Dubai: The countdown to the 50th UAE National Day has begun, with 50 days to go.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, took to Twitter to announce the historic milestone in the modern history of the UAE.
"After 50 days, the UAE will complete 50 years of becoming a one country, with its emirates united, the hearts of its people united under one flag and one constitution, and its people are loyal to one President. Our celebrations will begin on December 2, 2021, marking the year of the 50th,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid tweeted.
"In fifty days, our beloved country will celebrate its 50th UAE National Day. We approach this historic milestone with pride in our country’s achievements, gratitude to all contributors to the building of the nation, & shared optimism for the promising future that lies ahead of us,” Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed tweeted.
For the first time in the history of the UAE, celebrations of the National Day will begin 50 days before December 2 to mark the country’s Golden Jubilee milestone. The UAE's Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee has invited the public for nationwide celebrations to mark a 50-day countdown to the 50th UAE National Day on December 2.
The initiative, titled 50 days to 50, invites all who call the UAE home to start celebrating the 50th National Day through a series of activities posted daily on the official UAE National Day social media platforms @OfficialUAEND.
These activities will include visiting attractions, discovering hidden gems around the country, learning and singing the UAE’s national anthem, submitting photographs of different locations in the country that are meaningful to them, and participating in the joyous celebrations leading up to the National Day with their friends and family. The public are encouraged to participate and share their experiences with others using the hashtag #50celebrations.