Our December started with a loud bang, with the UAE national day kicking off the month. The celebration started with a 10 minute fireworks display at the corniche area on 01 December 2012. As advertised the fireworks will start around 8:30 pm.
We decided to join in the festivities since there will be no work the following day. We had a impromptu picnic at the park. We packed our instant hot chocos and some munchies and headed to the park. We have to walk since the road leading to the corniche is already crowded. Before we were able to find a spot, the fireworks started already. One word, beautiful.
The kid in me will always be amazed with the loud bang as well as the colorful splatter of glittering lights in the sky. It will never cease to make me clap with glee while shouting "ooooohhhh" and "aaaahhhhh."
After the display, we found a small spot since the entire park was fully packed. That's when we started people watching. Yes, people watching, the most enjoyable activity that you could do without spending a cent. Kids and and adults are walking while spraying artificial snow and bubbles to passersby. We even had our share of spray even if we were just sitting. It was fun. Cars passing honking and throwing confettis also made the night more party-ish.
The main firework event was on 02 December 2012 the same venue. we didn't dare went out to watch it because there's too much traffic. We only went out before it was dark to do a little shopping. We were lucky to catch the air show. It was exciting. The daredevil pilots can really take your breath away. The parade of cars with uae stickers were also everywhere.
Truly a festive way to start off my December 2012.