UAE National Day
With a pool of tourist attractions to offer, Dubai tourism has shown a significant growth of nearly 1 Million from 2016, until now. The development of the country has come a long way, when compared to the number of luxuries the country offers today! Decades ago, the UAE National Day was established, giving birth to the country named the United Arab Emirates.
The dates December 1- December 3 mark the occasion of the 48th UAE National day in Dubai and all the emirates out here couldn’t be more excited! With holidays being announced for the public as well as the private sector of the UAE, the whole country is all geared up to celebrate the weekend in style! In case you have no plans for the UAE national weekend yet, sit back and read on, we’ve got you covered!
A little history on the UAE National Day…
Also known as the union day, the UAE National day is celebrated on the 2nd of December every year. It marks the day between the seven emirates which was followed by joining of the seventh emirate, named Ras Al Khaimah, in the year 1972. The UAE National Day celebrations are one of the biggest annual festivals in Dubai.
What happens on this day?
This is one of the best days to experience some of the rich traditions of the Emirati culture and also, of course, celebrate their union along! The highlights of the day involve parades, traditional dances, fireworks, and so much more! Children and adults come together, to celebrate and indulge in the patriotic spirit.It calls for a day full of zest and fun activities for the people of the United Arab Emirates.
Some facts you should know on the 48th UAE National Day:
- UAE National Anthem:The national anthem of UAE is Ishy Bilady which translates to “long live my nation”. The National Anthem lyrics were written by the scholar Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan in the year 1986. Mohammad Abdul Wahab, the famous Egyptian composer composes the national anthem for the United Arab Emirates
- UAE National Flag: The Flag of each country depicts its own culture and importance. The UAE flag also known as the Emirati flag came into being on the map of the world in 1971. It was designed by an Emirati named Abdullah Mohammad Al Maena, who was awarded AED 4000 for designing the flag. Each of the 4 colors of the flag has different meanings. Red color represents the power of the country, green stands for success, white color is basically representing peace while black stands for dignity.
- UAE National Emblem:The national emblem of UAE is represented by a falcon. Having a UAE flag on its heart, the falcon is a UAE heritage with seven stars around it which represent the seven states of the United Arab Emirates.
- UAE National Bird:Every country has a bird that signifies their representation as a whole.The falcon can be seen in most of the UAE’s symbols. Representing the nation’s strength and national heritage, it is an old and heart touching aspect of the United Arab Emirates culture and traditions.
- UAE National Fruit: The National fruit of the United Arab Emirates is a date. These dates grow in abundance in the whole of emirates; they are also a part of a lot of Emirati dishes which are very well known among the people.
- UAE National Animal:A lot of people tend to think that the national animal in the UAE is the camel. It actually, is an Arabian oryx, named Al Maha in Arabic. You can have a look at the pictures of the Arabian oryx on the 50 Dirhams currency note as well.
- UAE National Sport:Camel racing and falconry are the two well-known traditional sports across the whole of the UAE.
What events to lookout for, on the weekend of UAE National Day 2019!
- Cultural programs across malls in Dubai
- Celebrations at the pointe
- National Day activities at the BurjKhalifa light show.
- Laser Show at Dubai festival city
- National Day concerts at La Mer
- National Day celebrations at Juneiram beach park plaza center
- National Day party for kids at Le Petit Palais
- National Day celebrations at the Global village
May the flag of our country always fly high and higher as we mark our 48th Independence Day! Alhamdulillah!