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UAE National Day events start 50 days early


DUBAI – This year’s UAE National Day will be celebrated beginning 50 days before December 2, the Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee announced.

The public has been invited to nationwide celebrations marking a 50-day countdown to the 50th UAE National Day on December 2.

For the first time, celebrations of the National Day will begin 50 days before December 2 to mark the country’s Golden Jubilee milestone.

The initiative, titled 50 days to 50, invites everyone to participate in celebrations by following a series of activations on the official UAE National Day social media platforms @OfficialUAEND.

“With over 200 nationalities living in the UAE, we invite everyone who calls the UAE home to celebrate by learning more about the traditions and rituals that make our great society, and participate in our daily activities in the lead up to the official National Day Ceremony,” said Shaikha Al Ketbi, Head of Creative Strategy of the Year of the 50th.

Every day, people in the UAE are invited to visit attractions, discover hidden gems around the country, learn and sing the UAE’s national anthem, submit photographs of different locations in the country that are meaningful to them, and participate in the joyous celebrations leading up to the National Day with their friends and family.

The Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee also invites all government entities, private companies, schools and organizations to join the nation in celebrating every day for the next 50 days.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared the year 2021 as “The Year of the 50th” to commemorate 50 years since the nation’s founding in 1971. ICA/Expat Media

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