My nicest memento of the celebration is the Spirit of the Union pin. And of course, this long weekend. 🙂
Edit: Added new photos as 3 December 2011
The following from one of my UAE-related books, Rags to Riches:
Wonderful coverage of UAE’s 40th day celebrations via Abu Dhabi TV. I had to record this inspirational part (lots of, actually!) wherein the Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad danced with the locals. See that genuine beams.