Dubai lines up grand celebrations for Saudi National Day

Dubai Media Office

Dubai will witness a series of celebrations to mark the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s 89th National Day on September 23.

An exciting range of events, activities and retail promotions have been lined up for both Saudi visitors and UAE residents.

Major attractions, malls and landmarks in the city will join in the festivities with exclusive deals and added value on entry tickets, while special promotions will be on offer at select hotels.

A grand welcome awaits visitors from Saudi Arabia on arrival at Dubai International Airport, while Burj Khalifa will be illuminated with the Kingdom's national flag in a display of friendship between the two nations.

The incredible line-up of entertainment events include concerts by renowned Emirati and regional artists, in addition to fireworks displays across MERAAS destinations.


Here's the full schedule of events and promotions:

Burj Khalifa
On September 23, there will be a spectacular LED light show at Burj Khalifa as it displays the Saudi flag with traditional music and the Saudi national anthem being played at Dubai Fountains. 

There's also a competition running across At the Top Social Media platforms, offering participants tickets for the iconic experience as well as two Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Dubai tickets.

La Perle By Dragone
You can witness one of Dubai’s most coveted shows with a limited Saudi National Day offer of a 70% discount on tickets.

Exclusive to DubaiCalendar, participants can use the promo code “GOVBW26” to get an additional AED 50 discount on tickets, valid for bookings through the website or application until September 28.

IMG Worlds of Adventure
Between September 19-28, the entertainment destination will welcome Saudi families with a discount on the general admission ticket.

Emaar Entertainment 
• Downtown Dubai: MBR Boulevard, Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Opera and Emaar Entertainment will offer Saudi visitors the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate dining, entertainment, and retail experiences all in one destination. The promotion will offer guests a voucher booklet that can be redeemed at Emaar Entertainment and the Guest Service Desk in The Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar.

• Dubai Mall: Saudi families can also enjoy a 20% discount from September 19-23 at some of the mall’s favourite attractions, including Kidzania, Ice Rink, VR Park, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo by presenting their Saudi National ID card.

Dubai Festival City Mall

From September 19-23, Dubai Festival City Mall will present shoppers with a one-of-a-kind experience with the Guinness World Record-breaking show, IMAGINE.

Guests will be treated to a special KSA National Day themed light show each evening after sunset for five days, featuring traditional Saudi music. Shoppers will also benefit from attractive offers on favourite brands across the mall.

MERAAS Destinations
From September 19-23, MERAAS destinations will be jam-packed with celebratory activities to highlight its theme ‘OurHome Is Your Home’ for all its Saudi guests. 

On September 20, renowned Emirati artist Shamma Hamdan will be performing live at La Mer beach pavilion, with Balqees performing at City Walk on September 19 from 9 pm. A traditional band will also be delighting visitors every half an hour from 4.30 pm - 10 pm on September 20 and 21. 

Visitors can enjoy traditional activities such as henna, Kondura stilt walkers, art activations, folklore music and dancing across destinations including The Beach, Bluewaters, City Walk, La Mer, Al Seef, The Outlet Village, Boxpark and Last Exit Khawaneej.

Incredible fireworks displays will light up the skies on September 23 across MERAAS destinations The Beach, Bluewaters, and The Pointe.

From September 20-23, At The Pointe will offer special promotions for Saudi Nationals, as well as exclusive Careem promo code ‘The Pointe’ which will offer a 20% discount on rides for visitors heading to the destination.

Exclusive hotel offers for Saudi Nationals
Address Hotels & Resorts, Aloft City Centre Deira, Avani Deira Dubai Hotel, CaesarsBluewaters Dubai, Crowne Plaza Dubai, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Al Barsha, Emirates Grand Hotel, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Habtoor Grand Resort, Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Barsha, Holiday-Inn Al Barsha Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel & Hotel Apartments DubaiMarina, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Signature Hotels, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, and Waldorf Astoria Spa, Dubai Palm Jumeirah.

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