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REPORTS - NATIONAL DAY 2009

UAE Embassy in Washington Celebrates 38th UAE National Day

Posted on 05/12/2009

Washington D.C. - UAE Ambassador to US Yousef Al Otaiba hosted a gala reception at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC on December 2 in honour of the country's 38th National Day. Honoured guests at this year's celebratory event included a first-of-its-kind delegation of women leaders from the UAE, who are in Washington, DC this week for a series of high-level meetings with US officials in government, business and think tanks. During the meetings, the Emirati delegation exchanged views with their ...  >>MORE

Fujairah in Guinness World Record

Posted on 05/12/2009

Fujairah emirate has entered Guinness World Record by forming the longest ever UAE flag on 413 cars, to mark the 38th UAE National Day Anniversary. The event was held by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development centre in Fujairah. The celebrations also included the traditional sessions. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

Pakistani President: relations with UAE outstanding, built on historic, cultural, religious ties

Posted on 04/12/2009

Pakistani President Asef Ali Zardari termed the relations between the UAE and Pakistan as "outstanding historic and based on cultural, religious and historical ties", expressing admiration of the UAE's achievements and multi-faceted march of development. In an interview with WAM, Zardari noted that UAE-Pakistan diplomatic relations started in mid sixties of the 20th century even before the independence of the UAE, thanks to the Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the founding father of the ...  >>MORE

UAE President receives National Day greetings

Posted on 03/12/2009

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received cables of congratulations on the UAE's 38th National Day anniversary from H.H Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, HRH King Abdullah II, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal. ...  >>MORE

Statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on UAE National Day

Posted on 03/12/2009

US Secretary of State Department Hillary Clinton, hailed the UAE leadership and people on the 38th national day anniversary. "The UAE has been a promoter of peace and progress not just nationally, but regionally and internationally, thanks to the foresight of its founder, the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and to the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ...  >>MORE

Sarkozy's letter to UAE President on nation's 38th National Day

Posted on 03/12/2009

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has sent a letter to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the UAE's National Day. In his letter, Sarkozy expressed heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for the UAE's people and leadership on the occasion which he termed as an opportunity to re-asses the huge achievement made by the UAE thanks to the wise and enlightened stewardship of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan which the UAE's ...  >>MORE

Nation's policies reflect strategic dimensions

Posted on 03/12/2009

Riyadh: Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, highly praised the statement by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the occasion of the UAE's 38th National Day. "Shaikh Khalifa's speech reflects important strategic dimensions in which the domestic development vision in all fields is integrated with a wise and principled policy that supports GCC joint work, Arab solidarity and international issues," Al Attiyah said. ...  >>MORE

Chief of Staff hails military capabilities

Posted on 03/12/2009

Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammad Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, said the federation state serves as a fort to ensure stability and security in the Gulf region and a source of power for its Arab brothers. "In its quest to be a role model in international relation management on moral and humanitarian grounds, the UAE is keen to enhance its relations with countries all over the world on the basis of mutual respect, understanding, dialogue, and ...  >>MORE

Colours of UAE national flag symbolise Arabian unity

Posted on 03/12/2009

The flag of the UAE represents peace, honesty, hardiness, bravery, power, courage, hope, joy, love, optimism as well as the defeat of enemies and determination. Dr Khalifa Rashid Al Sha'ali, a lawyer, said the flag of the UAE was adopted on December 2, 1971. The flag consists of the Pan-Arab colours red, green, white and black, which symbolise Arabian unity. "The UAE flag consists of three equal horizontal bands of green, white, and black with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side," he ...  >>MORE

World largest modern-day mosaic work celebrates UAE's National Day

Posted on 03/12/2009

The world's largest mosaic work created by Syrian artist Riyadh Nawwaf Ar-radhiya in clebration of the UAE's 38th National Day was hosted by the Mall of the Emirates. Comprising of 98,000 mosaic stones from various countries, the work depicts the late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and the current rulers Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan - President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Vice-President ...  >>MORE

Party mood makes National Day memorable

Posted on 03/12/2009

Car rallies, firework displays, charity drives and a marine parade were among dozens of activities held across the UAE Wednesday as thousands of people came out to celebrate the country's 38th National Day. All seven emirates were awash with colours as a festive atmosphere swept the nation. Motorists jostled for attention with flamboyantly decorated vehicles and UAE flags fluttered around every corner in the early December breeze. A flotilla of vessels made its way down Dubai Creek in a ...  >>MORE

UAE President addresses the nation on the 38th National Day Anniversary

Posted on 02/12/2009

In an address to the nation on the occasion of the 38th National Day of UAE, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, stressed that the leadership and the UAE people are confident to continue steadily and consistently the implementation of what have been adopted in terms of the strategies and plans. "The huge achievements attained were not the end in themselves, but the top priority was and still to build national capacity and launch human energy directed toward the horizons ...  >>MORE

Mohammed Bin Rashid addresses the nation on 38th National Day

Posted on 02/12/2009

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the country's achievements wouldn't have been possible if God hadn't set for us a tryst with history. In an address to the nation given across the Dira al Watan (Nation Shield) Magazine on the occasion of the 38th National Day of UAE, Sheikh Mohammed said that the march of glory is setting foot into the era of empowerment and is building the road into the solid future. "It ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler gives National Day message

Posted on 02/12/2009

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah hailed the power of determination that created the UAE and made it an exemplary model for penetrating vision, self renunciation and placing of the national interest above all. This was stated in a message by the ruler on the occasion of the 38th National Day. He expressed hope that this will be a distinguished day in words and deeds, with each person revising himself how far he gave himself, ...  >>MORE

UAQ Ruler gives National Day message

Posted on 02/12/2009

UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain HH Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mualla said that the remarkable achievements made by UAE have secured the country an exalted position among the world countries. In a message given across the Dira Al Watan (Nation Shield) Magazine on the occasion of the 38th National Day, the ruler said that the leadership of HH President Sheikh Khalifa has instilled peace and confidence in the hearts of people to continue the march heralded by late Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Ruler of Fujairah addresses the nation on the 38th National Day Anniversary

Posted on 02/12/2009

In his address to the nation on the 38th national day, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Fujairah, said the UAE federation experience is one of the most successful experiences in the region. In his statement to Nation Shield Magazine, he underlined that the country has overcome the difficulties, challenges and emerged vigorous to attain prosperity. "The UAE started by developing human resources, being genuine resource for the country. ...  >>MORE

Ruler of Ajman marks the 38th National Day Anniversary

Posted on 02/12/2009

His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, said on the 38th UAE national day anniversary, that the UAE became exception in modern Arab history as the most successful case and the most cohesive, homogeneous and stable country. In his statement to Nation Shield Magazine, he added that the UAE became during the three decades a modern and prosperous state, where citizens enjoy prosperity and security. Full text of the speech: "I am pleased to ...  >>MORE

Statement of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the occasion of the 38th national day anniversary

Posted on 02/12/2009

Statement by General H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to the Nation Shield magazine on the 38th anniversary of the national day. As we celebrate the 38th anniversary of our national day, our country is striding confidently to achieving the empowerment phase, launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in continuation of the foundation a phase, laid by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak message on the 38th National Day Anniversary

Posted on 02/12/2009

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Nahyan, Supreme Chairwoman for the Family Development Foundation and Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, said the founders of the UAE recorded with golden letters in the annals of history the epoch making of the union on Dec. 2, 1971. Delivering the message on the 38th National Day Anniversary, Sheikha Fatima paid a tribute to wise leadership and the UAE people on the day of union, which said represents "the most important historic achievement of the ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Museums celebrate 38th UAE National Day

Posted on 02/12/2009

Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) is celebrating the 38th anniversary of the UAE National Day with numerous activities taking place throughout its family of 18 museums in Sharjah and Kalba from December 1 to 3, 2009. The celebrations will include activities that focus on the UAE's heritage and rich history, cultural competitions, traditional dances, family workshops, puppet and theatre shows, seminars and performance of national songs. Sharjah Maritime and Sharjah Aquarium are organising a ...  >>MORE

ADAC celebrates UAE National Day by boosting Emiratisation Programme

Posted on 02/12/2009

In celebrating the UAE's 38th National Day, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has announced that it has surpassed country-wide targets for Emiratisation in the workforce and will reach 27.8% by the end of the year. During a successful year, with continuing growth, a number of launches, and exciting future plans unveiled, the company has continued to identify and employ national talent making it a pivotal contributor in achieving the goals of the Abu Dhabi ‘Plan 2030'. ADAC currently employs ...  >>MORE

UAE National Day: Sense of pride over strong foundations

Posted on 02/12/2009

Senior officials have extended their congratulations and expressed their pride on the 38th National Day. Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director General of Dubai General Department for Residency and Foreigners Affairs, said the UAE celebrates National Day today with a sense of pride for the strong foundations of its Federation, the unity of its people and for the prominent status it occupies regionally and internationally. "The UAE has achieved inclusive growth since its foundation on ...  >>MORE

Mohammed Bin Rashid meets the press

Posted on 02/12/2009

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by his Media Escort and Managing Director of Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) Ahmed Abdullah Sheikh, met today a group of journalists working with various media organisations and satellite channels operating under the umbrella of Dubai Media City. The meeting with the media persons who had called on Sheikh Mohammed to offer greetings was held on the fringes of the festivities marking ...  >>MORE

UAE National Day celebrations in full swing

Posted on 01/12/2009

Celebrations for the 36th UAE National Day are taking place across the country. The country is awash with colour, as parades, flags and brightly coloured illuminations appear everywhere in the UAE. The festivities kick off in earnest at the weekend, with a series of events taking place in all of the major cities in the UAE on Sunday, December 2. - Gulf News ...  >>MORE

December 2 stands out in history, says Saif

Posted on 01/12/2009

The UAE is about to mark its 38th National Day with preparations in full swing to observe the glorious occasion at a time when it will press ahead with its march of prosperity in its quest to gain more national achievements. In a statement on the 38th National Day, Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, said National Day is a dear occasion that makes every Emirati and resident proud. Sheikh Saif said the occasion commemorates the ...  >>MORE

Emirates Palace goes for a record

Posted on 01/12/2009

Despite talk of record-breaking fireworks in recent years, the UAE has yet to establish a Guinness World Record, something that the Emirates Palace hopes to change this National Day. The hotel is planning a "fireworks extravaganza” to celebrate the 38th UAE National Day tomorrow and set a record for the largest display. The fireworks, which will reach up to 2,000m into the air, will be set off from 12 barges situated off the shores of the capital. The display aims to "showcase the city of ...  >>MORE

Capital all decked up for National Day

Posted on 30/11/2009

Cars decorated with the national flag and images of the 
Rulers are a common sight on Abu Dhabi streets. Apart from the people's party on 
the Corniche with chanting, singing, dancing and, of course, engine revving and car horning, the Capital is preparing quite a few treats for the celebration of the UAE National Day. Emirates Heritage Club will start the celebrations on December 1 with an evening of Nabati poetry at its Abu Dhabi Theatre. On December 2, a traditional dhow race ...  >>MORE

UAE women busy exercising their rights, not claiming them: Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 29/11/2009

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) has paid tribute to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates on the 38th anniversary of the UAE's national day. In an interview with "Zahrat Al Khaleej" magazine, published yesterday, Sheikha Fatima said the UAE women have come long way since the establishment of the UAE. "UAE women have never been left out ...  >>MORE

Nahyan: The march into progress is a source of pride

Posted on 29/11/2009

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan lauded the great support given by President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the country's march to renaissance, especially in the field of higher education. Sheikh Nahyan specially noted that the leadership never failed to provide the citizens with all that is necessary for their success, welfare and prosperity. Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM) on the occasion of the 38th National ...  >>MORE

Al Qattami hails the renaissance in the UAE

Posted on 29/11/2009

Education Minister HE Humaid Al Qattami said that the UAE has become a model for the world with its formidable achievements under the prudent leadership who ensured the best living standards and welfare for citizens and residents. In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM) on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the UAE National Day, Al Qattami said that the accomplishments of UAE could be seen in every facet of life as well as in the overall renaissance in educational, healthcare, ...  >>MORE

Achievements in recent years earn the UAE prestigious status: Environment Minister

Posted on 29/11/2009

UAE Environment and Water Minister HE Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, has stressed that the achievements attained by the UAE under wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, earned the country prestigious regional and international position. He told Emirates News Agency (WAM) in an interview on the advent of the 38th UAE National Day Anniversary that the Ministry of Environment and Water, since its inception has been receiving support to boost its capacity. Fahad ...  >>MORE

Sustained achievements under wise leadership: Minister of Energy

Posted on 29/11/2009

UAE Energy Minister Mohammed bin Dhaen Al Hameli, said that huge achievements have been attained due to the directives and support from wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He told Emirates News Agency (WAM) in an interview on the 38th National Day that the power grid inter-link is one of the most important energy projects. The project to link the UAE emirates' power networks with the unified Emirates National Network at cost about Dh900million has been ...  >>MORE

Emirates Palace celebrates UAE 38th National Day

Posted on 29/11/2009

Emirates Palace offers a unique celebration to recognize and honour this special occasion of the 38th National Day of UAE. With a breathtaking array of activities to engage residents, guests and employees, with world record breaking events to showcase Abu Dhabi to a global audience. The largest recorded human flag depicting the UAE National Flag was created by 600 employees of Emirates Palace representing over 50 nationalities in the run up to this special occasion with unique National Day ...  >>MORE

ADACH celebrates UAE 38th National Day

Posted on 24/11/2009

Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) is celebrating the 38th National Day with multi entertaining programmes during the period from second to fourth of December at Corniche, Heritage Village in Al Ain and the Cultural Centre in the western region. The programme includes exceptional fireworks, heritage activities in addition to an astounding daily artistic programme in which top Arab singers will be performing. There will be children's library, theatre performance and setting up ...  >>MORE

UAE keeps abreast with developed world

Posted on 23/11/2009

"Our efforts and strategic plans are synchronised to turn the UAE into the regional hub of the world economy through taking pioneer steps in the investment, industrial, technology and scientific fields", said UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He added that the position occupied by the UAE on the international economic map was not temporary or surprising, nor born out of a certain economic circumstance, but "a fruit of perseverance at the local and federal levels". Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Committee plans for National Day

Posted on 15/11/2009

The National Day Committee of Dubai recently convened to discuss the final preparations of its festivities and celebrations planned to take place on the occasion of the UAE's 38th National Day. The meeting discussed the latest updates on the events set to take place in Dubai, as well as the activities agenda to be undertaken by all government bodies. The festivities are expected to attract huge participation from Dubai Government bodies, as well as mass populace of the city to share this ...  >>MORE

Watani launches Al Mutahida campaign to commemorate national day

Posted on 05/11/2009

In an initiatives to highlight the concept of unification among the people of the UAE, Watani, the National Identity Program, launched Al Mutahida, a campaign that encapsulates the ambitions and achievements shared by the people of the UAE. "Mutahida", meaning ‘United', also marks the essence of the UAE experience in the past 38 years and the shared destiny of the people in the UAE realized by the efforts of leaders and people of the country to achieve the aspirations of the nation. ...  >>MORE

Official emblem of the National Day celebrations approved

Posted on 01/11/2009

The Higher Committee for the National Day celebrations headed by HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development has approved the official emblem of the celebrations for this year and decided to circulate it as the symbol for all formal events across various emirates. The Committee also affirmed the launch of the celebrations website and the call centre by mid-November. Al Owais said that the choice of the logo for the 38th National Day ...  >>MORE

National day panel approves emblem, website for celebrations

Posted on 24/09/2009

The programme for celebrations of the 38th anniversary of the UAE federation will line up nearly 61 events and activities to be organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development in conjunction with other state bodies. The programme was passed during the third meeting of the higher committee for celebrations of the country's 38th national day under the chairmanship of H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development. The events will ...  >>MORE

UAE’s National Day celebrations in place

Posted on 31/05/2009

The 39th National Day of the UAE has been planned to celebrate with a variety of exciting activities, expressing the patriotic feelings of every UAE national. The National Day celebrations will run from November 28 to December 5. The National Day Higher Committee held its second meeting presided by Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and discussed plans for the celebrations which will convey the true vision and image of the National Day. The minister ...  >>MORE

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UAE Embassy in Washington Celebrates 38th UAE National Day


Fujairah in Guinness World Record


Pakistani President: relations with UAE outstanding, built on historic, cultural, religious ties


UAE President receives National Day greetings


Statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on UAE National Day


Sarkozy's letter to UAE President on nation's 38th National Day


Nation's policies reflect strategic dimensions


Chief of Staff hails military capabilities


Colours of UAE national flag symbolise Arabian unity


World largest modern-day mosaic work celebrates UAE's National Day


Party mood makes National Day memorable


UAE President addresses the nation on the 38th National Day Anniversary


Mohammed Bin Rashid addresses the nation on 38th National Day


Sharjah Ruler gives National Day message


UAQ Ruler gives National Day message


Ruler of Fujairah addresses the nation on the 38th National Day Anniversary


Ruler of Ajman marks the 38th National Day Anniversary


Statement of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the occasion of the 38th national day anniversary


Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak message on the 38th National Day Anniversary


Sharjah Museums celebrate 38th UAE National Day


ADAC celebrates UAE National Day by boosting Emiratisation Programme


UAE National Day: Sense of pride over strong foundations


Mohammed Bin Rashid meets the press


UAE National Day celebrations in full swing


December 2 stands out in history, says Saif


Emirates Palace goes for a record


Capital all decked up for National Day


UAE women busy exercising their rights, not claiming them: Sheikha Fatima


Nahyan: The march into progress is a source of pride


Al Qattami hails the renaissance in the UAE


Achievements in recent years earn the UAE prestigious status: Environment Minister


Sustained achievements under wise leadership: Minister of Energy


Emirates Palace celebrates UAE 38th National Day


ADACH celebrates UAE 38th National Day


UAE keeps abreast with developed world


Committee plans for National Day


Watani launches Al Mutahida campaign to commemorate national day


Official emblem of the National Day celebrations approved


National day panel approves emblem, website for celebrations


UAE’s National Day celebrations in place