x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Planning committee begins work on 41st National Day celebrations

National Day, which falls on December 2, will be celebrated from November 25 till December 3.

DUBAI // Celebrations of the 41st National Day will begin on November 25, with a line-up of community activities to promote the UAE's heritage and national identity.

The festivities will continue for nine days until December 3, according to Wam, the state news agency.

A newly formed government organising committee convened yesterday to discuss the official logo, website and a programme of events.

The meeting was chaired by Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, who said organisers would pay more attention to the quality of events to enhance the experience for citizens and residents.

The committee will work with representatives from all emirates to prepare events promoting national identity and highlighting the UAE's culture, traditions and achievements.

They will also be responsible for encouraging all government authorities, community groups, the private sector and the general public to participate. Officials will also connect with the international community to display the country's progress.

Last year's National Day had the theme Spirit of the Union. This year's theme has yet to be announced.