UAE Government Announces Four Day Long Weekend on National Day!
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UAE Government Announces Four Day Long Weekend on National Day!

On December 2, 2022, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will celebrate its 51st National Day, preceded by Commemoration Day on November 30. However, the day is celebrated on November 1 to pay homage to the martyrs, like Salem Suhail Bin Khamis,who sacrificed their lives in the country’s formation in 1971. This year’s National Day in UAE is on Friday, which is the last working day. Therefore, the government has announced public holidays for Commemoration Day and UAE National Day, followed by a weekend on December 3 and 4. Hence, a four-day consecutive break from work is a treat from the UAE officials for employees nationwide.

History of UAE’s National Day

December 2, 2022, is the Independence Day of the UAE, when the country finally got freed from British rule. Before establishing itself as an independent nation, it was distributed into rival tribal groups in 1820. Further, Britain convinced the tribes to offer protection, but in return, would capture some piece of land. Numerous tribes surrendered to their offer and allowed them to rule. However, in 1968, Britain started experiencing a financial crisis and decided to free UAE. Finally, the then rulers of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, and Ajman united on December 2, 1971, to declare their independence from British rule, and introduced UAE (United Arab Emirates). Later, the seventh emirate from Ras Al Khaimah also joined them and expressed affirmation of this union. Since them national day in UAE continues to get celebrated on December 2 with immense fireworks, jubilation and gratitude.

Interesting Facts about UAE & Its National Day Celebration

  1. The first Emir of Abu Dhabi and the wealthiest among the seven emirates, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, happened to be the first president of the UAE.
  2. All the citizens strongly believe that if today the UAE is a middle power and an influential nation, it is predominantly because of the seven emirates who united in 1971.
  3. Sheikh Zayed’s son, Sheikh Khalifa, was the second president of the United Arab Emirates and served from 2004 until he died on May 13, 2022.
  4. President Sheikh Mohammed will mark as the first-time leader and oversee the UAE National Day celebrations this year, 2022.
  5. United Arab Emirates (UAE) houses some of the tallest buildings in the world, like Burj Khalifa, and has oil reserves and other attractions inviting tourists from different parts of the world. 

Last but not least, many preparations are also going to celebrate 51st National Day in UAE, amidst several fireworks, keeping relaxed Covid-19 restrictions in mind.

Ending Note:

Whether you or anyone close resides in Dubai, Sharjah, or anywhere in UAE can make the most of the long weekend on National Day in UAE. The epic official show on UAE National Day will be broadcast on all local TV channels. Besides, you can also buy National Day Gifts online for loved ones settled in UAE. Gifting is an integral part of any celebration and makes it memorable. There are many gifting portals, like, from where you can buy gifts to UAE online for National Day celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations, etc., with express delivery service in UAE to make loved ones happy thrilled.

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