Commemoration Day

All you need to know about Commemoration Day 2023 in the UAE

Emirati heroes remembered at Wahat Al Karama ceremony
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, gave medals to the families of those who lost their lives serving their country
November 30, 2022, 5:02 PM
Commemoration Day: President Sheikh Mohamed honours UAE's 'brave sons and daughters'
Leader offers warm tribute to soldiers who lost their lives while protecting the nation
November 30, 2022, 8:57 AM
What is Commemoration Day 2022 and why is it celebrated in the UAE?
The Emirates remembers those who lost their lives for the country every year
November 30, 2022, 5:03 AM
UAE pays tribute to heroic soldiers on Commemoration Day
President Sheikh Mohamed says contribution of armed forces members who lost their lives in line of duty will never be forgotten
November 30, 2022, 4:53 AM
Commemoration Day: Remembering the people who secure the UAE
The National Day holiday period is a time to reflect as much as it is to celebrate
November 30, 2022, 3:00 AM
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November 24, 2022, 9:40 AM
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December 01, 2021, 4:20 AM
Emirati war heroes remembered on Commemoration Day
Poignant ceremony at Wahat Al Karama pays tribute to those who lost their lives
November 30, 2021, 5:56 PM
UAE leaders say sacrifices of military heroes will never be forgotten
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed paid tribute to the Armed Forces on Commemoration Day
UAE at 50
November 30, 2021, 12:10 PM
UAE to fall silent at 11.30am for Commemoration Day
First held in 2015, Commemoration Day is marked each year on November 30
November 29, 2021, 3:16 PM
UAE's heroic servicemen represent country's true values of justice and dignity, leaders say
President Sheikh Khalifa leads tributes to the sacrifices of the country's armed forces for Commemoration Day
November 29, 2018, 10:28 AM
As we pay tribute to the fallen on Commemoration Day, the hurt still runs deep
The number of losses might seem small but in tight-knit communities, the impact is great
November 28, 2018, 3:52 PM
Commemoration Day: Proud mothers recall sons martyred in the line of duty
Sons and brothers enlist after families lose men defending the country
November 30, 2017, 5:57 PM
UAE Rulers gather at Wahat Al Karama to pay tribute to fallen heroes
Seven sheikhs from seven emirates gather in Abu Dhbai for a sunset ceremony to remember the brave soldiers, pilots and sailors that died in the service of their country
November 30, 2017, 5:30 PM
UAE Commemoration Day logo announced
The Martyrs’ Family Affairs Office at the Crown Prince Court has unveiled the official logo for Commemoration Day, which will be celebrated on November 30.
July 21, 2017, 3:00 PM
UAE silently unites in pride and in loss
The UAE on Monday marked Commemoration Day as members of one community, gathered around flags at half-mast in ceremonies and observing a minute’s silence for the sons who fell defending them.
July 21, 2017, 2:45 PM
UAE public holidays for 2017 announced by Abu Dhabi Government
The list of 2017 public holidays for the UAE, released on the Abu Dhabi Government website, is subject to the moon sighting and may differ slightly from the date given.
January 03, 2017, 12:00 AM
Wahat Al Karama memorial to open for public
Visitors will now be able to explore Wahat Al Karama from 9am to 7pm daily, excluding national occasions, special events and visits from official delegations.
December 05, 2016, 12:00 AM
Ajman opens Dh5m memorial for Emirati heroes
Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman, opened a Dh5 million memorial monument for fallen Emirati servicemen.
December 01, 2016, 12:00 AM