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National Day

What is National Day?

The National Day marks the anniversary of the unification of the seven emirates – or Trucial States as they were – in 1971.

 

When is UAE National Day celebrated?

It is celebrated on 2nd December each year in the United Arab Emirates.

 

Interesting facts about the UAE

  • Ras Al Khaimah joined the UAE  in February 1972.
  • The Dubai Metro system is the longest automated network in the world. The 75-kilometre network has 87 trains — and no drivers.
  • According to the Guinness World Records, the UAE is home to the most date palm trees anywhere on the planet. When they were counted in 2009 there were 42 million date palm trees here.