The United Arab Emirates was founded on 2 December 1971. Numerous activities and festivities are planned on the occasion of the 46th national holiday.

The former Bedouin country is now a tourist center and stands for luxury and wealth. Dubai has become a world metropolis, and by 2020, the city has more than 25 million guests. No other country in the world has developed in this form.

Whether infrastructure, school and education, health or telecommunications: The United Arab Emirates have undergone decades of leaps and bounds. It remains exciting to see how this country, its people and its friends will continue to evolve.

In any case, the already achieved reason is enough to celebrate. And especially on the 46th national holiday of the UAE

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The National Day is one of the most celebrated in the U.A.E, as it commemorates the historic moment in which the seven emirates united to form a single country. It is a day of national pride and all emirates, including Dubai, are full of cultural celebrations.

To remember the magnificent heritage of the country, traditional dances, shows, parades and concerts with stellar appearances are organized. The super rebates of the national day translate into bargains throughout the city, while the lively entertainment and fireworks put the finishing touch to the parties.

The act commemorated that it was on December 2, 1971 when six of the seven emirates that make up the country: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quaiwain, reached the independence of the United Kingdom, joining together to form what we know today as United Arab Emirates. Ras Al-Khaimah stayed on the sidelines until February 11, 1972 when he decided to join the six original emirates.

Since the middle of the 19th century, the Emirates were known for a long time British protectorates and under the name “contract coast“. These “Trucial States” on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman began to develop more and more oil fields on their territory in the 1960s after the pearl industry collapsed.

They promoted the “black gold” on a large scale, followed by an economic boom and extensive development programs. As part of the “East of Suez” policy, Britain then dismissed the emirates to independence in 1971.

These united together to form the United Arab Emirates. Above all, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and the Dubai trade center are today’s modern metropolises.

On December 2, there is no Emirati who does not carry his flag on his soul. Their ways of showing it are of the most varied, but they emphasize the decoration of the houses with big flags and lights of the national colors and of course the cars, which are tuned with images of the Sheiks and above all, of the Sheikh Nayan, founder of the Emirates.

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The UAE residents celebrate National Day, commemorating the founding of the Federation 46 years ago. In all emirates numerous events take place. The whole country is happy to celebrate on this special day, to show its flag and present itself in the national colors red, green, white and black.

It is a show that they celebrate in schools, public institutions even days before the Great Day.

Parades are held in different parts of the Emirates and the most important cities and culminate with a large display of fireworks to be performed in the most emblematic sites.

To commemorate the National Day, schools and public institutions remain closed all week.

A selection of events on the UAE National Day:

  • In the Grand Theater of the Global Village visitors can listen to the sounds of Arabian musicians from 8 pm.
  • If you prefer a bit more rock music, you can visit the concert of the British band The Heavy in the Music Room, combining funk and rock.
  • Atmospheric-jazzy drum and bass that encourages dancing is the legendary British disc jockey LTJ Bukem in Alpha.
  • At the Nasimi Beach (Atlantis, The Palm) the Big Beach Party with David Craig, Schooly, Kristian Valdini and many more is rising under the stars.
  • At the end of the festive day, a fireworks display will be fired at the Festival Center.
  • Children and families will be invited by the Mirdiff City Center to Children’s World Carnival until the 4th of December.

The Emirati people are descendants of Arab tribes that dominated the land for centuries. The descendants of the Bani Yas tribe, the Al Nahyan family and the Al Maktoum family and the royal families of Abu Dhabi and Dubai respectively represent the majority of the Emiratis.

The Al Qawasim family has played a vital role in the history of the UAE

The composition of the country as we know it today is 46 years old, the Emirates is made up of seven emirates, standing out above all for its importance and economic relevance, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Due to commercial growth, expatriates from Arab countries, the Indian subcontinent and Europe came to the United Arab Emirates in search of a better life and jobs with higher wages.

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Dubaiposter team wishing you a very happy independence day and congrats the Emiratis for their National Day.



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