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REPORTS - NATIONAL DAY 2012

NMC and Emirates Palace host media delegation joining National Day celebrations

Posted on 05/12/2012

Emirates Palace hotel in collaboration with the National Media Council (NMC) hosted Arab and foreign media delegations participating in the UAE's 41st National Day celebrations. A lavish dinner was thrown away here at the Emirates Palace in honour of 65 media delegates, who were invited by NMC from 26 Arab and other countries. Burga Berberoglu, the Hotel General Manger said: "Emirates Palace is honoured to receive such a large number of media representatives, and they will return home with ...  >>MORE

Stunning aircraft show in Capital

Posted on 04/12/2012

Seven aircraft symbolising the number of the UAE emirates performed a stunning show over Abu Dhabi Corniche on Saturday, drawing applause from thousands of people who packed the massive seaside road. Taking advantage of the stop of rain, residents of Abu Dhabi flocked to the Corniche to watch the show a day ahead of the culmination of national day celebrations on Sunday. The jets streaked overhead the crowd and unleashed steam in four colours -black, white, red and green- the colours of the ...  >>MORE

Photo captured by royal photographer turns into National Day Icon

Posted on 04/12/2012

It was not in the wildest dreams of a photographer Ramesh Shukla, a UAE resident since 1956, that one of his photos would become an iconic logo for the theme: "Spirit of the Union" to the UAE national day celebrations, wrote Emarat al-Youm Arabic language local daily. That occurred when Shukla was in the right place and time during the declaration of the Union. He captured rare memento photo for UAE Rulers before the state's flagpole immediately after the signing of the Union Agreement and ...  >>MORE

UAE is resolve to safeguard desert culture and heritage: Mohammed bin Zayed

Posted on 04/12/2012

The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is resolve to safeguard indigenous desert-associated heritage and history for their role in realising environmental, human and social sustainability and passing legacy to the next generations, His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has affirmed. Sheikh Mohammed stated, after attending this evening the ...  >>MORE

UAE’s greatest achievement is its educated youth

Posted on 04/12/2012

Private sector has to shift its management practices away from looking for trained staff from abroad and hire and mentor Emiratis instead As the UAE celebrates 41st National Day, its single greatest achievement is its young and educated population. "The young people of the nation is its future” as the country's founding father Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan is frequently quoted as saying, reflecting his deep commitment to providing young Emiratis the best education they can get. Over 65 ...  >>MORE

Giving jobs to 20,000 Emiratis in five years

Posted on 04/12/2012

The Government must set policies in place to resolve the issue of unemployment among UAE nationals. The National Statistics Bureau stated that it has reached a level of 20 per cent of national manpower. The Absher initiative has employed 1,186 Emiratis since the five-year programme began in May. Absher, an Arabic phrase meaning ‘your request has been met with approval', aims at hiring 20,000 Emiratis in the private sector in five years. His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ...  >>MORE

Hamdan visits house of first Emirati martyr

Posted on 04/12/2012

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has conveyed greetings of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to the family of Salem Suhail bin Khamis, the first Emirati martyr who was killed in November 1971 while defending the country's sovereignty over the occupied Island of Greater Tunb. Sheikh Hamdan visited the ...  >>MORE

Alyazia enthrals the nation again

Posted on 04/12/2012

Alyazia Jihad Ismail, an orphaned young autistic girl, who surprised the country last year with her artistic celebration of the UAE National Day, made this year yet another unique participation that made even the elders thoughtful. The ten year old girl planted seven trees, each tree carrying the name of an emirate in the seven-emirate union to make her signature in the celebrations marking the 41st National Day of UAE. Last year, Al Yazia, with the help of her mother, had made a ...  >>MORE

Lanterns light up Ajman sky

Posted on 04/12/2012

While the 41st National Day celebrations spread across the country, the Ajman Tourism Development Department, ATDD, on Sunday evening flew thousands of sky lanterns, falling just short of a world record. The first event of its kind in the emirate, held at the Corniche area, saw the presence of Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Executive Council. Also present were Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ajman Tourism Development ...  >>MORE

President chairs Supreme Federal Council meeting

Posted on 03/12/2012

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, yesterday afternoon chaired the Supreme Federal Council meeting held at Diyafa Palace in Al Mushrif. The meeting was attended by the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah, H. H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Ajman, H. H. Sheikh Hamad bin ...  >>MORE

Khalifa honours winners of the President Merit Award

Posted on 03/12/2012

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said the achievements scored by the UAE had been triggered by the perseverance of the distinguished men and women who shouldered the responsibility to build this country and preserve it interests. He added that they were inspired by "the spirit of the Union" to notch the UAE on the world map. . Sheikh Khalifa made the remarks yesterday afternoon at Diyafa Palace in Al Mushrif, while honouring the winners of the President Merit ...  >>MORE

UAE well positioned to build knowledge-based economy: Mohammed bin Zayed

Posted on 03/12/2012

The UAE is steadily striding towards a knowledge-based economy, driven by diversification and development of capabilities, thanks to the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said Gen. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. In a statement made to Dira Al Watan (Nation's Shield) magazine to mark the 41st National Day anniversary, Sheikh Mohammed said the 2nd of December of ...  >>MORE

Google celebrates UAE's 41st National Day

Posted on 03/12/2012

Yesterday, Google celebrates the United Arab Emirates' National Day with a doodle on its homepage on the UAE domain. On this day, 2nd of December 1971, the United Arab Emirates was formed after receiving its independence formally from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and eventually leading to the unification of the seven emirates which together formed the UAE, the Dubai Chronicle reported. The innovative doodle presented by Google depicts a falcon flying across the sky as it carries ...  >>MORE

President orders planting of 41, 000 date palm seedlings at schools and mosques

Posted on 03/12/2012

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the donation of 41,000 date palm seedlings to the Ministry of Education, General Authority of Islamic Affairs '&' Endowments and Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to plant them at schools and mosques nationwide. The move aims to consolidate the Union values in the hearts of the UAE nationals so as to sustain prosperity and dedication to the country. This was announced by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of ...  >>MORE

Ruler of Sharjah inaugurates the Flag Island and raises UAE flag on 123 metre-high pole

Posted on 03/12/2012

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday inaugurated the "Flag Island" in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, a project undertaken by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), in collaboration with the Sharjah Department of Public Works and a number of government bodies and departments. The opening ceremony and flag-raising ...  >>MORE

UAE stands tall, commands high respect for its principled positions on regional and international issues

Posted on 03/12/2012

The United Arab Emirates is an undeniable reality in terms of its economic power, development, cultural coexistence, and last but not the least the visionary leadership, and leadership and is one of the most progressive growth stories in the region and the world, local media commented yesterday. 'A proud nation turns 41 years old today. It is, indeed, a moment of celebration for the Emiratis as well as millions of expatriates who have made this great country their home. The United Arab ...  >>MORE

UAE: A symphony of achievements and optimism

Posted on 03/12/2012

The story of the UAE has been a symphony of achievement, accomplishment and optimism. The country has wowed its cynics by ushering into a remarkable development age, one that has taken the world by surprise, Khaleej Times reported yesterday in special supplement on the UAE's 41st national day. From the most advanced architecture on the planet to one of the world's highest human development indexes, the country's arc of growth has only widened. UAE's political and economic equations with other ...  >>MORE

Pride and joy as UAE celebrates National Day

Posted on 03/12/2012

Celebrations erupted across the UAE on Sunday as the nation marked its 41st National Day. The Emirates was awash in a sea of green, red, white and black as UAE flags and decoration dotted everything from cars to buildings to faces. Revellers — Emiratis and expatriates alike — enjoyed parades, fireworks and folk shows celebrating the founding of the UAE in 1971. The fun-packed long weekend continues for the public sector until Monday. – Gulf News ...  >>MORE

Millions participate in National Day events

Posted on 03/12/2012

The country erupted in celebrations on its 41st National Day on Sunday with millions of residents enjoying festivities that saw streets, malls and residential areas awash in the colours of the UAE flag. Official National Day parades drew people in their thousands. Flags, big and small, fluttered in the cool breeze as children and grown-ups alike sported red, green, white, and black face paint. There were dazzling fireworks and events where traditional UAE folk dances and songs took centre ...  >>MORE

Hundreds of cars in parades on Yas Island to mark National Day

Posted on 03/12/2012

Hundreds of cars participated in two car rallies organised on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Sunday as part of the National Day celebrations. A green car rally in the morning demonstrated the UAE's commitment to and achievements in sustainable transportation technology. The Union Car Parade, organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority, attracted the participation of hundreds of colourfully decorated cars displaying the euphoria of National Day. The excitement was visible long before ...  >>MORE

UAE achieves more prosperity for nation and citizens

Posted on 30/11/2012

On 2nd December 2012, the United Arab Emirates marks its National Day, celebrating 41 years since the state was established in 1971. For citizens and expatriate residents of the seven component emirates of the federation, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ra's al-Khaimah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain and Fujairah, it has been a year during which the country has continued to thrive and prosper, despite the economic crises that have affected much of the rest of the world and the political turmoil that has ...  >>MORE

The inspiring story of UAE

Posted on 30/11/2012

Before it was created from seven arid Gulf desert strips, the UAE was one of the poorest nations. As it enters its fifth decade, the country became the world's sixth richest nation, surpassing most developed economies. The rating by Forbes magazine noted the rapid expansion in the UAE's economy because of a sharp rise in its oil and gas production coupled with a steady increase in most non-hydrocarbon sectors thanks to high public and private spending. In the Arab region, the UAE is the ...  >>MORE

Unprecedented achievements, unique model in national cohesion

Posted on 30/11/2012

On 2nd December 2012, the United Arab Emirates, celebrates its 41st National Day with great zeal and fervour, while advancing steadfastly and confidently on its path for more prosperity, unprecedented development and achievements in all spheres of life. The construction phase in the development story of the UAE, began with the wisdom, patience, loyalty and generosity of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan ...  >>MORE

Standing taller in National Flag colours

Posted on 29/11/2012

A symbol of UAE's civic pride, Burj Khalifa is saluting the nation's visionary leadership and the spirit of solidarity that marks the 41st National Day celebration, with a spectacular illumination of the global icon featuring the colours of the national flag on the façade of the tower's uppermost levels, until Dec.7. The world's tallest building's highest levels will be at its resplendent best every evening through the UAE National Day celebrations in red, green and white, inspired by the ...  >>MORE

Etisalat’s Channel 41 on air, promises exclusive clips of Emirates’ milestones

Posted on 29/11/2012

To honour the 41st National Day celebrations, Etisalat has added an exciting new ‘Channel 41,' featuring exclusive National Day programmes for the viewing pleasure of all eLife TV and E-Vision customers across the Emirates. Etisalat's chief corporate communication officer, Ali Alahmed, launched the channel. Notable programmes on the channel include rare and previously untelevised footage of the UAE, work of the nation's founding fathers and recent developments under the country's wise ...  >>MORE

Zoo lines up Arabian fauna showcase

Posted on 29/11/2012

Al Ain Zoo presents visitors with an exciting programme of events and activities in celebration of the 41st UAE National Day. Visitors can also learn about the core of the UAE's heritage with Arabian wildlife and traditional cultural proceedings at the zoo's heritage village during the festivities running from Thursday until Dec.3. A stage at Al Ain Zoo's heritage village will host a variety of traditional Arabic dance performances such as Harbiya and Ayala. Colourful parrot shows and a ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid: The Federal government's approach is inspired by the founding fathers

Posted on 28/11/2012

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum asserted yesterday that the work methodology of the federal government is inspired by the approach of the country's founding fathers and its march is paced with the national programme of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Chairing the cabinet meeting at the Union House, Sheikh Mohammed also announced 2013 as the year of creating jobs for UAE nationals, a goal to ...  >>MORE

4000 people form largest picture mosaic depicting President and Rulers set new Guinness record

Posted on 27/11/2012

The largest picture mosaic formed by 4000 people depicting President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah and Their Highnesses, the Supreme Council members and Rulers of the emirates, set a new Guinness World Records yesterday in a gathering held under the theme "Loyalty Day" to celebrate the UAE's 41st National Day, held in Sharjah at the Sharjah Police Academy. The picture which measured 80 ...  >>MORE

Thousands of creatively-dressed cars to take part in Union Car Parade on Yas Island

Posted on 27/11/2012

Abu Dhabi's Yas Island Leisure Drive will come alive in a sea of red, white, black and green patriotism during a Union Car Parade to mark the UAE's 41st National Day (December 2), as thousands of creatively-dressed cars and 4x4s blare their horns and vie for shares of a Dhs100,000 'Best Decorated' vehicle competition. With an eye-catching top prize of Dhs25,000 and Dhs20,000 for second place, the Union Car Parade is expected to draw colourful entries from every corner of the Emirates. The ...  >>MORE

UAE National Day celebrations move into top gear

Posted on 26/11/2012

Students of the Emirates College for Educational Development in the capital stood resplendent in a pattern depicting the UAE national flag to mark the school's celebrations of the country's 41st National Day on Sunday. Celebrating the UAE's diversity in the spirit of the National Day, three Dubai-based malls — Deira City Centre, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre — are welcoming residents and tourists with the "Many Faces, One Nation” campaign — a fun, interactive event that gives ...  >>MORE

NMC marks 41st National Day anniversary

Posted on 26/11/2012

National Media Council (NMC), yesterday organised heritage ceremony at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi to observe the 41st national day anniversary. The floors were adorned with the national flag as part of the national day sessions. The event was attended by the directors of departments, heads of sections and representatives of strategic partners. The celebrations commenced with the national anthem, followed by police band, which performed national songs. The students presented Emirati ...  >>MORE

Musical celebration of National Day

Posted on 26/11/2012

When Emiratis come together it's a force to be reckoned with; a passion for patriotism unleashed. The recording of this year's official National Day song proves just that. Not content with just a song, the musical celebration of the 41st National Day has a full-blown recording session and music video. tabloid! managed to sneak behind the scenes to meet the faces of the UAE who made the vision a reality. It's 6am on an early November day at the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village and while some unload ...  >>MORE

UAE leadership’s achievements highlighted

Posted on 25/11/2012

Under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research and in the presence of a number of officials, intellectuals and dignitaries, the Al Khaleej Studies Centre in Dar Al Khaleej for Press, Printing and Publishing on Saturday organised a forum under the title ‘March of the Union.' The forum tackled the Union march and the achievements made by the state over the past years, in addition to the Union's role in promoting the state to ...  >>MORE

Global Village unveils Union Festival

Posted on 25/11/2012

Famous Emirati artists will serenade Global Village visitors from Monday until December 2 as part of the 41st National Day celebrations. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, directed Global Village officials to organise the Union Festival at the theme park. The 11-day event will bring together Diana Haddad, Ali Al Katheeri, Majid Al Shamsi and Fadhel Al Mazroui for a series of special concerts at Global Village. ...  >>MORE

UAE National Day holidays: 4-day break for public sector, private sector gets 3-day weekend

Posted on 25/11/2012

The Federal ministries and entities will be off work on Sunday and Monday; December 2 and 3, to mark the 41st National Day, according to a circular issued yesterday by Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Government Human Resources Authority. The circular, which based on law no. 11 of 2008 on government human resources, said work will resume on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Al Qattami congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

Zayed Marathon is a big hit for the 10th year running

Posted on 24/11/2012

Thousands of people took part in the 10th annual Zayed Marathon yesterday – one of many activities celebrating the forthcoming 41st UAE National Day. Taking place on Yas Island for the second consecutive year, the event consisted of eight races and rewarded the fastest runners with cash prizes. Five of the races were for schoolchildren and there was one apiece for women, men and people with special needs. The races were about more than just winning, said Dr Musabah Al Kaabi, the ...  >>MORE

Flag Day Initiative launched

Posted on 24/11/2012

The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has endorsed the Flag Day Initiative, to be observed annually on 30th November each year by the UAE people concurrently with the anniversary of the election of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as UAE President. Sheikh Mohammed also launched the "My work elevates my Flag" campaign" organised by Watani Programme as part of the 41st National Day anniversary celebrations. ...  >>MORE

Divers in underwater national day parade

Posted on 21/11/2012

Eight Emirati divers marked the upcoming National Day of the UAE by plunging into water off Fujairah to raise the country's flag and pictures of its leaders. The eight from Emirates Identity Authority invited local journalists to witness the event, which lasted for more than an hour. "We just wanted to show our love and loyalty for our country and leadership,” the team leader Ismail Al Baloushi told the semi official daily Alittihad. The UAE marks its 41st anniversary on December 2, when it ...  >>MORE

National Media Council takes part in "Union Tree" initiative

Posted on 21/11/2012

In response to the initiative of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for planting and caring of Union trees, the National Media Council has planted a "Union Tree" at the headquarters in Abu Dhabi, as part of the 41st National Day celebrations. The event, attended by a number of officials from the National Media Council, contributed to instil the concepts of belonging and loyalty among the employees and their children ...  >>MORE

Shurooq to raise UAE colours 123 metres high to mark 41st National Day

Posted on 21/11/2012

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), in collaboration with the Sharjah Department of Public Works and a number of government bodies and departments, is constructing a 123 metre-high flagpole on Flag Island to mark UAE's 41st National Day. The island is located opposite the area previously known as "Montazah Al Jazeera" facing the governmental buildings in the emirate of Sharjah. The flagpole in the Flag Island is considered to be the 7th tallest flagpole in the world, ...  >>MORE

MoEW’s dedicated website adds impetus to National Day celebrations

Posted on 20/11/2012

The Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) announced the launch of a website dedicated to the ‘Union Tree' initiative, www.uniontree.ae. The website launch was to mark the ministry's participation, following the initiative's announcement on Nov.14, 2012, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai. Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, stated: "The launch of this website comes one step closer ...  >>MORE

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NMC and Emirates Palace host media delegation joining National Day celebrations


Stunning aircraft show in Capital


Photo captured by royal photographer turns into National Day Icon


UAE is resolve to safeguard desert culture and heritage: Mohammed bin Zayed


UAE’s greatest achievement is its educated youth


Giving jobs to 20,000 Emiratis in five years


Hamdan visits house of first Emirati martyr


Alyazia enthrals the nation again


Lanterns light up Ajman sky


President chairs Supreme Federal Council meeting


Khalifa honours winners of the President Merit Award


UAE well positioned to build knowledge-based economy: Mohammed bin Zayed


Google celebrates UAE's 41st National Day


President orders planting of 41, 000 date palm seedlings at schools and mosques


Ruler of Sharjah inaugurates the Flag Island and raises UAE flag on 123 metre-high pole


UAE stands tall, commands high respect for its principled positions on regional and international issues


UAE: A symphony of achievements and optimism


Pride and joy as UAE celebrates National Day


Millions participate in National Day events


Hundreds of cars in parades on Yas Island to mark National Day


UAE achieves more prosperity for nation and citizens


The inspiring story of UAE


Unprecedented achievements, unique model in national cohesion


Standing taller in National Flag colours


Etisalat’s Channel 41 on air, promises exclusive clips of Emirates’ milestones


Zoo lines up Arabian fauna showcase


Mohammed bin Rashid: The Federal government's approach is inspired by the founding fathers


4000 people form largest picture mosaic depicting President and Rulers set new Guinness record


Thousands of creatively-dressed cars to take part in Union Car Parade on Yas Island


UAE National Day celebrations move into top gear


NMC marks 41st National Day anniversary


Musical celebration of National Day


UAE leadership’s achievements highlighted


Global Village unveils Union Festival


UAE National Day holidays: 4-day break for public sector, private sector gets 3-day weekend


Zayed Marathon is a big hit for the 10th year running


Flag Day Initiative launched


Divers in underwater national day parade


National Media Council takes part in "Union Tree" initiative


Shurooq to raise UAE colours 123 metres high to mark 41st National Day


MoEW’s dedicated website adds impetus to National Day celebrations