Dubai: Play a traditional game you used to enjoy as a child; learn five new Emirati words; go for a walk and take a pretty photo of the emirate you live in – these are among the series of 50 activities being posted daily on the official UAE National Day social media platforms.
The ‘50 days to 50’ initiative began on October 13, that is 50 days before the 50th National Day. Each day sees a new post suggesting an activity to celebrate 50 years of the UAE, on the social media platforms of the UAE’s official Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee.
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The public is encouraged to participate and share their experiences with others using the hashtag #50celebrations. Official National Day ceremony
The committee has announced that the official ceremony celebrating the 50th UAE National Day on December 2, will take place in Dubai’s Hatta region. A theatrical show will be open to public for nine days, from December 4 to 12, with limited tickets available on the official UAE National Day website.
Some of the daily activities since October 13
Make five people happy
Visit Expo 2020 and collect 10+ pavilion stamps
Write a letter to your future self today
Learn five phrases in Emirati sign language
Write Year of the 50th in your own language or try it in calligraphy
Buy locally-made products or fresh local produce
Share with us your favourite place in the UAE
Visit your favourite museum or historical site in the UAE and immerse yourself in the local culture
Try a new sport
Go to your nearest hospital or blood bank and ask to donate blood
Help someone in need today by donating spare clothes or unwanted furniture
Visit your local charity and donate as much as you can
Visit your nearest library and borrow a book
Draw or write something about the UAE that inspires you
Try a cuisine you’ve never tried before
Use public transport for the day to reduce your carbon footprint
Celebrate with us by wearing a traditional clothing item or adornment. Post a picture or video on your feed
Volunteer for a beach clean-up or tree planting initiative
Get a reusable shopping bag to reduce your daily plastic use.
Take on a new activity for today’s celebrations, post your experience on your feed
Get your 30 minutes of activity by taking part in #Dubai30x30
Take a picture with the UAE flag and post it on your feed
Celebrate today by learning how to cook your favourite traditional Emirati dish
Celebrate today by visiting a new city or town in the UAE
Visit a wildlife reserve or a natural wonder you love in the UAE
Learn the steps to the traditional Emirati dance, such as the Ayyala
Post a video of you singing the UAE national anthem
The games we used to play with our friends and family when we were young helped shape our childhoods.
Go for a walk and take a beautiful photo of your city.
Celebrate today by learning these five Emirati words.
Our nation is filled with hidden gems. What’s your favourite spot?
Celebrate by trying to limit your food and plastic waste as much as you can.
Celebrate by being kind to someone in your life or a stranger.