Festivity, bonhomie marks UAE's special day

National Day Celebrations

The 43rd National Day of the United Arab Emirates was celebrated amidst much zeal and vigour at the ITC Maurya hotel on December 2.

Vice president of the Bharatiya Janata Party , Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, was the Chief Guest of the event organised by the Embassy of UAE commemorating  the 43rd year of establishment of the Emirate. Among other guests were Defence Attachés of various Arab countries, officials of various embassies, businessmen and women and Aam Aadmi Party’s Alka Lamba.

The visiting guests got an opportunity to witness UAE’s unique culture at the event which was highlighted by performance of Yowla, a traditional dance in the Emirates which involves spinning and throwing a rifle dummy made of wood and metal plating.

The Emirate was established on 2 December 1971, and is a federation of seven principalities governed by a hereditary ruler who jointly form the Federal Supreme Council, the highest legislative and executive body in the country. The principalities include Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. According to the officials of the Embassy, this year’s National Day is more important owing to the stability and prosperity witnessed in UAE despite the current political turmoil in the entire Middle East area.

The statement released to the media also highlighted the threat of ISIS, referred to as Daish, and condemned the group for the atrocities that it has allegedly committed.
“While the Government of the United Arab Emirates has focussed much of its attention over the past year on its key objectives of promoting the country's economic and social development, to benefit both its own citizens and expatriate residents, it has, of course, also been engaged in efforts to respond to the rising turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa region, and to continue its long-established policy of contributing humanitarian and other assistance to the victims of natural disasters,” the statement read.

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