As for the celebrations...they lasted for days. The daytime celebrations went on for a couple of weeks...the night time celebrations were two straight nights of craziness. (PS some of the decorations are still up and National Day was December 2nd.)
looking down the artifacts room...that's real sand and native animals (don't worry - the animals weren't alive)
female and male traditional attire
one of halls in the elementary building decorated with traditional decorations and student National Day projects
decorations lining the streets
and still more
fireworks from the corniche, night #1
National Day cruising the corniche
silly string and foam anyone?
here come the "string bandits"...lol
yea - Rachel got ambushed...
so did I
this was a video display on the side of a building
the UAE aerobatic jets
Yes...cars were shrink-wrapped in National Day decor
the policeman took our silly string...
so we reloaded...
night #2 of fireworks...these I could see from my bedroom window
a room at our school which was turned into the "artifact" room...millions of AED of artifacts
oud, knives, swords, gold, paintings, animals...etc...
momma and baby camel that were brought in to our school...
Truly - isn't he the cutest 3 month old camel you've ever seen?
momma and baby horse at our school as well