Where to see fireworks for Saudi National Day in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

The country celebrates its 92nd National Day on Friday

Yas Bay Waterfront will have a fireworks show for Saudi National Day in Abu Dhabi. Victor Besa / The National
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The night skies will light up in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for Saudi National Day.

Celebrated annually on September 23, this is the kingdom’s 92nd National Day, with this year’s slogan being “it is our home”.

The occasion marks the 1932 decree, issued by King Abdulaziz, which renamed the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

If you're looking to give a gift to a loved one for Saudi National Day, check out our guide here. For those who prefer to go out, in addition to concerts and deals for shopping, hotels and dining, there's plenty happening around the UAE for the occasion, including fireworks in the evening.

Here's where to go to enjoy the light show.

Yas Bay Waterfront

Yas Bay will have fireworks at 9pm for Saudi National Day. For the best seat to watch, there are a few restaurants along Pier71 that will offer unbridled views of the spectacle. Attractions on Yas Island will also light up green including W Abu Dhabi, Clymb Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros World as well as Yas Island hotels.

The Beach, JBR

For those in Dubai, expect to see fireworks across The Beach in JBR starting at 9pm. Whether watching from the beach or the waterfront of nearby Bluewaters Island, there are plenty of good viewpoints. Landmarks including Burj Al Arab, Ain Dubai, Dubai Frame and the Museum of the Future will also light up green in celebration.

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Updated: September 23, 2022, 12:26 PM