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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

Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
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
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
The event featured floats, cultural and heritage activities, arts, and music that resonated to the 'Spirit of the Union' concept
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
The parade traverses down the Emaar Boulevard in Downtown Dubai, described as 'The centre of now'
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
The pageantry of the Downtown Dubai Parade, National Day was marked with five themed floats
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
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
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
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
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Falconry is a traditional custom in the UAE
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Crowds enjoy the National Day parade
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
The spirit of National Day was evident from the way the spectators dressed at the event
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
A man captures the moments on his camera
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
A participant in the National Day parade
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Dec 2 marked the UAE's 40th National Day
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Children enjoying the National Day celebrations
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
A musician plays at the event
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
A musician plays at the event
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
A member of the float in a mask
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Dance was a part of the celebrations
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Performers and entertainers at the National Day parade
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
The event was organised in collaboration with the Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
The iconic Burj Khalifa in the background
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
The Downtown Dubai Parade featured floats, cultural and heritage activities, arts, and music
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Perfomers and entertainers at the event
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
The event was held on Dec 3
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Members of the Civil Defence were also present at the event
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Members of the Civil Defence were also present at the event
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
A member of the crowd enjoys the event
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
A car decorated with thousands of one-dirham coins
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Cars decorated with flags near the Emaar Boulevard
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
Children enjoyed the events and activities at the parade
Party rumbles on in Dubai for UAE's 40th National Day
A lot of Emirati and expat families attend the event on Saturday