Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day

Emiratis and expats gathered near Burj Khalifa as the carnival spirit continued a day after Dec 2
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The achievements of the UAE in the past 40 years and the country’s vision for the future were the theme of the Downtown Dubai Parade on Dec 3
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The event featured floats, cultural and heritage activities, arts, and music that resonated to the 'Spirit of the Union' concept
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The parade traverses down the Emaar Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, described as 'The centre of now'
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The pageantry of the Downtown Dubai Parade, National Day was marked with five themed floats
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The five themes represented the traditional culture and heritage of the UAE; the country's achievements and its iconic monuments; the cultural diversity of the country; and a tribute to the country's progress
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From Dec 1 to 3, Emaar Boulevard also hosted the Emirates Classic Car Festival, featuring classic cars and classic motorbikes, in addition to several colourful classic car and motorbike parades
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Falconry is a traditional custom in the UAE
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Crowds enjoy the National Day parade
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The spirit of National Day was evident from the way the spectators dressed at the event
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A man captures the moments on his camera
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A participant in the National Day parade
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Dec 2 marked the UAE's 40th National Day
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Children enjoying the National Day celebrations
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A musician plays at the event
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A musician plays at the event
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A member of the float in a mask
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Dance was a part of the celebrations
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Performers and entertainers at the National Day parade
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The event was organised in collaboration with the Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment
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The iconic Burj Khalifa in the background
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The Downtown Dubai Parade featured floats, cultural and heritage activities, arts, and music
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Perfomers and entertainers at the event
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The event was held on Dec 3
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Members of the Civil Defence were also present at the event
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Members of the Civil Defence were also present at the event
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A member of the crowd enjoys the event
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A car decorated with thousands of one-dirham coins
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Cars decorated with flags near the Emaar Boulevard
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Children enjoyed the events and activities at the parade
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A lot of Emirati and expat families attend the event on Saturday