Patriotic Fervour Pervades Country

DUBAI - With the UAE National Day just around the corner, colours of red, green, white and black dot roads, buildings and vehicles across the country and Emiratis and expatriates alike, belonging to every nationality, are bristling with the nationalist fervour.



by

Dhanusha Gokulan

Published: Mon 1 Dec 2008, 2:18 AM

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

One can spot children carrying small national flags, vehicles with windows tinted in the colours of the flag, and grocery shops decked up with symbols of nationalism these days.

In response to the directives by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Dubai government departments are organising 46 events as part of the 37th UAE National Day celebrations.
 The Dubai Executive Council has already unveiled a new logo which is already on display at the major roads, bridges and tunnels in the emirate.

The logo carries the slogan ‘National Day - Live United’ to reflect the pride of the UAE people in commemorating the important day.

The events include the Union March on December 1 to be led by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed from Jumeirah Centre to Al Etihad Square in Jumeirah from 3.30pm to 5pm. This will be followed by a Marine Parade on December 2 from the Dubai Creek to the Al Shindaga Heritage site from 4pm being organised by the Dubai Police Head Quarters and Dubai Culture and Art Authority in association with Watani.

The event, featuring boats, yachts, and naval vessels, is supported by Dubai Police, the Dubai Department ofTourismand Commerce Marketing, Dubai Civil Defence, Roads and Transport Authority and Dubai International Marine Club.
Poetry evenings would held on December 2-3 under the auspices of Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Event Management Corporation.

The Dubai Municipality alone has a list of 25 events lined up for people belonging to all age groups in various parts of the city. Some of the most must-see events include the Public Artsand Military Musical Show at the Creek Park theatre, a sports marathon in Mamzar Park and an International Folklore show again at the Creek Park theatre (see box for details).

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development have also lined up a slew of exciting events.

dhanusha@khaleejtimes.com


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