UAE National Day Decoration Ideas

by Hafla
uae national day decoration ideas

This year, on December 2nd, UAE will celebrate its 51st National Day. The National Day stands for the official nationalization of the UAE in 1971. On this day, the six emirates ( Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm-al-Quwain, Fujairah, and Ajman) were integrated into one nation. The seventh emirate R’as-al-khaiman became a part of the UAE the following year. The UAE National Day is celebrated will utmost joy and vigor by all age groups. Since this day is a national holiday for all in the UAE, people make the most of this day by showing up on the streets to enjoy the beautiful National Day decor and lighting. On this day, the entire UAE is adorned in the most extravagant manner, and watching it is a treat to the eyes. 

At this time of the year, the entire city is gleaming in UAE’s quard-color flag color, which is green, white, black, and red. The streets, deserts, beaches, homes, and offices indulge in the celebration by adorning their space in the most elegant & vibrant manner. The decorations and lighting play a very significant role in enhancing the beauty of a space. 

Listed below is a list of UAE National Day decoration ideas that you can add to your space to showcase your love for this magnificent & flourishing nation.

UAE National Day flag bunting

flag bunting

A celebration is incomplete without adding some bunting to the decoration. Buntings are essentially colorful pieces of paper/fabric/ thin plastic sheets or even light cardboard cutouts that are suspended from strings. On this national day, you can add bunting in the UAE national flag theme at the entryway of your home, porch, outside shops, in the office, shopping malls, commercial complexes, streets, and other areas.

Creative Bunting Decor Ideas:

  • Entrance Welcoming: Frame the entrance with UAE flag-themed bunting to welcome guests.
  • Flag Garland: Create a flag garland by alternating UAE flag bunting with solid color bunting for a visually appealing display.
  • DIY Photo Booth Backdrop: Design a DIY photo booth backdrop by draping bunting creatively, providing a festive setting for memorable photos.
  • Outdoor Fence Decor: String bunting along outdoor fences or garden spaces to extend the celebration into outdoor areas.
  • Car Parade Decoration: If there’s a car parade planned, attach bunting to cars for a mobile and festive display of UAE National Day spirit.
  • Gift Wrapping Accent: Use shorter lengths of bunting as accents on gift-wrapped presents, tying them into bows or simply attaching them to gift bags
  • Ceiling Swirls: Hang bunting from the ceiling in a swirling pattern
  • Staircase Decoration: Adorn stair railings with bunting, creating a cascading effect for an eye-catching staircase decoration

UAE National Day Tree Illumination

tree illumination

Tree illuminations are a string of fairy lights or LED lights wrapped around trees. These lights cloaked around trees create a visual delight at night. Depending on the event’s theme, you can pick the color of the lights. For national day celebrations, you can opt for white, red, and green lights. Tree illuminations are a captivating decor pick for lighting the streets that are surrounded by trees or any outdoor space with trees and tall plants.


UAE National Day balloon decoration 

UAE national day balloon decoration

Can a celebration even begin without some balloons? Balloons symbolize happiness & celebration. They add vibrancy to the event space irrespective of the occasion. There are various ways in which you can use balloons this National day. You can opt for options like individual balloons in quad-color, balloon pillars, balloon arches, and balloon walls, to name a few as a decor component this National Day.

Balloon Decor Ideas :

  • Colorful Display: Opt for balloons in the colors of the UAE flag – red, green, white, and black – to create a vibrant and patriotic display.
  • Flag-Inspired Balloon Arrangements: Arrange balloons to mimic the design of the UAE flag, creating eye-catching and symbolic balloon formations.
  • Balloon Bouquets: Create balloon bouquets using UAE flag colors and place them strategically around the venue for a festive touch.
  • Floating UAE Flags: Attach small UAE flags to helium balloons for a floating effect, adding an extra layer of national pride to the decorations.
  • Balloon Arches: Design balloon arches at entrances or key focal points, incorporating the UAE flag colors for a grand and welcoming entrance.
  • Clustered Balloon Clouds: Create clustered balloon clouds suspended from the ceiling to add a whimsical and celebratory atmosphere to the space.
  • Customized Balloon Banners: Spell out UAE National Day messages or slogans using letter-shaped balloons to convey personalized greetings.
  • Balloon Pathways: Line pathways or walkways with balloons to guide guests and create a festive atmosphere as they move through the venue.

Balloon Decoration Office decor pack Balloon Wall Decor

UAE National Day umbrella decoration

UAE National day umbrella decoration

Umbrella decoration is a great pick to decorate outdoor event spaces. Umbrellas suspended upside down from strings can create a canopy in outdoor space and function as a decorative component at the same time. Umbrella decoration in UAE flag colors will blend perfectly with the theme.

Decoration Lights

decoration lights

Decoration lights play a crucial role in enhancing the beauty of a space. The illumination of lights at night adds depth to the space and makes nighttime even more alluring. This National day, there is a range of lighting options available that can be added to various spaces like streets, beaches, building facades or indoors, homes, deserts, around trees, and more. You can opt for fairy lights, led strip lights, or bulb lights in color warm white light, a.k.a. Yellow light, or UAE flag color lights, that is white, green, and red.

With so many amazing decoration options to choose from this National Day, you can create an outstanding ambiance with these decoration choices. The above-mentioned options for decoration are perfect for commercial as well as non-commercial spaces. All these and more are available in the meticulously curated National Day collection at HaflaYou can choose the ones that suit your taste from an infinite range of options at Hafla.

Fairy Lights decor National Day collection


What are the national symbols of the UAE?

a golden falcon (Hawk of Quraish) with a disk in the middle, which shows the UAE flag and seven stars representing the seven Emirates of the federation

which is the national flower of UAE?

The national flower of the United Arab Emirates is the Tribulus Omanense

What are the traditional foods of the UAE? 

Traditional dishes include Al Machboos, Margooga, Al Harees, Frsee’ah, Jisheid, and Mishwy. 

Are there any special events or activities that take place during UAE National Day?

Yes, there are a number of special events and activities that take place during UAE National Day, including:

  • Official government events and ceremonies, such as the flag-raising ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi
  • Fireworks displays and parades in major cities throughout the country
  • Cultural performances and exhibitions
  • Free admission to museums and other attractions
  • Special discounts and promotions at businesses and restaurants

What should I wear to celebrate UAE National Day?

There is no specific dress code for celebrating UAE National Day, but many people choose to wear traditional Emirati clothing, such as the kandura for men and the abaya for women. Others choose to wear clothing with the UAE flag or other National Day symbols.

Written by: Nitya Gupta

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