His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, along with other UAE Rulers, pay their respect to the UAE martyrs at the Wahat Al Karama in Abu Dhabi, on the occasion of the Commemoration Day. Image Credit: Dubai Media Office

Previously known as Martyr’s Day, Commemoration Day is held every year on November 30 in recognition of the sacrifices the UAE’s martyrs gave to perform their duties to the homeland. However, as November 30 falls on a Friday this year (2018), all ministries and government institutions observe the event on November 29.

UAE Flag is hoisted half-mast on the occasion of the Commemoration Day at the Sharjah Flag Island. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
Government employees gather at Sharjah's Flag Island to observe a minute of silence to express their respect for the UAE’s martyrs on the occasion of the Commemoration Day. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
UAE flag is hoisted half mast at Abu Dhabi Corniche. Image Credit: Abdul Rahman/Gulf News
Government employees gather at Sharjah's Flag Island to observe a minute of silence to express their respect for the UAE’s martyrs on the occasion of the Commemoration Day. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
UAE Armed Forces members pay their respect to the UAE martyrs at the Wahat Al Karama in Abu Dhabi on the occasion of the Commemoration Day. Image Credit: Dubai Media Office
Sharjah Police band perform at Sharjah Flag Island to express their respect for the UAE’s martyrs on the occasion of the Commemoration Day. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
Government employees gather at Sharjah's Flag Island to observe a minute of silence to express their respect for the UAE’s martyrs on the occasion of the Commemoration Day. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News