UAE Armed Forces to mark Unification Day Anniversary on 5th – 6th May

ABU DHABI, — The UAE Armed Forces will observe the 41st Unification Day Anniversary, which represents the Union and reflects the principles outlined by the founding fathers of the UAE on consolidating the unity, development and progress.

The event will be celebrated nationwide from 5th to 6th May.

The Air Force and Defence Command will hold the celebration at Al Dhafra Sports Club in Al Dhafra region on 5th May, while the Presidential Guards will celebrate the occasion at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.

On Saturday, 6th May, the Naval Forces Command will hold the celebration at Baniyas Sports and Cultural Club in Al Shamkha City, Abu Dhabi, while the Land Forces Command will host the event at University City in Sharjah, near the monument.

On 6th May, 1976, the President of the Federal Supreme Council issued the historic resolution on the unification of the UAE Armed Forces. It called for the unification of the land, naval and air forces under one central command, called “The General Command of the Armed Forces,” to support the newly born Union in 1971, and to strengthen its stability, security and achieve the full integration of state institutions.

Source: Emirates News Agency