Several activities held on UAE National Day

Manzil Downtown UAE National day (2)As part of the 47th UAE National Day celebrations, many institutions hosted a number of traditional events and activities. Emirates Airlines showcased various elements derived from the cultural heritage of the UAE which included Al Ayala Dance, a traditional Emirati dance performance, and Henna Art, which is considered an integral part of UAE celebrations. Manzil Downtown honoured the life and achievements of the nation’s founding father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan by hosting an exclusive Emirati poetry evening on of November 26. Her Highness Sheikha Dr Hind Al-Qassimi, members of board of directors, influential Emirati Culture and Heritage personalities, poets, folkloric musicians and media have joined Manzil Downtown management in honour of this special occasion.
Sharihan Al Mashary, General Manager, Manzil Downtown, said, “Our nation connects through poetry and it is part of our Emirati culture, heritage and identity”, and this is how Manzil Downtown commemorates the UAE National Day and Year of Zayed.” The Flag Island, one of Sharjah’s tourist, family and leisure destinations, hosted music show in collaboration with the Higher Committee of National Day Celebrations in Sharjah.
Khuloud Salim Al Junaibi, General Manager, The Flag Island, said:, “National Day celebrations reflect our appreciation and gratitude to our country and its wise leadership. We cordially invite all members of the community to participate in this national celebration at The Flag Island.”
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) joined the entire country in celebrating the 47th UAE National Day, with its senior executives and staff renewing their loyalty and faith to the nation and its leaders. Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA led the commemoration held under the theme ‘This is Zayed, this is the UAE.’ He vowed to continuously help push for the UAE’s progress and development process that began 47 years ago. Today, the UAE is a thriving nation known for tolerance, openness, and peaceful co-existence.
Nakheel hosted a series of free public events. Open to all, the events celebrated Emirati tradition and culture, with Al Ayala dancing, henna, falcon displays, camel and pony rides, magic shows and kids’ arts and crafts, with balloons, Arabic sweets and other treats as giveaways.
Fawzi El Shehhi, Managing Director, Nakheel Community Management and Planning, said, “Our annual National Day celebrations are always a big draw for residents of our communities and the wider Dubai public.”