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Dubai celebrates Saudi National Day with fireworks, hotel deals, live entertainment and more

Dubai's famous landmarks will light up in green to mark Saudi National Day

Saudi National Day

Saudi National Day

Saudi Arabia is celebrating their 92nd National Day on Friday, September 23, and as part of their friendly neighbour duties, Dubai is treating its residents and visitors to celebrations across the city from September 23 to 26. 

In honor of the close ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the city will host an extensive programme of special celebrations, including spectacular fireworks, concerts and entertainment,  unbeatable retail promotions, fun-filled activities, and amazing hotel deals. 

Dubai’s iconic landmarks will light up green

Dubai’s famous landmarks will be illuminated at 7pm on September 23 in the colors of Saudi Arabia’s flag.

Saudi National Day
Burj Al Arab in Dubai light up green to celebrate Saudi National Day

These include Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Ain Dubai and the Dubai Frame.

There will also be amazing fireworks at The Beach at 9PM, which will light up the night sky over Dubai.

Mall Activations

Dubai Festival City Mall will also be hosting a special IMAGINE fountain show to honor Saudi National Day on 23 September.

The Outlet Village will celebrate Saudi National Day with live music and will surprise its visitors with free giveaways on 23 September.

Visitors and residents can catch some traditional dancing with the Al-Harbia Band and Al Ayyala Band while shopping at City Centre Mirdif, City Walk, Nakheel Mall, Dubai Festival City Mall and Bluewaters on 23 September from 4 PM until 10 PM. 

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Hotel deals

Some hotels and resorts in Dubai are offering seven-day stays at the price of five as part of the Saudi National Day celebrations.

Caesars Palace Dubai at Bluewaters Island is offering visitors two additional nights when they book for five nights.

Stay in the luxurious Imperial Club Rooms or Suites at the iconic Atlantis The Palm Hotel & Resort for seven nights and pay for just five nights. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s world-famous waterpark, sunbathe at the WHITE beach club, and dine on fine cuisine at any restaurant run by celebrity chefs.

Located on the waterfront of the pristine Pearl Jumeirah, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai will allow guests to enjoy the Arabian Gulf blue waters and uninterrupted panoramic views unlike anywhere else in the city. Guests planning longer stays can save more and take advantage of additional benefits including complimentary buffet breakfast, and access to the hotel’s pool and beach.

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection with its beachside location, top restaurants, three pools and a luxurious spa will make a perfect destination to celebrate KSA National Day celebrations. Guests can avail two nights free when paying for five, including breakfast. The resort is located in a prime position, just steps away from the city’s leading attractions and a short hop from Bluewaters Island. You can either go for a movie at Roxy Cinemas or just marvel at Ain Dubai, or if you’re a dhow fan, hop into a dhow from Bluewaters Island.

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Celebrate Saudi National Day at Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection with exclusive offers for a fun-filled family staycation! Book a Royal Suite from AED 3999 or a Villa from AED 4999 inclusive of breakfast and Q-Fast access, upon entering the special promo code THM. Alternatively, enjoy a full-board staycation in a Deluxe King Room for two persons from AED 790 when using the promo code D60. Bookings need to be made directly via the hotel website:

Live Entertainment

Arabic music sensations Assala Nasri, Fouad Abdelwahed and Aseel Hameem will be taking centre stage to honor Saudi National Day with an upbeat showcase featuring all of their chart-topping tunes on 24 September at Coca-Cola Arena. You can book your tickets from

Thrilling stunts, freestyle motocross and record-breaking tricks will all be on display at the Crusty Demons World Domination Show on 23 September at 8PM at Coca-Cola Arena. Tickets are available online at ( prices starting from AED 150).

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Other Activities and Promotions

Dubai’s largest zipline park, Aventura is running discounts from 23 to 25 September. The park will be open for visitors from 5 PM to 12 AM and will offer its single circuit experience for only AED 75 on bookings made online on using the special promo code: KSA2022 at checkout.

As part of the Saudi National Day celebrations across the city, top retail brands throughout Dubai’s malls will offer from 25 per cent up to 75 per cent off across fashion clothing, accessories, footwear, cosmetics, beauty and perfumes, optics, home and outdoor furnishings, electronics, pharmacies, as well as department stores and hypermarkets. 

Shoppers can also take advantage of 40 per cent off selected items at Arabian Oud until September 30, while Jacky’s Electronics will give out free gift vouchers of up to Dh1,000 on all purchases from September 20 to 25.

It doesn’t stop there, as shoppers can also head over to City Walk for special retail deals including 15 percent sale on all products at Lasoul and 23 per cent off on all services at Sisters Beauty Lounge from 23 to 25 September.

On 23rd September, Ciclista at Bluewaters is offering 10 percent off on bicycles and 25 percent off on clothing and accessories. Also 23 per cent off on fashion items at Obrabo. 

Also from the 23rd to the 25th, foodies can take advantage of exclusive food offers at La Mer, such as 20% off pistachio ice cream at the Inventing Room and a 20% sale on all menu items at Selfietime Café.