Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has served up a royal salute to UAE troops.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces presented members of the military with Medals of Bravery and Medals of Glory at a capital ceremony.
Sheikh Mohamed honoured the UAE's armed forces contingent at a Sea Palace barza.
Addressing the officers, Sheikh Mohamed said: "We are happy at the level of readiness and steadfastness that you demonstrate and your ability to carry out the tasks entrusted to you with competence and professionalism."
Speaking of the fallen servicemen who have lost their lives in the battlefield, Sheikh Mohamed said: "The martyrs of the homeland and their brilliant legacies will be immortalised for eternity by future generations who will tell stories of their heroic, glorious and honourable accomplishments."