5 Ways To Celebrate Saudi National Day in the UAE

Lindsay Judge   |   22-09-2021

Thursday 23rd September 2021 marks Saudi Arabia’s 91st National Day.


Known locally as Al-Yaom-ul-Watany, it marks September 23rd 1932, when King Abdulaziz announced the unification of the country as a kingdom.


As every year, the UAE is celebrating in solidarity with its close partner country so we’ve rounded up some of the ways you can recognise this day over the weekend.


  1. See the world’s tallest building turn green



On 23rd September 2021 the Burj Khalifa will feature a special projection to celebrate KSA National Day. The world’s tallest building will turn green in honour of this special day and the Saudi National flag will be illuminated on the building between 8pm and 9pm.



  1. Buy yourself an exclusive fragrance



Jean Paul Gaultier is celebrating the occasion with the release of a special film and exclusive memorabilia that celebrates the heritage, culture and future of the country. Working with local Saudi Arabian artisans the brand has created an exclusive luxe green velvet box with the words “Jean Paul Gaultier Loves Saudi Arabia” housing his iconic Scandal fragrance for men and women. Find out more about the collaboration on Instagram @jeanpaulgaultier.


  1. Celebrate Saudi brands in your home



Saudi founded interiors brand Aura Living has a beautiful range of home accessories to decorate your home and celebrate in style. Invest in beautiful pieces for your living area that will help to support and celebrate Saudi-based brands.



  1. Treat yourself to an exclusive handbag



Carolina Herrera is presenting an exclusive pre-launch of three exclusive bags from its Royal collection to celebrate KSA National Day. The three bags named Duke, Duchess and Camelot are the most elegant in the House’s collection. Handcrafted in the CH Leather Atelier in Spain, the Royal Collection features the finest in leather and will add a chic accent to your wardrobe. Available exclusively in the Middle East for a limited time.


  1. Buy flowers for the one you love



Forever Rose has launched an exclusive caption collection in honour of KSA National Day. The KSA Flag Rose Capsule Collection features stunning pieces that are reminiscent of the Nation’s rich history and heritage including signature flowers in the colours of the KSA flag. The roses are arranged in a round marble vase and glass capsule. Available at Forever Rose boutiques in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.