UAE Leaders, COP28 guests witness 52nd Union Day celebration

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President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, along with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Rulers of the Emirates, and guests of COP28 witnessed the celebration of the 52nd Union Day held at Expo City Dubai on Saturday.

The celebrations were also attended by the Crown Princes of the Emirates, Members of the Federal Supreme Council of the UAE, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and leaders and prime ministers from several countries and delegations participating in COP28.

The official presentation of the 52nd Union Day highlighted the inspiring story of the Union and the UAE's sustainable journey since its formation in 1971.

In line with COP28 and the Year of Sustainability, innovative techniques and distinctive displays were used in the show, celebrating the heritage of the country’s forefathers, and blending traditional values with contemporary progress.

Through inspiring performances and storytelling, the presentation offered a vision of the UAE’s future of sustainability, where the world collaborates to overcome climate challenges through innovation and collective action, drawing inspiration from the efforts of climate action supporters from both the UAE and around the world.

UAE citizens and residents have the opportunity to attend the 52nd Union Day show from 5-12 December to witness performances and enjoy profound insight into the UAE's sustainability journey.

The ceremony saw the attendance of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain; H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah; and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court.

Also present were His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi; His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance; His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi; His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi; His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah; His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, and several Sheikhs, ministers, senior officials and guests.

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