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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Finishing touches to UAE's National Day weekend - in pictures

The country is awash in Green, Red, black and white as the Emirates gears up for its 47th anniversary celebrations on December 2

The UAE will celebrate its National Day on December 2 with the government declaring both Sunday and Monday as public holidays.

All around the country bunting, flags, Year of Zayed signs and more for 47th National Day celebrations.

Fireworks will light up the sky, live concerts will be music to the ears, theatre shows will take centre stage, while parades and air shows will give everyone a chance to get in on the fun.

On the roads, thousands have already arranged this year's decals on their vehicles.

More than 22,000 people are expected to pack into the stadium for This is Zayed. This is the UAE, a high-energy tribute to the UAE's Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed.

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