The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was founded as a federation on 2 December 1971. Six of the seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain) joined on that date. Ras Al Khaimah was admitted in February 1971.
UAE National Day celebrates the formation of the federation. It is 2-day public holiday held every year, beginning on 2 December. In 2019 UAE National Day will fall on Monday 2 December. It will be the 49th UAE National Day to be held.
Monday 2 December and Tuesday 3 December 2019 will be public holidays for both public and private sector workers.
Celebrations are held throughout Dubai and the other emirates. Buildings are decorated with the UAE flag and symbols. Events specific to the 2019 celebration have not been announced at the time of writing. They usually include firework displays, concerts, entertainment, and parades.
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