RAK TURNS COLOURFUL FOR EID CELEBRATIONS

Ras Al Khaimah has been bedecked with thousands of colourful lights, flags and banners to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the advent of Eid-Al-Fitr. RAK Municipality as well as other public and private institutions have illuminated streets, roundabouts, ...

By Sadiq A Salam

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Published: Thu 3 Nov 2005, 12:33 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:22 PM

squares and buildings as part of Eid celebrations. The emirate's streets are choc-a-bloc with vehicles as a large number of people from other emirates and GCC countries have come to spend the Eid holidays in the natural splendour that the emirate provides.

A number of public as well as private institutions have organised scores of entertainment and cultural programmes to be presented during the four-day holiday.

The RAK Theatre will host an Egyptian comedy play starring a number of famous Egyptian actors. "The play, Al Talaynah Jom (The Italians Have Come) is about the unorganised immigration of youth from the third world to developing countries," Ahmed Bidair, the Egyptian superstar and the hero of the play, told City Times.

The drama also features Egyptian stars Ahmed Al Sawi and Nahla Selama. The play will be presented on the third and fourth days of Eid-Al-Fitr in the auditorium of RAK Cultural Complex. The play will also be presented in the Iranian Club in Dubai besides the Cultural Complex in Abu Dhabi, he said.

The RAK Theatre will also present a children's play on the first and second days of Eid-Al-Fitr. The marionette play, "Bait Alqitat" (the Cat's House), highlights issues related to children in a very attractive and appealing way. Meanwhile, officials at the RAK Civil Defence (RCD) have called upon families to take care of their children during he holidays and to take all precautions to avoid fire accidents.

"Children should not be allowed to play with fire-crackers because they are very dangerous and pose safety hazards to both the user and the public at large," Major Mohammed Ali Al Shimaili of RCD said.

He also called upon those who are planning to enjoy the holidays picnicking out to avoid activities that might cause fire or traffic accidents.

He said the department had worked out a contingency plan to be implemented during the holidays. "Officials from the department will be available 24-hours and will respond to all emergency calls from the public," he added.


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