The UAE people celebrate their 52nd UAE National Day 2023 (اليوم الوطني الاماراتي 52) on the 2nd of December every year. In July 1971, six of the Trucial States (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain, Ajman, and Fujairah) agreed on a Federal Constitution for achieving independence as the United Arab Emirates (الإمارات العربية المتحدة اليوم الوطني). The UAE became independent on 2nd December 1971. 52nd UAE National Day 2023 is a day of happiness throughout the United Arab Emirates.
The future UAE National Day will be celebrated as an International Day of the Future as per the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco).
Independence Day is a blessing of Allah. Everyone in this world wants to live like a free man. A home country will always be in your heart. Where ever you will go into the world, you will miss your country. Every country in the world has a fixed date to celebrate its Independence Day. People ask every time when the UAE national day. UAE Independence Day is also celebrated throughout the United Arab Emirates every year as National Day on 2nd December. 52nd UAE national day (اليوم الوطني الاماراتي 2023) has also a history in it when this gulf country came on the map of the world in 1971.
Every Year on December 2, this is World Future’s Day. This day will invite the world to use their capabilities for future generations.
Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, mentioned in his tweet.
“The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has unanimously approved the UAE’s National Day that falls on December 2 as an International Day of Future to be celebrated worldwide where countries will dedicate the day to foresee their development future and their readiness to create their opportunities and plans for generations to come,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.
National Day is a designated date throughout the world on which the celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation. The UAE and the United Arab Emirates became independent on 2nd December 1971. At that time six Estates/Emirates united under a Federal Constitution. This is the United Arab Emirates. These six estates’ names are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, and Fujairah.
The UAE national day (اليوم الوطني الاماراتي 2023) is basically a celebration of the union of the six estates while Ras Al Khaimah joins these six estates on 10th Feb1972. Now the UAE has a total of seven estates. These seven estates combined to form a modern worldwide country, headed by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the federation’s first president.
UAE Nation celebrates the national day as UAE Union Day on 2nd December every year. The 52nd UAE National Day 2023 is not celebrated as a memory of the nationalization of the British Protectorate Treaties which was declared in 1968, instead, it is a union day for the whole UAE Nation. The complete story of the early days when these seven estates finally decided to combine as the United Arab Emirates. Emirate’s federal constitution was approved on 1st December 1971. On a coming morning on 2nd December 1971, the seven rulers met each other in a hostel in Dubai. The six estates at that time decided to unite under a constitution of the union. On the other hand, RAK rulers did not agree at that time.
Sheikh Zayed was appointed as a foreign minister and he declared to the media about the union official. They also raised a flag in the hostel in Dubai. This place is famous as the “House of the Union”. His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan nominated the 1st official president of the union & Sheikh Rashid was elected as Vice President of the Union.
The United Arab Emirates (Arabic: علم الإمارات العربية المتحدة) flag has three colors in it which are red, black, green, and white. The four different colors of the flag symbolize Arabian unity. This UAE flag was adopted on 2nd December 1971.
Geographically UAE is situated in the Southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. In the early 1950s when the oil was not discovered in the UAE. The country’s economy was mostly dependent on the pearl industry and fishing before oil. Oil was discovered in most parts of the UAE (الإمارات العربية المتحدة) in 1962. Now the country’s economy and society changed. In modern days, UAE has become a regional tourism and trading hub. In 1958, upon the death of Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum became the Ruler of the UAE. Rashid al Maktoum is extensively regarded as the driving force behind the development of Dubai. The development includes its immense expansion, with the benefit of the finding of oil.
Although there is a celebration all-round the country, on the 52 UAE National Day 2023 major celebrations are in the two big cities like Abu Dhabi & Dubai. Dubai National Day celebration has a lot of fun on this day. Abu Dhabi Independence Day is a memorable day for all the day people on the roads, raising country flags, preparing the UAE National food & greetings friends and families. This time Dubai is celebrating the 46th UAE National Day (اليوم الوطني لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة). All seven Emirates celebrate the UAE National Day (اليوم الوطني الاماراتي 2023) with passion and love for their home country. There are a lot of celebrations and events on this day every year.
United Arab Emirates National Things must know on 52nd UAE National Day
Every country in the world has its own national symbols. The United Arab Emirates also has a lot of things that represent its National symbols. One should know these UAE national symbols very well. If you are planning to come to Dubai during the coming 52nd UAE National Day 2023. You must be familiar with these national things and symbols of the United Arab Emirates.
United Arab Emirates National Symbols
If you want to know the history of the UAE, so you’ll come to know that before 1971 there were seven sheikhdoms which are known as, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, and Um Al Quwain. UAE people must be thankful to their forefathers and rulers very well-known as Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum of Dubai.
They are the fathers of the Nation. Their joint efforts bring fruit and they unite all the emirates below one flag which is the United Arab Emirates. This union gave birth to a very well-known country on the map of the world. There are a lot of things and symbols which represent the country.
Below you can find a number of UAE National symbols.
The 52nd UAE National Day 2023 is coming. Only a few days left when the nation will celebrate its 52nd independence day in UAE. While you are celebrating this national day of Dubai, you must also know the historic symbols of this country.
UAE National Flag and UAE Independence Day
The flag of every country shows different meanings about the country. This is the most important national symbol of any country in the world. The UAE flag is also known as the Emirati one of the most important national symbols. When UAE came into being on the map of the world in 1971 there was a competition held for the flag. A lot of people contributed to this competition. Only six people’s flag designs were shortlisted.
Finally, the flag which has 4 colors which we can see nowadays has been selected as a winner. This flag of UAE was designed by an Emirati named Abdullah Mohammad Al Maena. This guy was awarded AED 4000 for designing this flag.
There are four colors in the UAE flag. Every color has different meanings. The red color represents the power of the country. The green color stands for success. The white color is basically representing peace while the last color which is black stands for dignity.
UAE National Anthem on 52nd UAE National Day
When UAE came into being, the next step was that there must be a national anthem. The national anthem of UAE is Ishi Biladi which translates to “Long live my nation”. The National Anthem lyrics were written by scholar Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan in 1986. The famous Egyptian composer Mohammad Abdul Wahab was the one who composes the national anthem for the United Arab Emirates.
The National Emblem of the UAE
The national badge or National emblem of UAE is represented by a falcon. This falcon has a UAE flag on its heart. The falcon is of UAE heritage and there are also seven stars around it which represent the seven states of the United Arab Emirates. This national emblem 1st adopted in 1971 which was a dhow at the center instead of the UAE flag and stars. In 2008 the National emblem was changed and instead of the dhow, there was a UAE National flag and seven stars that represent the nation’s love and strength.
UAE National Bird
Birds are beautiful creatures of Allah’s almighty. Every country has its own national bird. The National bird of the UAE is Falcon. The falcon has different colors and this is the most beautiful and adopted bird in the UAE. The falcon can be seen in most of the UAE’s symbols. Falconry also is a very old and heart-touching aspect of the United Arab Emirates culture and traditions. The falcon also represents the nation’s strength and national heritage. These national symbols of the UAE can also be seen on the UAE currency notes.
National Fruit of the United Arab Emirates
The National Fruit of the United Arab Emirates is a date. There are a lot of different types of dates. These dates are cultivated in the country. If you came here to Dubai, how come you never tasted such delicious dates here? The other names of the date are Phoenix Dactylifera. Dates are very delicious and sweet in taste. Dates grow in abundance in the whole emirate. These are a part of a lot of Emirati dishes that are very well-known among the people.
UAE National Animal
The National Animal of the UAE is the Arabian oryx. The Arabian oryx is named, Al Maha in Arabic. A lot of people think that the camel is the National Animal of the UAE. Actually, in UAE, you can find a large number of camels so people thought that this is the national animal. The answer to this is that no camel is not a national animal. In fact, this is the Arabian oryx. Actually, this animal was almost obsoleting from the map of the world.
UAE and KSA bring joint efforts to take this animal to bring back into the wildlife. If you are coming here to enjoy the celebrations of the 52nd UAE national day 2023 (اليوم الوطني لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة). You can see the pictures of Arabian oryx on the 50 Dirhams currency note as well.
National Flower of the UAE
Everyone in this world loves nature. Flowers and trees make a country’s climate very lovely and eye-touching. When you are talking about UAE it’s almost a desert but thanks to the govt efforts who make this country full of trees and flowers. Meanwhile, Tribulus Omanense is the National flower of the UAE. The color of this flower is yellow. Tribulus Omanense is mostly found in the warm areas of the UAE.
Traditional Sport of the UAE
There are two famous traditional sports in the UAE which are falconry and camel racing. Falconry is basically traditional and very famous across the UAE. The falconry is basically used for catching the falcons. Camel racing is also a very well-known sport in the UAE. These two sports have a lot of fun while you are in competitions.
National Tree of the UAE
Trees are very important in any country as greenery always attracts nature. Every human being is really loved by the trees and flowers which represent the love for nature also. The national tree of the UAE is Al Ghaf. The other name of this tree is Prosopis cineraria. This plant is illegally cut down and you can find very little amount of trees in the UAE. A lot of efforts have been in action to save every green tree. This tree is also used for inspiration and as a logo for the Year of Tolerance initiatives.
Somewhere it is also mentioned that the national plant of the UAE is Arecaceae, which is also known as a palm tree. Maybe this is due to the fact that everywhere in this country there are a lot of palm trees. These palm trees are a great source of dates that grows on trees.
National Dress for Women in UAE
The national dress for women in the United Arab Emirates (الإمارات العربية المتحدة) is Abaya. This is a very beautiful dress for women which covered the whole body and gives a very good message to the world. Women look pretty in the Abaya and scarf. The abaya can also be worn with a niqab.
National Dress for the Men in UAE
The national dress for men in the UAE is Kandura. The Kandura is like a long dress that also covers the complete body and looks so beautiful. The locals mostly wear kandura in white color. There are also other colors of kandura available in the market which have different designs as well.
2023 UAE National Day Quotes
Below are some useful quotes for UAE Independence Day.
We celebrate bravery of our ancestors and their gift of freedom. Long may our flag wave! Happy Independence Day!
Freedom in our mind, faith in the words, pride in our souls. Let’s salute the great men and women who made this possible. Happy Independence Day!
“Let’s take this day to think about of our past and resolve to build a better future for our country. Wishing you a Happy Independence Day!”
“Future generations will be living in a world that is very different from that to which we are accustomed. It is essential that we prepare ourselves and our children for that new world.” – The Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, First President of the United Arab Emirates and ‘Father of the Nation.’
“Everybody starts small. We all begin life as a single cell. Every business starts as one person with an idea. How fast you go, how far you get, is in your hands. The bigger your vision, the bigger your achievement will be. Will you stumble on the way? Perhaps, but we cannot let fear keep us small. We have to be brave to be big.” ― H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai.
“Human capital is the real wealth of this country, before and after oil…Serving the interests of citizens is the goal that we strive for every day. Building human resources is central to comprehensive social and economic development.”
– Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the Emir of Abu Dhabi and the commander of Union Defense Force.
“Education is a true measure of the progress made by states to attain success and excellence in the field of investment in human capital, including women. An educated human, man or woman, is the basis of civilisation and the axis of advancement and progress.” – H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and Mother of the Nation.
“Change or you will be changed: leaders who neglect the good of their people will be forsaken. Leadership is a service, not a gateway to privilege.” – H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai.
Let us cherish and celebrate the glory of our country together. Let us pray that the culture, integrity and the unity of our country live longer. Congratulations on the UAE National Day celebrations.
“I feel proud and honored to be a part of this great country. Congratulations on the National day of our motherland.”
“Always be proud and happy to be a part of this country. It is such a special day; it is our UAE National Day. I am sending my congratulation wishes on your way.”
“May our great nation prosper and grow each day. Wishing you congratulations on the UAE National Day.”
“Let us celebrate the national day of our motherland in a way so grand. With a patriotic heart, let the essence of this day always stay close and never be apart. Happy UAE national day.”
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
“Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.”
“Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.”
“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.”
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.
I was born with a fierce need for independence. Michelle Williams
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Happy Independence Day Messages and Wishes
Below are good for text messages or SMS for Independence Day.
It makes my heart beat with pride, to see the colors of Independence Day spreading happiness and great joys all around. Happy National Day.
Always be proud and happy to be a part of this country. It is such a special day; it is our National Day. I am sending my congratulation wishes on your way.
Thousands laid down their lives so that our country breath this day Never forget their sacrifice, Happy National Day to all.
I am pleased and honored to be part of this peaceful and free nation. Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day celebration.
As we mark our [insert year] Independence Day today, start to think of something that you have done to better the welfare of the people. If none, then start to think of what can be done towards improving the general well-being of the people. Happy Independence Day!
The labor of our past leaders should not be in vain. As we rejoice today, let’s remember them and pledge to always strive hard towards upholding the freedom and unity they fought for. Have a wonderful Independence Day.
Your contribution towards moving the country forward is very important. We need to be mindful of how our actions and in-actions affect other people’s well-being. Have a fun filled celebration.
May the flag of our country always fly high and higher as we mark our [insert year] Independence Day.
Today marks our nation’s [insert year] Independence Day, we need to change our attitude towards others, say no to corruption, and give every citizen a sense of belonging, doing these things can build and sustain the kind of nation our past heroes dream of and laid down their lives for the country.
Patriotism is not a badge that you should carry on your shoulder. You should carry it in your heart and let your actions speak for it. happy Independence Day!
Thank you to all the brave fighters who sacrificed their lives to make us one of the greatest and proudest nation in the world. Happy Independence Day!
Without freedom, life is worthless. Today, take a minute to thank our forefathers because they bought this freedom for us with their blood. Happy Independence Day!
Freedom, Liberty, Unity. Enjoy your Day of Freedom!
No nation is perfect,
it needs to be made perfect
Happy Independence day.
It makes my heart beat with pride,
to see the colors of Independence Day spreading happiness and great joys all around.
May the glory of Independence Day Be with your forever.
As our flag flies free in the wind today, please take a moment to savor truly what freedom is; and at what cost it came.
Freedom is truly expensive. It was won by the blood of thousands of our fallen heroes. May we always reflect on their sacrifice. Happy Independence Day!
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