Al Nahda Center Pays Tribute to Emirati Martyrs on UAE Commemoration Day
The Al Nahda Center, Dubai paid tribute to Emirati Martyrs on the #UAECommemorationDay. All our managers and staff were present at the event.
The Commemoration Day, previously known as Martyrs’ Day is celebrated on November 30 every year to honour the Emiratis who served and died for the nation. It is marked as a public holiday and came into effect in 2015, initiated by the then president of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Why November 30?
Salem Suhail Khamis is considered as the first Emirati killed in military service ever since the formation of UAE. Incidentally, he died on November 30, 1971, the same year of the nation’s formation.
How is Commemoration Day Celebrated?
In the UAE, Commemoration Day is remembered by staying in silence for a minute at 11:30 AM on November 30. In the previous years, the day was celebrated with a public holiday on December 1. But, in 2023, authorities of the UAE Government did not declare a holiday.
The UAE also celebrates Union Day with public holidays on December 2nd and 3rd. The UAE Union Day, which was previously called National Day celebrates the formation of the UAE in 1971. 2023 marks 52 years since UAE was formed.
How did the Al Nahda Center Celebrate #UAECommemorationDay?
On November 30, at 11:30AM, all the managers and staff of the Al Nahda Center gathered in front of the center, hoisted the National flag and maintained one minute silence, paying tribute to all the Emirati martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation. We have been following this tradition since the foundation of the center in 2016.
Our staff include expats long with Emiratis, but everyone come together to remember the brave martyrs of the nation. We are indeed proud of the country that UAE is and are happy to serve the residents with our services.