National Day in the United Arab Emirates

National Day in the United Arab Emirates

On December 02, 1971, the United Arab Emirates was founded. The sheikdoms Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Quaiwain, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman and Dubai joined together to form a union. Ras Al Khaimah followed a year later. Every year, on the 02.12., there are celebrations everywhere in the country.

Many events, everywhere on the national holiday, take place in the United Arab Emirates.

The official celebrations (parades) already start on the eve of National Day, on 01 December each year. In 2020, it will be the 49th anniversary of the founding of the country.

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