4 ways to celebrate National Day in Dubai
With the UAE’s distinct sense of pride concerning its own heritage, coupled with its famed proclivity for exhibitionism, it’s of little wonder that National Day celebrations in the region continue to flourish in scale and diversity, year on year.
From nationally- themed sushi rolls to explosive fireworks displays, no opportunity to champion the country’s identity is passed over. Here, ShortList recommends how best to spend the next few days, in various eclectic celebration of the 44th year of the place we all call home.
Blue Marlin: National Day celebration with Infinity Ink
The beach-based party spot is honouring National Day in its typically hedonistic style, holding a special brunch and live performance from Infinity Ink. Featuring an assortment of fresh sushi, BBQ dishes and the establishment’s signature cocktails – the terrace and beach brunch will be packed in to a two hour slot between 2-4pm. Not that revels are localised to such a narrow time frame however, with the all-day party set to go on until at least 11pm.
When: December 2, 1pm-11pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot, +971 56 113 3400
Kanpai: National Day Menu
Contemporary Japanese restaurant Kanpai has created four bespoke menus as a culinary homage to the National Day, available between December 1 to 3. All the tailored offerings will feature the specially designed UAE flag roll, an imaginative Asian assortment of rolls and tobiko with mint, cream cheese and black sesame – recalling the UAE flag’s colours. In conjunction with these novelty additions will be a selection of Kanpai’s most innovative dishes, from Grilled soy marinated salmon and Piri Kara Chicken. From AED149.
When: December 1-3
Where: Kanpai, Souk al Bahar, +971 4441 92 62