Hamdan Leads March

UAE’s National Day celebrations got off to a flying start when Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, led thousands of residents in a grand Union march from the Jumeirah Center to the Union Square along Jumeirah Beach Road, on Monday. Marching to the patriotic tunes played by the Dubai Police band, Shaikh Hamdan walked alongside the dignitaries of government organisations and thousands of school students.

by Dhanusha Gokulan

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Published: Wed 3 Dec 2008, 1:07 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:12 PM

He addressed the crowd gathered at the Union square after the march. He emphasised on the historic significance of the Union Square when the UAE flag was raised 37 years ago.

Shaikh Hamdan emphasised on the importance of the declaration of the Union and its impact on the UAE nationals.

He renewed the pledge of the country’s founding fathers and applauded their wise leadership for placing the UAE among the top-ranked countries in the world.

The parade saw the participation of the members of the Dubai Executive Council, heads of various government departments, a large number of civil servants, professionals, students and residents who sang patriotic songs and danced to the tunes of traditional drum beats. The streets in Jumeirah were decked with miniature flags and the participants of the march were seen clad in national colours.

The public had lined up on both sides of the road cheering the various folk performances, singers, traditional dancers and the members of the civil defence department.

Dubai Police had closed all roads leading to Jumeirah Center before the march.


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