13 October 2021

50 Days to 50: Nationwide Celebration Activities for the 50th UAE National Day

As part of the Year of the 50th celebrations, the UAE’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee invites the public for nationwide celebrations to mark a 50-day countdown to the 50th UAE National Day on December 2nd, 2021. 

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 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. 

We cannot but acknowledge and admire the UAE’s achievements for the past 50 years, culminating towards an exceptional year.

Shaikha Al Ketbi, Head of Creative Strategy of the Year of the 50th

Commenting on the 50 Days to 50 initiative, Shaikha Al Ketbi, Head of Creative Strategy of the Year of the 50th, said: “We cannot but acknowledge and admire the UAE’s achievements for the past 50 years, culminating towards an exceptional year.” 

“With over 200 nationalities living in the UAE, we invite everyone who calls the UAE home to celebrate by learning more about the traditions and rituals that make our nation, and participate in our daily activities in the lead up to the official National Day Ceremony,” she added.

The Golden Jubilee Celebrations Committee also invites all government entities, private companies, schools and organizations to join the nation in celebrating every day for the next 50 days.

The Official 50th National Day Celebration will take place on December 2. More information about the ceremony will be announced soon. 

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan, the President of the UAE, declared the year 2021 as ‘The Year of the 50th’ to commemorate 50 years since the nation’s founding in 1971. Since April 2021, those who call the UAE home have been invited to celebrate their achievements, honour the ‘Early Dreamers’ in their families, and write ‘Letters to the Future’ about the progress they wish to see in the next 50 years to come.

More information is available on the official UAE National Day social media accounts @OfficialUAEND on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; and on the official website www.UAENationalDay.ae

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