Past Event – UAE 47th National Day

26 November, 2018

Marking the auspicious occasion of the unification of the seven Emirates, BurJuman is honoured to be celebrating the 47th UAE National Day from 29th November to 3rd December. A host of engaging activities will be organised in the main atriums of the Mall throughout this period from 3pm to 10pm.

The crowning glory of the celebrations will be the unique Year of Zayed installation to commemorate 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE. The installation will feature a revolving centrepiece along with special activation areas for young and old alike, to celebrate the values, wisdom and the great work of the founding father. Complimentary arts & crafts for kids and henna painting will also be offered in this area.

On Commemoration Day, a special remembrance wall will be placed, for guests to leave their handprints and write personal messages of solidarity to acknowledge those Emiratis who gave their lives in the UAE and abroad in the field of civil, military and humanitarian service.

Throughout this period of celebration and reflection, BurJuman will also see the return of their patriotic VW Beetle, decorated in the UAE colours, along with other National Day installations scattered throughout the mall including a Doodle Wall, which will be painted by
visitors in the colours of unity, and a Wall of Wishes, which will feature custom cards on which visitors will be asked to write their thoughts and wishes for the UAE.

While visitors will be treated to the best of Emirati hospitality with complimentary Arabic coffee and dates throughout the celebrations. On National Day itself, the traditional Yola Dance, will be performed in the evening at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm.

Please refer to the schedule below for the full list of activities:

  • “Year of Zayed” Installation featuring Henna and Arts & Crafts: 29th November- 3rd December- Level 1, opposite Matalan, from 3 PM to 10 PM
  • Doodle Wall: 29th November- 3rd December
  • Patriotic VW Beetle: 22nd November- 3rd December – Near Starbucks.
  • Wall of Wishes: 29th November – 3rd December
  • Traditional “Yola” Dance: 2nd December at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8PM
  • Complimentary Coffee and Dates: 29th November – 3rd December