Why does the UAE celebrate National Day?

Why does the UAE celebrate National Day?

The UAE celebrates National Day to commemorate the formation of the country in 1971.

The holiday marks the day that six emirates bound together to form the UAE, with Ras Al Khaimah joining as the seventh emirate the following year.

UAE Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, led efforts to unite the emirates and became the first President.

His son, Sheikh Khalifa, served as president 2004 until his death in May.

This year will mark the first time that President Sheikh Mohamed will oversee National Day as leader, having been elected this year.

This year marks 51 years since the country’s foundation, an event that takes place against the backdrop of significantly relaxed Covid-19 restrictions.

Source : thenationalnews.com