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REPORTS - NATIONAL DAY 2007

Mohammed bin Zayed attends poetry night on the occasion of the UAE National day

Posted on 09/12/2007

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended on yesterday evening a poetry reading by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, on the occasion of the UAE 36th National Day anniversary. The poetry recitation evening was also attended by a number of Sheikhs, ministers, senior officials, dignitaries, poets and poetry lovers. Sheikh Hamdan opened the night with a 83 ...  >>MORE

35 Pakistani publications highlight UAE achievements

Posted on 09/12/2007

Islamabad - 35 Pakistani dailies, weeklies and supplements have published quotations of the speech delivered by President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the third summit of heads of state and government of OPEC member countries which was held in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 17 and 18 November 2007.Quotations of the speech by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai announcing the launch of "Dubai Cares" campaign ...  >>MORE

Lebanese newspaper hails UAE achievements

Posted on 09/12/2007

Beirut - The Lebanese daily "Al Anwar" hailed the progress the UAE had achieved in various fields. In a main article on the UAE's 36th National Day anniversary, the paper attributed the great economic and cultural accomplishments of the UAE to the wise leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates. "The success the UAE is basking in today mirrors the great efforts made by the country's leadership to achieve further ...  >>MORE

UAE National Day celebrated in India

Posted on 05/12/2007

New Delhi - The UAE National Day was celebrated in the Indian capital last night with a festive reception at the UAE Embassy by Ambassador Abdulla Ebrahim A Alzoy Al Shehhi.Delhi's Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna attended the reception and reaffirmed the strong ties between the two countries. A large number of dignitaries were present on the occasion. In a statement on the occasion, Shehhi said pointed out that the UAE believed in non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, ...  >>MORE

UAE Embassy in Seoul celebrates national day anniversary

Posted on 05/12/2007

Seoul - A reception celebrating the National Day of the United Arab Emirates was held at Hotel Shilla in downtown Seoul yesterday. More than 400 well wishers joined the function. The guests included senior Korean government officials, members of South Korea's National Assembly, heads of foreign diplomatic missions in Seoul, local and international businesspeople, UAE nationals living in Korea. From the South Korean government came Minister of Information and Communications Yoo Young-Hwan. In ...  >>MORE

Longest greeting letter to Khalifa

Posted on 04/12/2007

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Minister of Presidential Affairs, participated yesterday morning in signing the longest greeting letter in the world, presented to President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the occasion of the 36th National Day anniversary. He signed this letter of greeting addressed to President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Their Highness, the Rulers of the ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Culture marks 36th national day anniversary

Posted on 04/12/2007

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development held last night here at Marina Mall a number of activities, to mark the 36th national day anniversary. Ahmed Al Hadabi, coordinator of the ministry's national day celebrations for the emirate of Abu Dhabi, said the celebrations were well attended by the general public, adding that the military music band and cultural troupe entertained the attendees. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Folklore dancers greet passengers at Abu Dhabi Int'l Airport

Posted on 04/12/2007

Travellers through Abu Dhabi International Airport were accorded a colourful reception on Sunday as part of the Airport's celebration of the 36th anniversary of the UAE National Day. Both outbound and incoming passengers were able to catch a glimpse of the UAE rich culture as young local men performed some of the most popular traditional dances. One of those is "Harbiya" which depicts victory and celebrates pride in power and courage and is performed at weddings and other happy occasions. The ...  >>MORE

Corniche parade revisits nation's colourful history

Posted on 04/12/2007

The Corniche was transformed on Monday into a festive place as a parade marched here as part of the UAE 36th National Day celebrations. The parade was organised by the Emirates Heritage Club. "This event is in unity with other National Day events. We are celebrating our present and our future," said Mohammad Al Neyadi, director of the Emirates Heritage Club. Three trucks were turned into floats to display the historical events of the country. There was music, a display showing a Bedouin camp ...  >>MORE

UAE Embassy in Singapore celebrates National Day

Posted on 03/12/2007

Singapore - The UAE Embassy in Singapore has held a reception to mark the 36th UAE National Day. A number of senior Singaporean government officials, including Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Manpower, Mr. Arthur Fong and Dr. Faisal Ibrahim, both members of parliament, as well as heads of diplomatic missions, businessmen and UAE nationals residents in Singapore, attended the reception. In his key note address, Asim Mirza Al Rahmah, Minister Plenipotentiary and ...  >>MORE

New balloon is launched in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/12/2007

The Emirates Balloon Team has launch-ed a balloon bearing the photograph of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Under the patronage of Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Board Chairman of the Abu Dhabi International Club for Marine Sports, it bears the name, the Khalifa balloon. Captain Pilot Abdul Aziz Nasser congratulated Sheikh Khalifa, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, their ...  >>MORE

Largest ever aerial banner flies over Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/12/2007

The world's largest flag was displayed above Abu Dhabi on Sunday afternoon as celebrations for the 36th UAE National Day got under way. The 50,000 square foot flag of the UAE was towed by helicopter above the Corniche. Alongside the flag 52 boats participated in the national rowing race. The Abu Dhabi Corniche turned into a parade ground on Saturday night as thousands of decorated vehicles drove up and down the stretch, with occupants honking, dancing and singing in celebration. Thousands ...  >>MORE

National pride

Posted on 03/12/2007

December 2, another year gone by, another beginning. Green red and white colours fluttering in the wind, the national anthem audible from a faraway window, festive feelings slowly permeating the air, this morning has a unique feel about it. Filled with anticipation, the National Day of the UAE highlights past achievements with a view to the future. Walking down the street one glimpses faces filled with excitement taking in the accomplishments and mistakes of their past while looking to ...  >>MORE

Largest ever aerial banner flies over Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/12/2007

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The world's largest flag was displayed above Abu Dhabi on Sunday afternoon as celebrations for the 36th UAE National Day got under way. The 50,000 square foot flag of the UAE was towed by helicopter above the Corniche. Alongside the flag 52 boats participated in the national rowing race. The Abu Dhabi Corniche turned into a parade ground on Saturday night as thousands of decorated vehicles drove up and down the stretch, with occupants honking, dancing and singing in celebration. Thousands ...  >>MORE

UAE will stay on democratic course: Khalifa

Posted on 02/12/2007

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirmed on Saturday the United Arab Emirates would stay on the course of democracy to ensure greater participation and empowerment in the Federal National Council (FNC). 'The last year witnessed an important development with regard to political empowerment and the practice of democracy, as the FNC's 14th legislative session has had half of its members elected, with women representing 22% of the total number of FNC members, 'the President ...  >>MORE

Khalifa's address to the nation on National Day

Posted on 02/12/2007

Following is the full text of the statement to the Nation made by President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan On the occasion of the 36th Anniversary of the UAE National Day on Saturday, December 1st, 2007. In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Most Compassionate, Dear Citizens, Al Salaam Aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakat On this blessed day, and as we celebrate the 36th anniversary of the founding of our nation, I take this opportunity to extend my sincere greetings to my ...  >>MORE

UAE VP asks the citizens to make history

Posted on 02/12/2007

Addressing the citizens on the 36th national day of UAE, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai made a passionate call for hard work to make the future history of the federation. He said thirty six years of union has become equivalent to hundreds of years which several nations have taken to achieve progress and development. However, he asked the citizens not to sleep on the soft silk of success, but to work hard to make the ...  >>MORE

Federation a turning point in the region's history: Mohammed bin Zayed

Posted on 02/12/2007

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has paid tribute to President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, praising his vision for progress in every walk of life in the UAE. In a statement made on the occasion of the 36th national day anniversary and published by the "Dir Al Watan" magazine, Sheikh Mohammed praised Sheikh Khalifa's comprehensive vision. He said the UAE has moved to the enabling phase by ...  >>MORE

Rulers of emirates send National Day messages

Posted on 02/12/2007

Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of Emirates greeted the UAE leader, citizens and residents on the occasion of the 36th National Day of UAE. In their respective messages given through the Defence magazine 'Dir Al Watan', the Rulers of emirates hailed the progress achieved by the country during the past years and asked the citizens to be more determined to continue to work for more prosperity. In his message, H.H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme ...  >>MORE

Senior officials praise UAE federation on National Day

Posted on 02/12/2007

Abdullah bin Zayed Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan paid homage to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose effort in drawing up UAE foreign policy won him the devotion of his people and the admiration of the world. In a statement published by the "Dir Al Watan" to mark 36th national day anniversary, Sheikh Abdullah also saluted President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and ...  >>MORE

Women played pivotal role in UAE development: Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 02/12/2007

The UAE women have played a pivotal role in the formidable achievements that the country has made during the last three decades, said H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the UAE General Women's Union (GWU), In a statement on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the UAE National Day, Sheikha Fatima paid tribute to the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Sheikha Fatima also paid homage to other co-founders of the UAE Federation whose meetings ...  >>MORE

National Day Feature: UAE Foreign Policy

Posted on 01/12/2007

Since the establishment of the Federation in 1971, UAE foreign policy has been inspired by the principles of moderation, consistency, and support of just causes. These values were eloquently echoed in President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's address to the 14th legislative chapter of the Federal National Council, when he said "Our foreign policy has been firmly built on mutual respect for other states and non-interference in their internal affairs. UAE relations with other nations ...  >>MORE

National Day Feature: UAE economy sets to scale new heights

Posted on 01/12/2007

United Arab Emirates will continue to strengthen its position as a primary regional trade, business and investment powerhouse. The strategy will continue in part thanks to higher oil revenues and zero-deficit budget, while keeping a close eye on sound public spending, economic diversification drive. Several top-notch international finance institutions and funds have recently issued reports that laud the UAE's dramatic economic boom, and suggesting the trend will continue in the coming ...  >>MORE

RCA's Humanitarian and Charity Projects

Posted on 01/12/2007

The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has spent in the last few years more than two billion dirhams on humanitarian and charity projects it embarked upon in many Arab and Muslim countries where the RCA also reached out to needy families and victims of various kinds of human and natural disasters. Commenting on the RCA's activities and achievements, Deputy Prime Minister and RCA Chairman, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said the RCA is proud to be among the first to arrive at any ...  >>MORE

UAE 36TH National Day

Posted on 29/11/2007

The UAE marks the 36th anniversary of its National Day on December 2. As the nation celebrates this anniversary, it cannot but pay tribute to its founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, under whose visionary leadership many remarkable strides were made. Sheikh Zayed left behind an impressive legacy, a huge legacy that speaks of itself in various fields of human development. Today, the UAE has gained a conspicuous place among the comity of nations, thanks to its ...  >>MORE

UAE flag hoisted atop world's largest flagpole

Posted on 29/11/2007

As part of the celebrations to mark 36th national day anniversary, Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday hoisted UAE flag on top of the world's largest flagpole at the breakwater area in Abu Dhabi. The flag-hoisting ceremony was held under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The flag, which is 30- meters long and 15 - meter wide, was sewn by more than 400 students from the ...  >>MORE

UAE television and radio channels agree to unify transmission during National Day

Posted on 29/11/2007

Television and radio channels in the UAE will unify their transmission programmes during the country National Day celebrations, it was announced in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The move to bring transmission programmes under one roof during the 36th anniversary of the country's National Day is in line with the directives of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the National Media Council. According to the new plan, Abu Dhabi Television and Abu Dhabi Radio ...  >>MORE

National Day: Swedish and Norwegian concert to mark UAE's National Day

Posted on 29/11/2007

In a vibrant salutation to UAE when it celebrates its 36th National Day, both Sweden and Norway will bring in artists from their lands to perform in Abu Dhabi as part of the festivities. Under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) will organise a concert on Monday 3rd ...  >>MORE

UAE National Day festivities to focus on customs and traditions

Posted on 29/11/2007

The UAE's glorious customs and traditions will be showcased at the National Day Festival slated in the capital on December 1–4. The four-day event is being organised by the Emirates Heritage Club (EHC) under the patronage of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of EHC. On December 1, the celebrations will start at 5am with a horse race — the UAE International Endurance Cup — at Bouthib Endurance Village near Al Khatem. For the main race of 120km, some 75 people ...  >>MORE

National Day: Record greetings

Posted on 29/11/2007

A man signs on what will be the longest greeting card to be presented to the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, on the occasion of the UAE National Day. (Emirates Today) ...  >>MORE

UAE National Day Report - Oil and Gas

Posted on 28/11/2007

The year 2007 has witnessed very important developments in the global economy, most significantly on the international oil market as oil prices surged astronomically to unprecedented record levels close to US$100 per barrel. This, until recently, would have been a fallacy and a dream, but it is today a reality which is negatively affecting the global economy, which some forces blame it on the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as being the major cause of the sky-rocketing rise ...  >>MORE

Capital gears up for National Day

Posted on 28/11/2007

Local departments and federal institutions in Abu Dhabi are gearing up in full swing to mark the 36th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates. Eng. Nasser Abdullah Al Junaibi, Head of Public Services, Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi, said the City Image Section is engaged in hectic preparations to deck up public gardens and municipality buildings with colourful laser lights and decorations. According to him, the Units of Projects Promotion and Information will be ...  >>MORE

National Day: Sharjah Museum department plans celebrations

Posted on 28/11/2007

The Sharjah Museums Department is celebrating the 36th anniversary of UAE National Day by holding celebrations from November 27 to January 3 at Sharjah Heritage Museum, Al Muraija area. The museum will display a UAE traditional dress and costume exhibition, the history of the formation of the UAE in a photography exhibition, and a performance by a military band. Other activities include a traditional wedding show, a folklore dance, and a number of fun-filled workshops for families. Various ...  >>MORE

Symposium on National Day hails Khalifa as wise leader

Posted on 27/11/2007

The UAE development model under the prudent stewardship of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the focus of a symposium organised on Monday by the Centre for Information Affairs of Deputy Prime Minister on UAE National Day. A number of politicians, thinkers, and representatives of international organizations and institutions participated in the event which was held to mark the 36th anniversary of UAE National Day. The Centre for Information Affairs presented working paper ...  >>MORE

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Mohammed bin Zayed attends poetry night on the occasion of the UAE National day


35 Pakistani publications highlight UAE achievements


Lebanese newspaper hails UAE achievements


UAE National Day celebrated in India


UAE Embassy in Seoul celebrates national day anniversary


Longest greeting letter to Khalifa


Ministry of Culture marks 36th national day anniversary


Folklore dancers greet passengers at Abu Dhabi Int'l Airport


Corniche parade revisits nation's colourful history


UAE Embassy in Singapore celebrates National Day


New balloon is launched in Abu Dhabi


Largest ever aerial banner flies over Abu Dhabi


National pride


Largest ever aerial banner flies over Abu Dhabi


UAE will stay on democratic course: Khalifa


Khalifa's address to the nation on National Day


UAE VP asks the citizens to make history


Federation a turning point in the region's history: Mohammed bin Zayed


Rulers of emirates send National Day messages


Senior officials praise UAE federation on National Day


Women played pivotal role in UAE development: Sheikha Fatima


National Day Feature: UAE Foreign Policy


National Day Feature: UAE economy sets to scale new heights


RCA's Humanitarian and Charity Projects


UAE 36TH National Day


UAE flag hoisted atop world's largest flagpole


UAE television and radio channels agree to unify transmission during National Day


National Day: Swedish and Norwegian concert to mark UAE's National Day


UAE National Day festivities to focus on customs and traditions


National Day: Record greetings


UAE National Day Report - Oil and Gas


Capital gears up for National Day


National Day: Sharjah Museum department plans celebrations


Symposium on National Day hails Khalifa as wise leader