"Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan" by Roa al Madani
Celebrate the 48th National Day of United Arab Emirates through vibrant art by the local artists.

This year UAE is celebrating the 48th National Day, also known as ‘Al-Eid Al Watani’on 2nd of December. The buildings all over the country are decorated with red, white, black, and green colors of the UAE’s flag. The souvenirs and flags of National Day-themed items are sold at stores in every Emirate. Some people even decorate their cars with national symbols and colors. The ways of celebration may differ throughout the country but their love and appreciation for the UAE keep them united.

“Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan” by Roa al Madani

National Day is a special immense occasion when people from all the 7 Emirates unite and  celebrate this big exciting event. 

From exploring the Emirate’s unique heritage with cultural festivals, parades and delicious traditional cuisines to spending time with family and friends at exciting activities all across the Emirates, there’s something special for everyone.

If you a keen admirer of art  and you would relish spending your time fully emerging yourself into art exhibitions dedicated to the National Day then it is the right time to seize the moment and grasp the opportunity. 

“Tribute Horse” by Jenson Renji Cherian

“Treasures of Arabia” by Art4You Gallery

Art4you Gallery presents “Treasures of Arabia” at Ahmedia Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE.  48 artists join hands together to celebrate the 48th UAE National Day.

Art4You guests in front of the “Mystical Love” artwork by Jesno Rengi

20 different nationalities celebrate the Year of Tolerance by paying tribute to The Father of the Nation – HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father and the principal driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates.

“United in Power” by Ahmed al Dossary

Etihad Museum

Experience the UAE’s rich legacy captured in photographs at the new Founding Fathers exhibition at Etihad M/useum, displaying memories introducing visitors to important periods in UAE’s history. Organised by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Founding Fathers exhibition chronicles the country’s past and its ambitious evolution, commemorating the key moments that led to the Union’s establishment in December 1971. The entry is free.

Etihad Museum

Al Ghurair Centre

Al Ghurair Centre will house more than 40 paintings for a one month Art Exhibition in honor of the 48th anniversary of UAE; the artworks for this show are inspired by the local culture, history, people, animals, landscapes, architecture and life in the United Arab Emirates.

Visitors to the show will find incredibly beautiful images of UAE’s most memorable landmarks, historical sites, cultural celebrations and many more things, which makes this country so vibrant and cosmopolitan! The exhibition will be open to the public from 28th of November till the 28th of December 2019 on the ground floor of Al Ghurair Mall.

The exhibiting artists include, Elizabeth Bruce, Saima Hasan, Sadaqat Pervaiz, Nayma Yasir, Rabia Naz, Gomathi Shiva & Shyamala Venkatesh. The National Pride Art Exhibition is a FREE entry event, open to general public.

Magic of the Dessert by Saima Hasan

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Celebrate the National Day of the UAE at Louvre by discovering local traditions and culture with your family with special performances, activities, workshops and tours to immerse you in the rich heritage of the nation. Louvre features family workshops, mini interactive tours, storytelling, activity booklets, Sadu pop up performances. All activities are free with a museum admission ticket.

Visit the Louvre official website for more information.

ProArt Gallery

To Celebrate the 48th Anniversary of the Country, at ProArt Gallery the exhibition “The Emirates- A Perspective” by Trever John De Pattenden, explores the Beauty of the Varied Landscapes & the Traditions in the different Emirates.

ProArt Gallery

We hope you enjoy celebrating the National Day of UAE and find time to visit the art galleries and museums we have suggested.