Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 7 December 2019

Google celebrates UAE National Day with doodle

The search giant has replaced its traditional homepage logo with a doodle featuring the UAE flag

Google has joined millions of people across the UAE in celebrating National Day with a dedicated doodle
Google has joined millions of people across the UAE in celebrating National Day with a dedicated doodle

Google has joined millions of people across the UAE in celebrating the country's 48th National Day with a dedicated doodle.

The image, on the search giant's homepage, features a UAE flag sitting on top of a green banner.

Google frequently uses its doodles to celebrate people, countries, anniversaries and events. It created its first back in July 2000 to celebrate United States’ Independence Day, and has since designed thousands more.

UAE National Day has been marked by a dedicated doodle every December 2nd since 2008.

Previous National Day doodles have featured images of fort Qasr Al Hosn, falcons, and even the ancient tombs of Umm Al Nar, a small island off the coast of Abu Dhabi which hosts an oil refinery.

In 2013, Google also created a doodle to celebrate Dubai’s victory in its bid to host the World Expo next year.

Ideas for new doodles are generated both internally and by users, and each one is created by a dedicated team of illustrators and engineers based in the US. Suggestions can be submitted to proposals@google.com.

Updated: December 2, 2019 09:48 AM

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