UAE leaders send congratulations to Qatar on its National Day

Qataris celebrate the country's unification on December 18, also known as Founder's Day

President Sheikh Mohamed met with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, earlier this month during the 44th session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Photo: UAE Presidential Court
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UAE leaders on Monday sent messages of congratulations to Qatar on its National Day.

President Sheikh Mohamed sent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and its people his best wishes.

Qatar celebrates its National Day on December 18 to mark the country's unification in 1878. It was declared an independent state in 1971.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, sent a similar message to the Emir, saying that he wished the country stability and prosperity.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, also congratulated Qatar, stating that he was proud of the country's achievements.

Google has also marked Qatar's National Day with its trademark Doodle on the platform's homepage.

Google described the atmosphere in Qatar during National Day, saying "homes and buildings are decorated with the white and maroon national flag, just like the one in today's Doodle.

"The colour represents Qatar's core values: pride, solidarity, and loyalty."

Updated: December 18, 2023, 3:03 PM