Photograph credit: Dubai Tourism and Twitter/Mohammed Bin Zayed

Celebrations Galore To Mark Saudi National Day

Marking the Kingdom’s 88th National Day on 23rd September, there will be celebrations across the city to look out for.

Saudi leaders receive congratulations from UAE Royals

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister and Vice President of UAE congratulated King Salman and the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman “for the achievements of the Kingdom towards glory” on Twitter, followed by a video showing togetherness between both the countries.

Whereas, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan posted a congratulatory message on his Twitter, describing UAE and Saudi Arabia as “brothers, peace and strength.” He was also among the dignitaries present at the Mohammed bin Salman Camel Festival in Taif Province.

Fireworks at La Mer

Dubai’s favorite beachfront spot La Mer is marking Saudi National Day with fireworks at 8:30 pm with synchronized music beautifully illuminating the skyline of La Mer. What’s more, diners can enjoy great deals on restaurants like Maison De Juliette, HQs 459, Kaftan, Miyabi and more, while shoppers enjoy 30% discount on shopping outlets including 98 Coast Av., iSea Opticals, Pain de Sucre, SevenFriday watches. These offers are valid till 30th September.

Photograph credit: Dubai Tourism

Burj Khalifa lit in the colors of Saudi Arabia

Shows will take place at 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm and at 9:30 pm, wherein the iconic Burj Khalifa will display the Saudi flag on its facade, along with specially choreographed displays by Dubai Fountain. What’s more, visitors can go to Dubai Mall as they’re hosting celebrations at the Souk Atrium, with band performances.

Photograph credit: Twitter/Burj Khalifa

Saudi film screenings at The Beach

Filmgoers can go to The Beach, JBR as they’re screening a selection of award-winning short films made by Saudi filmmakers at Roxy Cinemas at 7 pm and 8:30 pm, part of the Saudi Cinema Weekend. Moreover, shoppers can look out for discounts of up to 50% at outlets like Roberto Cavalli Gym and Patrizia Pepe.

Bonus! Special Saudi National Day filter

Be it the fireworks, choreographed fountains or the Saudi flag on Burj Khalifa’s facade, Snapchatters can capture the various picturesque celebrations with the social media giant’s exclusive line up of stickers, filters, Bitmojis and creative lenses. Some of them include the Saudi flag, the iconic Kingdom Tower and authentic Saudi highlights crafted in green and white colors.