Shamma Hamdan and Balqees to headline Saudi Arabia’s National Day celebrations at MERAAS

  • Arab singers with combined 12 million global following will take the stage at City Walk and La Mer on 19 and 20 September respectively
  • Dazzling fireworks displays at The Beach and Bluewaters on 23 September
  • Roxy Cinemas to offer special rates to mark Saudi Arabia’s 89th National Day 

Start the countdown to mark the Saudi Arabia’s National Day in stellar fashion as the UAE’s most glamourous names in music, pop stars Shamma Hamdan and Balqees, are set to commemorate this year’s celebrations. Visitors will also be mesmerised by spectacular fireworks displays and cultural entertainment across MERAAS destinations, between 19 and 23 September, as the UAE gears up to celebrate the special day in full extravaganza. 

Concerts and Fireworks

Head over with your friends and families to enjoy music nights for free as award-winning singer and regional pop-queen, Balqees, performs fan favourites at City Walk and sets the stage alight with her soulful melodies, strongly rooted in Arab heritage. What’s more, Emirati singer and former Arab’s Got Talent finalist, Shamma Hamdan, will also perform a lively set against the beautiful backdrop of La Mer to spark an unforgettable night. 

Just a few days later, on 23 September you can watch the skies light up over The Beach and Bluewaters during the dazzling fireworks shows. Experience the unparalleled views of the beach and the colossal Ain Dubai and join the community in unified celebration.  

Cinema and Entertainment

Calling all cinema lovers out there - push back on your plush recliner seats and experience a luxe movie experience with Platinum Plus tickets priced at AED89 - almost 40 per cent off - at Roxy Cinemas in celebration of the 89th National Day. 

Create instagrammable moments at Bluewaters with the various art installations made by local Saudi artists paying tribute to the country’s unique art form. Or, take a stroll through Tuscan inspired streets at The Outlet Village and discover the timeless magic of Saudi art and craft through interactive workshops. Lastly, as no celebration is ever complete without some dancing, travel back in time to witness traditional dance performances and roaming entertainment rich in Arab culture and heritage across Bluewaters, Al Seef, Boxpark, The Outlet Village, City Walk and Last Exit Al Khawaneej. 

Offers and Stay
If you are in need of some pampering, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai is offering an exclusive 15 per cent off on their best available rate with complimentary breakfast and dinner. For those seeking an ideal city escape, indulge in La Ville’s Saudi Arabia’s National Day deal with 25 per cent off on rooms, and complimentary breakfast in the heart of City Walk. 

If the cultural aesthetic and creek views are more your style, opt for Al Seef’s  ‘Stay 4, Pay 3’ offer where you can book four nights for the price of three in either the Zabeel House Mini Al Seef, Zabeel House Al Seef or Al Seef Hotel

And that’s not all. Between 22 and 28 September, Saba’a, popular for its oriental cuisine, as well as Skafos, known for its traditional European delicacies, are serving up a special menu. Saudi nationals, upon presenting their IDs, can also benefit from a 20 per cent discount on the total bill. In addition, the two outlets are hosting special giveaways and activities on 23 September in celebration of Saudi Arabia’s National Day.

Entertainment schedule: 

Destination Entertainment/Offer Date Time
The Beach Fireworks 23 Sep 8:30pm
Roxy Cinemas Platinum Plus tickets offer 15-25 Sep  
Roaming Parade (includes stilt walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, flag dancers and Saudi national dancers) 19-21 Sep 6pm - 6:20pm
8pm - 8:20pm
9pm - 9:20pm
10pm - 10:20pm
Bluewaters Fireworks 23 Sep 8:30pm
Traditional Saudi Dance 21-23 Sep 6pm - 6:15pm
7:30pm - 7:45pm
8:30pm - 8:45pm
Themed Flag Dancers 19-22 Sep 6pm - 6:30pm
8pm - 8:30pm
9pm - 9:30pm
Live Art Tournament 20 Sep 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Roaming parade 23 Sep 6:30pm - 6:50pm
7pm- 7:20pm
8pm - 8:20pm
9pm - 9:20pm
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai Artrooms: 15% off on its best available rate with complimentary breakfast and dinner. Booking Dates: 20 Aug-24 Sep
Stay Dates: 18-24 Sep
City Walk Balqees concert 19 Sep 9pm
Roxy Cinemas Platinum Plus tickets offer 15-25 Sep  
Traditional band performance 20-21 Sep 4:30pm - 5pm
6pm - 6:30pm
7:30pm - 8pm
9:20pm - 9:50pm
La Ville rooms: 25% off, including complimentary breakfast Until 30 September  
La Mer Shamma Hamdan concert 20 Sep 9pm
The Outlet Village Traditional roaming entertainment 19-23 Sep 3:15pm - 3:45pm
4:30pm - 5:00pm
5:45pm - 6:15pm
Children's Workshops 19-23 Sep 2pm - 8pm
Face Painting 19-23 Sep 2pm - 8pm
Al Seef Traditional Saudi Dance 20-23 Sep 7pm - 7:15pm
8pm - 8:15pm
9pm - 9:15pm
Henna Artist 19-23 Sep 5pm - 9pm
Cube Art show 20 Sep
Zabeel House: Saba'a and Skafos offers 22-28th Sep
Zabeel House Mini, Zabeel House Al Seef and Al Seef Hotel: Book four nights for the price of three Until 30 Sep
Boxpark Traditional Saudi Dance 19 & 20 Sep 6pm - 6:15pm
7:30pm - 7:45pm
8:30pm - 8:45pm
Last Exit Al Khawaneej Traditional Saudi Dance 20 Sep 7:30pm - 7:45pm
8:30pm - 8:45pm
9:30pm - 9:45pm

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