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REPORTS - NATIONAL DAY 2015 EVENTS AND REPORTS

Gala event held as UAE Embassy in Washington celebrates National Day

Posted on 06/12/2015

WASHINGTON D.C.: The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, DC celebrated the UAE's 44th National Day at a gala event hosted by Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba. In marking the UAE's rapid progress over 44 years, the event at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC honoured the newly announced Emirates Mission to Mars and underscored how the country's space program will inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers. On this festive occasion, ...  >>MORE

UAE embassies, diplomatic missions mark national day #UAENationalDay44

Posted on 04/12/2015

The UAE embassies and diplomatic missions abroad marked on Wednesday the UAE's national day anniversary. The Ambassadors and senior diplomats saluted the founding fathers, among others, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, for their historic and remarkable role in establishing the Union on 2nd December 1971. The guests referred to the huge achievements scored by the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of ...  >>MORE

King of Morocco, Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed and Rulers attend 44th UAE National Day celebrations

Posted on 03/12/2015

Under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and in the presence of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses Members of Supreme Council and The Rulers of Emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers, attended this ...  >>MORE

UAE basks in glory of the founding fathers, says Mohamed bin Zayed #UAENationalDay44

Posted on 03/12/2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the UAE's 44th National Day anniversary. He also extended his congratulations to Their Highnesses Members of Supreme Council, The Rulers of the Emirates, on this great occasion. In a statement after the official ceremony, held at Zayed Sports City this evening, Sheikh Mohamed said, "It ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Report on 44th National Day

Posted on 03/12/2015

The UAE's foreign policy has become a dynamic, effective and successful example thanks to the wise vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The UAE has built a wide network of strategic relationships and partnerships countries around the world. These relationships have influenced the UAE's national economy, strengthening its presence and position on both regional and international levels. Since its establishment in the early 1970s, the UAE has pursued a foreign ...  >>MORE

UAE marks 44th National Day

Posted on 03/12/2015

On the occasion of the 44th National Day of the United Arab Emirates, the National Media Council has issued the following report. The United Arab Emirates commemorates its 44th National Day on 2nd December, a day which embodies the Spirit of the Union and celebrates 44 years of great achievements since the federation was established in 1971. The day is a celebration of the high esteem in which we hold the founding President of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest ...  >>MORE

The UAE goes from strength to strength

Posted on 03/12/2015

A UAE daily paper lauded the UAE's success story as a role model for many in the region and beyond. 'The UAE has scaled new heights of glory and development. As the nation celebrates its 44th National Day today, it is an occasion to post new goals for itself and choreograph new ideas and vistas to attain those objectives. The UAE's success story is owing to its egalitarian leadership and the dedication that the nationals and expatriates had shown in realising the targets of development and ...  >>MORE

UAE government’s priority is happiness of its people: UAE paper

Posted on 03/12/2015

It is an important indication of the UAE government's far-sightedness that its main focus is the improvement of its citizens and that it has made people's happiness its top priority, a UAE daily paper commented on Wednesday. 'This clarity, that the purpose of governance is the betterment of the people, is highly commendable and allows the government to target its actions towards this vital benchmark. The National Day speech by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan laid out ...  >>MORE

Statement of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates, on the UAE's 44th National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates, has called on the government and people to rally around a ten-point national economic, educational and social programme, in tribute to the fallen heroes. 'Our Armed Forces servicemen have set wonderful examples of the ultimate heroism and sacrifice. We have lost martyrs, who offered their lives in defence of their nation and its values. All of us have a duty, which is to remain loyal to the values for which ...  >>MORE

Statement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the 44th UAE National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

On the occasion of the 44th National Day of the UAE, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued a statement to Dira'a Al Watan, The Nation Shield, magazine. Below is the statement in full: "In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful, Dear men and women citizens, Peace be upon you all. On the occasion of our 44th National Day, I would like to greet you all. I would also like to greet my brothers, ...  >>MORE

Statement by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on the 44th UAE National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

On the occasion of the 44th National Day of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has issued a statement to Dira'a Al Watan, (The Nation's Shield) magazine. Below is the statement in full. "Dear brothers and sisters, Today we celebrate an important anniversary cherished by Emiratis and Arabs: the 44th anniversary of the UAE National Day. On a day like this in 1971, the dawn of the Union ...  >>MORE

Statement of the Ruler of Sharjah on the 44th UAE National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

On the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the establishment of the UAE Union, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has conveyed his congratulations to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the UAE, and its loyal people. In an address on the occasion provided to the Nation Shield magazine, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan said that National Day is unlike any other ...  >>MORE

Statement of the Ruler of Ajman on the 44th UAE National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, has said that the UAE is keen to harness all its capabilities and resources to strengthen the role of the armed forces and other security agencies to protect the UAE's achievements and preserve its gains. The UAE's Armed Forces responded to the call of duty in peace and war, hands holding a weapon, building and constructing, which embodied the truly high status reached by our armed forces. Sheikh Humaid told ...  >>MORE

Statement of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah on the 44th UAE National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses the Rulers of the Emirates, and the UAE people, on ...  >>MORE

Statement of the Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain on the 44th UAE National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

On the occasion of the UAE's 44th National Day, H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, gave a statement to the Nation Shield Magazine. Following is the speech in full: 'Under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE government and people are celebrating the UAE's 44th National Day anniversary. On this occasion, we remember with pride our founding leaders and, above them, the late Sheikh Zayed bin ...  >>MORE

Statement of the Ruler of Fujairah on the occasion of the 44th UAE National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, made a statement to The Nation Shield magazine on the occasion of the UAE's 44th National Day. The following is the statement in full: "44 years have passed since the establishment of our beloved nation on land where our country's roots extend for thousands of years, and these 44 years of working and building the pillars of the union, based on the solid foundation of human beings, and the visions of the ...  >>MORE

Statement by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed on the 44th UAE National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

The 2nd of December represents an important historic moment. On this day in 1971, the UAE founding father and custodian of its progress, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, achieved his dream with the declaration of the United Arab Emirates. That moment marked a change in both history and geography, and saw a new dawn for one of the most remarkable success stories in the region and in the whole world. The 2nd of December is a source of pride and glory. On this very day, our journey for ...  >>MORE

Mansour bin Zayed’s statement on national day #UAENationalDay44

Posted on 02/12/2015

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has extended his appreciation to the martyrs who sacrificed themselves for the sake of the homeland. He also paid tribute to the soldiers of the UAE Armed Forces who are role models in defending the country and homeland against all threats and challenges. In his statement to the Nation Shield Magazine on the occasion of the UAE's 44th National Day, Sheikh Mansour said that the Union is a great ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed's statement on national day #UAENationalDay44

Posted on 02/12/2015

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has emphasised that the celebration of this great day highlights the size of achievements, the growing role and stature of the UAE on the international map as one of the influential countries in various domains. It is virtual security force that lead the way in protecting children. The UAE is also the most prosperous and stable country, which leads in scientific research in the entire region ...  >>MORE

Hazza bin Zayed statement on national day #UAENationalDay44

Posted on 02/12/2015

H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, has paid a glowing tribute to the founding fathers who established the UAE and hoisted the UAE flag, declaring to the region and the world the birth of a new state. In his statement on the 44th national day anniversary to the Nation Shield Magazine, he hailed the UAE sacrifices in support of the sisterly state of Yemen. Following is the full text of statement: "On this day, 44 years ago, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al ...  >>MORE

Al Jaber pays tribute to UAE martyrs, leaders on National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, has paid tributes to the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the UAE leaders, namely President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses ...  >>MORE

Message from the British Ambassador on UAE's National Day

Posted on 02/12/2015

British Ambassador to the UAE Philip Parham made the following statement on UAE's national day anniversary "The 2nd of December is a time for many of us to celebrate. It is the anniversary of the birth of a strong ally and important partner of the UK. The UAE is important for the 120,000 British nationals who live and work here, and who contribute to the country; for the more than one million British people who visit each year; for the 5,000 British companies who operate here; for all those ...  >>MORE

National Day Parade rocks Downtown Boulevard

Posted on 29/11/2015

At 2.45pm on Saturday at Downtown Dubai, hundreds of bikers and motorists start their engines — the sports bikes, cruisers and super cars begin sputtering together like thunder. The motorists then move to the back of the procession that is set to scale the Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard. Crowds waving the Emirati flag amassed on both sides of the boulevard. At three o'clock, the drums roll, trumpets sound and the National Day parade begins. The UAE is celebrating its 44th year of unity on ...  >>MORE

National Day to be celebrated in air, ground and water

Posted on 29/11/2015

The first cars decorated in UAE colours and symbols have already started roaming the capital's street as the fever for the 44th UAE National Day preparations keeps growing. Shops and private homes are being decorated with Emirati flags and colourful lights. The sky over Abu Dhabi is busy with Al Fursan Aerobatics' jets, practicing for the air show, which will take place on the Corniche on December 1, from 3pm till 6pm. The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority has joined forces with several ...  >>MORE

The UAE has played a growing role in world affairs since its formation

Posted on 29/11/2015

It is one of the duties of a head of state to welcome foreign dignitaries and leaders, and, in turn, to return those visits overseas. From the early days of the UAE and even before, these state occasions were crucial to establishing the emerging country's place in the world, forging ties that could bring peace and security, not just at home, but for all mankind. For Sheikh Zayed, as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, this was a process that began well before unification in December 1971 and continues to ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed cultivated UAE’s international reputation one friendship at a time

Posted on 29/11/2015

It was as a young man in the deserts of Abu Dhabi that Sheikh Zayed refined the skills that would serve him and his country so well on the international stage. "He had what is known as Al Ferasa, a skill where the person can read the other person's facial and body language and understand and know the truth about their character and intention,” explains Zaki Nusseibeh, cultural adviser at the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs. "It is a survival skill in the desert, as one meets wandering ...  >>MORE

Report for the 44th United Arab Emirates National Day, 2nd December 2015

Posted on 28/11/2015

The UAE celebrates its 44th National Day in the midst of significant political and economic developments, the national, regional and international levels. These have been tackled successfully as the country continues to display its determination to face all challenges and to make progress in every aspect of life. The country's prudent government and its President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have exhibited great wisdom in their approach to dealing with these events. This ...  >>MORE

A Festive feast of activities organised by Sharjah for the UAE’s 44th National Day

Posted on 28/11/2015

To mark the UAE's 44th National Day Celebrations, 22 activities have been approved by the Higher Committee of National Day celebrations in Sharjah and will take place over a five day period starting with an opening ceremony and operetta on the 29th of November at Sharjah National Park. The operetta narrates the story of the creation of the Union through to its success as among the most developed countries in the region. Other events include theatrical and musical shows as well as several ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi prepares extensive programme for 44th National Day celebrations

Posted on 27/11/2015

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has unveiled plans to mark this year's National Day celebrations with a spectacular range of events across the emirate. Celebrations for the 44th National Day, which falls on December 2nd, began last Thursday and will run until December 5th, as the nation comes together to celebrate the theme of ‘Spirit of the Union' and national identity, with events staged in key locations in Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain and in the Western Region. "On the ...  >>MORE

RTA prepares 1, 000 flags to adorn main streets in celebration of UAE’s 44th National Day

Posted on 27/11/2015

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the Events Plan for UAE's 44th National Day celebrations, as it readies to roll out an array of fabulous and diverse activities befitting the glamour of this national celebration. "The National Day is an extravaganza of love and loyalty to our prized nation, and RTA has prepared, as usual each year, a host of events depicting our belonging and devotion to our nation," said Moaza Al Marri, Director of RTA's Marketing & Corporate ...  >>MORE

UAE National Day Boat Parade at Dubai Marina Yacht Club

Posted on 25/11/2015

As part of the celebrations of the UAE's 44th National Day, Dubai Marina Yacht Club will host an afternoon of activities dedicated to the residents of Dubai Marina and the surrounding communities. Activities will include children's games, a treasure hunt, face painting, raffle draws with fabulous prizes, a happy hour of beverages, competitions and face painting. In addition, the public lawns will host live cooking stations. Visitors can enjoy the parade on December 2nd from the vantage point ...  >>MORE

UAE artists to showcase ‘a touch of heritage’ in National Day art exhibition

Posted on 21/11/2015

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has assembled works from a selection of established and emerging artists and designers in a group art exhibition under the title, ‘A Touch of Heritage', part of the nationwide activities for the UAE's 44th National Day. The exhibition of Emirati and UAE resident talent, highlighting artworks that emphasise the environment's richness and diversity, is being organised as part of the 44th UAE National Day celebrations, and is set to open on ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Traffic issue car decoration guidelines for the 44th National Day

Posted on 21/11/2015

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police has issued guidelines regarding car decorations for the UAE 44th National Day celebrations. It called upon the public to abide by traffic laws and decoration guidelines, and to behave in a positive manner that embodies the deep meaning of this auspicious occasion. Brigadier Khalifa Mohamed Al Khaili, Deputy Director of the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, pointed out that the directorate will be implementing a ...  >>MORE

National Day Sailing Regatta to kick off at Corniche Breakwater in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 13/11/2015

The 2-day National Day Sailing Regatta, organised by the Emirates Heritage Club, EHC, will kick off tomorrow under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President's Representative, and Chairman of the EHC. The event will begin on the Corniche Breakwater in Abu Dhabi with a large number of participants from various local marine clubs. The race will be attended by Abdullah Al Obaidli, Director of the Emirates Sailing School in EHC, heads of participating delegations, and ...  >>MORE

December 2nd and 3rd announced as holiday for private sector

Posted on 03/11/2015

Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Labour, has issued a circular regarding the private sector holiday marking Martyr's Day and celebrating the 44th UAE National Day, which falls on a Wednesday. The minister stated that the holiday will fall on December 2nd and 3rd for all employees working in the private sector in the UAE. The announcement came following the orders of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to mark the November 30th of each year as the Martyr's Day ...  >>MORE

National Day and Martyrs' Day holidays announced for ministries and federal departments

Posted on 27/10/2015

The National Day and Martyrs' Day's holidays for employees of ministries and federal government departments will begin on Tuesday, 1st December, with work resuming on Sunday, 6th December, according to a circular issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. On the occasions, the authority extended its greetings to the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...  >>MORE

Nahyan approves 'Spirit of the Union' as theme of UAE's 44th National Day celebrations

Posted on 01/07/2015

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Chairman of the Higher National Committee of UAE's 44th National Day, emphasised that National Day celebrations represent a happy occasion for all segments of the UAE society, adding that it is the most important day for this homeland as it denotes the beginning of the country's renaissance and is a symbol of security, welfare and progress at all levels in the UAE. Sheikh Nahyan added, "This day ...  >>MORE

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Gala event held as UAE Embassy in Washington celebrates National Day


UAE embassies, diplomatic missions mark national day #UAENationalDay44


King of Morocco, Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed and Rulers attend 44th UAE National Day celebrations


UAE basks in glory of the founding fathers, says Mohamed bin Zayed #UAENationalDay44


Ministry of Foreign Affairs Report on 44th National Day


UAE marks 44th National Day


The UAE goes from strength to strength


UAE government’s priority is happiness of its people: UAE paper


Statement of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates, on the UAE's 44th National Day


Statement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the 44th UAE National Day


Statement by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on the 44th UAE National Day


Statement of the Ruler of Sharjah on the 44th UAE National Day


Statement of the Ruler of Ajman on the 44th UAE National Day


Statement of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah on the 44th UAE National Day


Statement of the Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain on the 44th UAE National Day


Statement of the Ruler of Fujairah on the occasion of the 44th UAE National Day


Statement by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed on the 44th UAE National Day


Mansour bin Zayed’s statement on national day #UAENationalDay44


Saif bin Zayed's statement on national day #UAENationalDay44


Hazza bin Zayed statement on national day #UAENationalDay44


Al Jaber pays tribute to UAE martyrs, leaders on National Day


Message from the British Ambassador on UAE's National Day


National Day Parade rocks Downtown Boulevard


National Day to be celebrated in air, ground and water


The UAE has played a growing role in world affairs since its formation


Sheikh Zayed cultivated UAE’s international reputation one friendship at a time


Report for the 44th United Arab Emirates National Day, 2nd December 2015


A Festive feast of activities organised by Sharjah for the UAE’s 44th National Day


Abu Dhabi prepares extensive programme for 44th National Day celebrations


RTA prepares 1, 000 flags to adorn main streets in celebration of UAE’s 44th National Day


UAE National Day Boat Parade at Dubai Marina Yacht Club


UAE artists to showcase ‘a touch of heritage’ in National Day art exhibition


Abu Dhabi Traffic issue car decoration guidelines for the 44th National Day


National Day Sailing Regatta to kick off at Corniche Breakwater in Abu Dhabi


December 2nd and 3rd announced as holiday for private sector


National Day and Martyrs' Day holidays announced for ministries and federal departments


Nahyan approves 'Spirit of the Union' as theme of UAE's 44th National Day celebrations