11 Activities That’ll Make This National Holiday Celebration An Unforgettable One

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The 100th Year of Zayed is a momentous occasion, which is exactly why your National Holiday should be nothing short of amazing. It’s no surprise that Dubai offers a wide range of amazing celebrations and activities, so we totally understand if you haven’t figured out your plans. But if you’re ready to take it up a notch this long weekend, keep reading to find out how you can best celebrate the upcoming National Holiday!

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1. Get the thrill of your life at IMG Worlds of Adventure

Experience a thrilling weekend at the IMG Worlds of Adventure and take on some pretty epic roller coaster rides! If you have yet to visit this theme park, then this long weekend is the perfect opportunity to do so.

In addition to thrilling rides like the Thor Thunder Spin, The Velociraptor and Adventure Fortress, guests will also be welcomed into the park by their favorite Cartoon Network and Marvel characters. That said, we’re sure you’ll be making some pretty awesome memories in this theme park that’ll make you want to come back for more!

2. Take on blood-pumping rides at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Ferrari World

With over 25 racing-themed rides, the Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi has got to be at the top of your go-to list this long weekend! This Ferrari branded theme park is filled with exciting activities fit for every type of thrill-seeker from F1 driving to a cinematic motion-based simulator experience. So if you’ve got the need for speed, the rides and attractions here at Ferrari World are just right up your alley.

3. Have a splashin’ fun time at the Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park!

Atlantis Adventure Waterpark

Spend the weekend in paradise at the Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park! Apart from the thrilling water rides and the park’s magnificent design, the park is located just along the Palm Jumeirah Island, so you can enjoy both the pool and the sea. Don’t miss out on the Aquaconda water slide, the Tower of Poseidon water tanks, and the Lost Chambers Aquarium!

To celebrate the 100th Year of Zayed, be sure to enjoy a Saffron Brunch at Atlantis which will only be available during the National Holiday!

4. Step into your favourite blockbuster films at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts

If the family is having a hard time deciding what to do or where to go during the long weekend, you’d be glad to know that the Dubai Parks and Resorts offers a lil something for everybody! This way, everyone is guaranteed to have a good time!


Guests can venture out through three huge theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, which features several of Hollywood’s blockbuster films; Bollywood Park, which showcases interactive rides themed after famous Bollywood films; and Legoland Dubai, where you’ll witness a whole world created out of legos!

5. Try out some extreme watersports at the Wild Wadi Water Park

Wadi Wadi Waterpark

Looking for a fun-filled weekend? Then look no further than the Wild Wadi Waterpark! Themed after the Legend of Juha, a traveler from Arabian folklore, you can guess that this waterpark is unlike any other – and definitely not for the faint at heart! Who knew a waterpark can be so thrilling?

Wadi Wadi Waterpark 2

Once you’ve successfully convinced your friends and family to join in on this adventure, then it’s time to take on the hair-raising waterslides, use your surfing skills at the wave pool, and face your fears at the aquatic roller coasters! If you need a quick break in between attractions, feel free to rest at the VIP lounge area with luxury cabanas and hammocks.

6. Explore the largest indoor aquarium in the world

Dubai Aquarium

One of the unmissable attractions in Dubai would have to the Dubai Aquarium, aka, the world’s largest indoor aquarium! If you haven’t gotten the chance to step foot into this underwater wonderland, then you’ve got no excuse not to do so during the long weekend! Guests can discover and interact with over 30,000 aquatic species through the Aquarium Tunnel, UNderwater Zoo and Observatory!

After your visit, you can choose to stay for the Dubai Mall Water Fountain Show to witness their National Holiday special, or walk to the Burj Khalifa Observatory and watch the fireworks display from there to cap off the night!

7. Discover exotic animals at The Green Planet

Parrot at The Green Planet

If your favorite pastimes include spending time with animals, then a visit to The Green Planet is a must during the long weekend! The Green Planet is the UAE’s first ever tropical forest housed inside a biodome. Here, the kids can discover and interact with over 3,000 species of animals and flora and fauna!

Be sure you don’t miss out on the Midstory, the Forest Floor, where majority of the animals can be found; and as well as the Flooded Rainforest! Apart from being a great space to encounter these exotic creatures, The Green Planet is devoted to educating everyone who enters the the biodome about these creatures and their habitats.

8. Experience a groundbreaking lightshow at the Dubai Glow Garden

Inside the Dubai Glow Garden, you’ll find one of the country’s most astounding light displays! This family-friendly theme park is perfect for both children and adults, with each activity zone boasting stunning light displays you won’t be able to take your eyes off of! Be sure to have your camera ready as you walk through The Ice Park, the Dinosaur Park and the Garden Glow!

The Ice Park features over 5,000 tons of Ice sculptures created by 150 artists, while the Dinosaur Park boasts brightly lit animatronic dinosaurs. And finally, feast your eyes at the larger-than-life light artificial garden at the Glow Garden! Whether you’re with your family, your friends, or your special someone – you’re sure to make some pretty special memories here!

9. Beat the heat at Laguna Waterpark

Laguna Waterpark

Take the kids to a nice day out at the Laguna Waterpark for some family bonding! Here, the family can relax and unwind by the infinity pool, or slide down the Constrictor and the Mantra – two of the park’s state of the art waterslides! And since the park is located just by Jumeirah Beach, you can also opt to lay seaside and wait for the special National Holiday fireworks display and parade at night!

10. Scare yourself silly at the Hysteria Haunted Attraction


Think you’re brave enough to take on one of the scariest attractions in the city? Then make your way to the Hysteria Haunted Attraction and experience a haunted manor like no other! Face your deepest, darkest fears as you walk through 15 terror zones containing some of the most terrifying creatures!

Make sure to bring a friend or two along and bond through your fears! Trust us – you’re going to need the support!

11. Challenge reality at the VR Park Dubai

Hub Zero

Cancel those couch potato plans this long weekend and get the gang together to experience video games in real life! Whether or not you’re a gamer, VR Park Dubai will be undeniably enjoyable for everyone in the group.

With a number of virtual realities to choose from, we can understand if it’s slightly overwhelming. We highly recommend the Burj Drop, The Walking Dead VR Outbreak and The Raft! Each attraction is perfect for groups, so it’s the best excuse to get your family and friends together for the holidays!

Tripsle me to Dubai!

To make your National Holiday even more special, Tripsle is running a look weekend sale with 12% off all activities (capped at AED 36)! Simply enter promo code “12NATIONAL” at checkout to enjoy the discount anytime between 26 November and 3 Dec 2018.