Whether you were in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, you'd likely have noticed the explosion of green, celebrating Saudi National Day on Monday.
To mark the special occassion, both Abu Dhabi & Dubai Airports celebrated through different activities such as having Saudi bands perform traditional Saudi songs on a daily basis for five days and while dates and coffee were served, gifts were also given to passengers arriving from and departing to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In Abu Dhabi, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces ordered one of the main streets to be named King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in honor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
A road in Dubai's Al Sufouh was also ordered to be renamed after the Kingdom's ruler.
Fireworks entertained residents of the UAE on the Palm Jumeirah, Bluewaters Island, and JBR, while The Dubai Mall and Souq Al Bahar hosted concerts with well-known Saudi performers, Ismail Mubarak & Ramy Abdallah.
Performers such as Balqees Al Fathi & Shamma Hamdan also took the stage at City Walk Dubai and La Mer.
Dubai Frame was even illuminated in green to herald the Kingdom's 89th national day.
Saudi Arabia hosted its own bigger celebrations from September 19 to 23 where more than 70 events and a whopping 700,000 fireworks launched 300 meters in the sky. There were also aerobatics performed.
Saudi also welcomed international & regional stars, Nabil Shuail and Nawal el-Kuwaitia from Kuwait to perform on stage across the Kingdom's cities and several global performances such as “Cirque du Soleil" took place.
Happy 89th Saudi Arabia!
Main image credits: Yasser Zareaa