CDA launches 39th N-Day celebrations

DUBAI - The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai marked the beginning of the 39th anniversary celebrations of UAE National Day at a special function hosted at the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City.

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Published: Sun 28 Nov 2010, 12:31 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:11 PM

“We congratulate the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses, the Members of the Supreme Council, on the occasion of the UAE National Day and thank them for their vision and guidance,” said Khaled Al Kamda, Director-General of the CDA.

He stressed the importance of UAE Vision 2021, aimed at positioning the nation among the best in the world.

“As a government department focused on social development, we are committed to highlighting initiatives that promote loyalty and good practices for UAE nationals and expatriates,” added Al Kamda.

Guests at the ceremony were welcomed by young children dressed in the national dress and a traditional band which performed national songs. The celebrations included activities focused on the UAE heritage and rich history, cultural competitions on the UAE and Union Day, traditional dances, talent competition for the CDA’s staff in the fields of photography, writing, poetry and drawing, and the “Union Memories” activity participated by prominent poets and writers.

The celebrations also included a henna tent, Arabic perfumes, hospitality services and paintings by a Canadian artist. Emirates Fine Art Society in Sharjah presented 25 images and paintings of the UAE culture. Al Kamda honoured all participants.

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