UAE Golden Jubilee has be announced as the UAE will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and everyone is invited to help mark the occasion.
President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has declared that ‘Year of the 50th’ will officially get underway on Tuesday April 6, starting the countdown to historic celebrations as the country marks the anniversary of its founding five decades on.
UAE National Day rolls around on December 2, and 2021 will represent 50 years since the unification of the seven emirates under one flag. A 12-month programme of initiatives and activities, which will run until March 31, 2022, will be governed by the UAE Golden Jubilee Committee from next month – and there’s plenty to look forward to.
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His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed said: “‘Year of the 50th’ represents a historic defining moment in our journey that started immediately after the declaration of the UAE’s union in 1971.
“It’s an acknowledgement of the resolute will and strong determination our Founding Fathers had while building up their nation.
“It also comes in recognition of the sincere efforts made by our citizens for our nation to be what we are seeing today as one of the best growing and fastest developing countries in the world.”
The celebrations will celebrate the UAE’s achievements and major landmarks. HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed added: “We are living in a rapidly changing world. Amid this change, there are opportunities up for grabs to drive innovation and creativity.
“Therefore, we’ll have to double efforts to generate novel ideas, and quality initiatives to preserve our heritage and values and protect the cultural diversity of our society.
“As such, these initiatives should contribute to creating a better tomorrow with a brighter future for our nation.”