Dubai: A line-up of events and activities will be held in Dubai to celebrate the National Day of Kuwait, which falls on February 25, it was announced.
The celebrations, to range from concerts and fireworks shows to culinary and cultural activities, will be organised on February 24 and 25, with the Etisalat Beach Canteen, the hub of Dubai Food Festival, being the central location.
Families can enjoy concerts featuring Miami Band from Kuwait and singer Bader Al Shaibi. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy performances from traditional bands, a unique culinary experience dished out by top Kuwaiti chef Jameela Al Lenqawi, and a fireworks show at the beach.
Dubai International Airport will also mark the occasion by staging a water salute to aircraft arriving from Kuwait while flowers, Arabic sweets and coffee will be offered to Kuwaiti visitors arriving in Dubai, in keeping with the spirit of Arab hospitality and culture.
Major tourism attractions, leading malls and theme parks in Dubai will also participate in the National Day celebrations of Kuwait through various family-oriented activities.
Ahmad Al Khaja, chief executive officer of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said the range of activities and events that will be held in the emirate to celebrate the National Day speaks volumes of the strong relations between the UAE and Kuwait and will further highlight the shared values and cultural background.
“We are also delighted that the celebrations marking Kuwait’s National Day are taking place during our Dubai Food Festival and at Etisalat Beach Canteen, the festival’s central location that is truly tailor-made for families with its own calendar of foodie events and activities,” he said.
The importance attached to the Kuwaiti National Day celebrations is evident by the fact that major events like the concert by Bader Al Shaibi, culinary sessions by chef Jameela and the fireworks show will be held at the Etisalat Beach Canteen, the hub of the annual Dubai Food Festival (DFF), DFRE stated.
February 23, main cultural stage, Global Village
Renowned Miami Band from Kuwait will perform at Global Village.
February 24, Etisalat Beach Canteen, Jumeirah Beach behind Sunset Mall
A free-to-attend concert by regional talent, Bader AlShaibi. The event will be presented by famous Kuwaiti actor Mahmoud Bu Sheri.
Celebrate with the chef
February 24, Etisalat Beach Canteen
Top Kuwaiti Chef Jameela Al Lenqawi will be holding cooking sessions.
February 25, Etisalat Beach Canteen
Fireworks show at the beach at 8.30pm, which will bring the curtains down on the Kuwait National Day celebrations in Dubai.
February 22–March 10, Dubai International Airport
February 22-25, Terminal 1, 2 & 3
Etisalat Beach Canteen
February 22–March 10, Jumeirah Beach, behind Sunset Mall
Activities include cooking demonstrations and workshops, cookie painting, balloon modelling, chocolate workshop, games and fun activities for children.