UAE Armed Forces Unification Day: Celebrating Decades of Excellence


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Honoring the Nation’s Military Prowess and Contributions to Global Stability

The United Arab Emirates is set to celebrate its 47th Armed Forces Unification Day on 06th May. It marks the country’s robust military force and its significant role in ensuring regional and global security and stability.

This occasion will highlight the UAE’s successful military missions and operations, which include participation in several crucial initiatives such as the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, the Arab Deterrent Force in Lebanon, and the Peninsula Shield Forces that liberated Kuwait.

The UAE Armed Forces have been essential to the country’s unification and development process over the past decades. They have received global recognition, including honouring certificates and reports by prominent organizations.

The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Founding Father, made a historic decision on 06th May, 1976, to unify the Armed Forces under one central command and flag, becoming the protector of the country’s achievements and gains.

Today, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan supports and monitors the UAE Armed Forces, having contributed to their advancement since graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1979.

The readiness of the UAE Armed Forces has continued to strengthen under the leadership of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. They have kept pace with modern developmental and military training requirements and increased their effectiveness by adopting advanced technologies.

Recently, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Türkiye recognised the efforts of the UAE’s Joint Operations Command team in the “Operation Gallant Knight 2” mission and awarded them with the State Medal for Sacrifice for their efforts in search and rescue in the country’s earthquake zone on 06th February.


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