Shaikh Mohammed visits Qasr Al Hosn Festival

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Shaikh Mohammed visits Qasr Al Hosn Festival

Vice-President says the festival had brought back recollections of the nation’s past and the sacrifices made by its builders.

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Published: Tue 25 Feb 2014, 2:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:35 PM

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council; visited Qasr Al Hosn Festival in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Upon their arrival to the main tent in the festival, the UAE Vice-President and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi were received by a cheering crowd of citizens who exchanged greetings with them.

The Vice-President, accompanied by Shaikhs, toured the facilities and sessions in the festival, where they were briefed on the overall activities of the festival, which aims to revive the memory of the people of the UAE and getting the younger generations acquainted with their forefathers’ heritage and their life style in the era before oil.

Shaikh Mohammed said the festival had brought back recollections of the nation’s past and the sacrifices made by its builders. He praised the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to highlight this important traditional event.

Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region; Shaikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Shaikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Lt.-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister; Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development; Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Lt.-General Misbah bin Rashid AI Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice-President; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai; a number of Shaikhs, top officials and dignitaries accompanied them.


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