The UAE congratulates Bahrain on its national day

Bahrain marks its 46th national day on Saturday

Bahrain, pictured in contemporary times, was the scene of a particularly fascinating essay on expat life in the 1980s. Getty Images
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UAE leaders and businesses alike have wished King Hamad and the people of Bahrain a happy national day on Saturday. The country, like the UAE earlier this month, is observing its 46th national day.

Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed, the President's Representative, has sent a congratulatory message, in which he praised the strong brotherly ties between the two countries. He also wished the Kingdom and its people and prosperous future.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai also passed on his good wishes.

Congratulatory messages for the kingdom have been trickling in on social media throughout the weekend.

Etihad Airways also took the opportunity to wish the Bahrainis a happy national day


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The Mall of the Emirates is expected to get into the spirit too, with a series of shows throughout the day: