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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a minute for November 30, 2017

Making today's headlines: Commemoration Day, National Day and Dubai Rugby Sevens

The UAE fell silent at 11.30am to mark the country's fallen heroes. Courtesy Aletihad
The UAE fell silent at 11.30am to mark the country's fallen heroes. Courtesy Aletihad

The UAE fell silent at 11.30am to honour the country’s fallen heroes. Today is Commemoration Day, when Emiratis and expatriates remember those who have died while serving the country.

> We will always remember': UAE martyrs woven in the fabric across the country

As Commemoration Day is marked, everyone is also gearing up for National Day on Saturday. People are enjoying a long weekend, the airports are full and everyone is looking forward to the fireworks across the country on Saturday evening.

> Emirates warns travellers of busy National Day weekend

And finally turning to sport, the Rugby Sevens has got under way in Dubai. From its small beginnings in 1970, the tournament is now a firm fixture on the sporting and social calendar. About 100,000 people are expected to watch the action at the sevens ground over the weekend.

> Dubai Rugby Sevens 2017: all you need to know

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