually happen! Grab a couple blankets, make a picnic, and park up on the public beach to get the best views of the fireworks!