Shopping centres, festivals and tourist destinations across Dubai host activities to celebrate the day
Dubai, 23 February, 2017: To mark the National Day of the State of Kuwait, which falls on 25 February, shopping centres and tourist destinations across Dubai will be hosting a series of events in celebration of the occasion. The events reflect the strong, long-standing relations between the UAE and Kuwait and the people of both countries.
Dubai International Airport will mark the occasion by offering flowers, Arabic sweets and coffee to Kuwaiti visitors arriving in Dubai, reflecting the spirit of Arabian hospitality and culture.
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and one of the most popular tourist attractions, will display the colours of the Kuwaiti national flag.
Global Village will also host select activities that will see artists from the GCC present evening shows expressing joy, jubilation and love for Kuwait. UAE artist Adel Ibrahim and Kuwaiti artist Badr Al Shoaib will sing in a concert on the night of 25 February at 8:30pm, followed by fireworks at 9:00pm, while the gates of Global Village will display the colours of the Kuwaiti national flag.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is offering its guests deals and discounts on entry throughout the weekend.
Activities in shopping malls
The Dubai Mall will mark Kuwait’s National Day by displaying the colours of the country’s national flag on its digital screens over the course of three days from 23-25 February. The mall will also host a concert by an Emirati artist, Balqis.
Other malls and shopping destinations including Majid Al Futtaim’s Mall of the Emirates and City Centres Deira and Mirdiff, as well as Ibn Battuta Mall, The Beach and City Walk which will mark Kuwaiti National Day through their digital screens and activities taking place as part of DFF.
Dubai Food Festival (DFF), organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), kicks off on 23 February and runs until 11 March, will also join the Kuwait National Day celebrations. DFF’s main platform, Beach Canteen, will feature a line-up of unique attractions, including a large mural representing some of the most important landmarks in Kuwait. The mural, which will be painted by the public under the supervision of prominent artists, will be dedicated to the General Consulate of Kuwait. Beach Canteen will also feature art performances inspired by Kuwaiti heritage.
Additional activities at the Beach Canteen include cooking contests in collaboration with celebrity chefs such as Manal Al Alem, young Emirati Chef Bader Najib and others. DFF will also serve as a platform to host food influencers and provide the public with the opportunity to meet famous artists such as singer Assala Nasri, who will address the media to mark the occasion of Kuwait National Day.
All the above events are aimed at joining the people of Kuwait in celebrating this special occasion, as well as strengthening the bond that unites the people of the UAE and Kuwait.