UAE leaders congratulate Saudi Arabia on its national day

President and Vice President send greetings to rulers of kingdom

President Sheikh Mohamed and Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, congratulated Saudi Arabia on its national day. Photo: Presidential Court
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UAE leaders congratulated Saudi Arabia on its national day on Friday.

President Sheikh Mohamed sent his greetings to the rulers of the kingdom.

“Congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, my brother Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the Saudi people on the occasion of Saudi National Day,” Sheikh Mohamed said on Twitter.

“May God bless the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with continued progress and prosperity.”

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, also congratulated Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

He said on Twitter that Saudi Arabia and its people were “our family and our brothers”.

“On Saudi National Day, I congratulate the kingdom. I congratulate King Salman bin Abdulaziz and his Crown Prince,” Sheikh Mohammed said in his tweet.

“I pray to God to perpetuate goodness for them. We have feelings of love in our hearts for the kingdom and its people.

“They are our family and our brothers. We are proud of our cohesion. Our present and our future together.”

Sharjah’s Ruler Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah, also sent congratulatory messages to the leaders of Saudi Arabia and its people.

Saudi Arabia's Entertainment Authority has released a list of celebrations for its national day under the slogan “it is our home”. They will run until next Monday.

Air and marine shows will feature fighter jets, helicopters, boats and ships.

Firework displays will take place in 18 cities across the kingdom and parks will host cultural exhibitions open to the public at the long weekend.

Schools are off for national day celebrations until Sunday.

Saudi national day is on September 23 every year. It marks the 1932 decree, issued by King Abdulaziz, which renamed the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Updated: September 23, 2022, 10:16 AM