Saudi National Day 2021 – Experience Festivities Across Dubai
The Saudi National Day 2021 is celebrated to commemorate the unification of the country as a kingdom by the then King Abdulaziz on 23rd September 1932.
What is this historic event all about? What happens during the Saudi National Day? Have these questions? Then read on to find out! And if you feel like visiting Dubai then all you need to do is apply for Dubai Visa from the comfort of your home and visit Dubai to celebrate an event of national importance!
History of Saudi National Day 2021
In the earlier days, nomadic tribes had occupied the Arabian Peninsula. Although Prophet Muhammad united all these tribes into one state, the following years witnessed the expansion of the state – from Pakistan in the east to Spain in the west.
However, as time passed various empires (Ottoman) and Sultanates formed and modern Saudi emerged only after the end of World War 1. But the unification only came in 1932 when former allies were defeated and the kingdoms of Nejd & Hejaz were unified and renames as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Interesting fact: It wasn’t until 2005 that the then King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced that the Saudi Arabia National day will become an annual national holiday.
Attractions of National Day in Saudi Arabia in 2021
You’ll see the National Flag almost everywhere!
The country’s flag holds importance during the national day celebrations.
If you notice the flag, you’ll see that it features an Arabic inscription and a sword with a green colored background. This flag is being used since 1973.
Did you know that the green color was the favorite color of Prophet Muhammad? It also indicates Saudi Arabia’s primary faith i.e., Islam. But, that’s not all! The Arabic inscription is actually a Muslim Statement of Faith and the white sword symbolizes King Abdul Aziz. You’ll see this beautiful and meaningful flag being widely used during National day celebrations.
Delve into the Rich Culture of Saudi Arabia
The Saudi National Day Holiday 2021 will feature a wide range of activities such as festivals, folklore dances and beautiful cultural activities. Since the holiday celebrations go on for almost a week, you won’t miss the most exciting events. You can also visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Old Jeddah where four-day activities were held during a previous edition.
Significant Markers for Each Edition of National Day
Each year, the Saudi National Day in Saudi Arabia focuses on a specific marker. For example, in one particular edition of the national day, a University of Science and Technology was launched. Similarly, you’ll get to witness a significant marker in the 2021 Saudi National Day.
Go Shopping or Explore the Streets
Did you ever get a chance to see the national flag of Saudi Arabia? Well during the National Day in 2021, you’ll witness the national flag gracing many streets of Dubai and Riyadh.
Even malls celebrate this important event by giving discounts. So, if you are someone who loves shopping then make sure to hit the malls during Saudi National Day!
This is everything you need to know about Saudi National Day 2021. Interested? Simply grab your Online Dubai Visa and experience this iconic national event with your friends or family!