Residents asked to write letter to future selves for 'UAE at 50' time capsule

The initiative celebrates golden jubilee with a look ahead

UAE residents have been asked to write a letter to their future selves to celebrate the country’s 50th anniversary.

The public have been invited to submit their messages in written, video or photo format. Those will appear online and will be placed in a time capsule.

Participants have been asked to describe their personal hopes for now until 2071, the UAE's centenary, and how they expect the country to grow and develop in the next 50 years.

Messages to the Future was organised by the Committee for Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the UAE. Letters can be uploaded at

Last week, Emirates announced it was celebrating the UAE’s anniversary with a special livery on its Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300 jets.

The Dubai airline is set to wrap several of its planes with a "United Arab Emirates 50" design to celebrate the anniversary.

The gold-and-white livery wraps around the entire fuselage, one side in Arabic and the other in English.

Updated: August 24th 2021, 11:50 AM