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Over 40 National Events and Heritage-related Activities to Mark UAE’s 45th National Day

The event will highlight the momentous achievements made by the UAE throughout various historical periods and its wise leadership

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Sharjah, November 22, 2016: The Higher Committee of National Day Celebrations here has approved more than 40 national events and heritage-related activities to mark UAE’s 45th National Day across the emirate, media reported on Tuesday.

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Themed ‘Accomplishments Of A Country Rise Of A Nation’, the celebration programme will feature a line-up that involves key landmark venues in Sharjah, namely Flag Island, Sharjah National Park, Mega Mall, Khor Fakkan, Al Hamriya, Al Dhaid, Kalba and Dibba Al Hisn.

Khalid Jassim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and Chairman of the Higher Committee of National Day Celebrations in Sharjah, said: “Celebrating National Day is a very special occasion for both Emiratis and residents. We celebrate not only the birth of the UAE, we also celebrate its success as a nation and the progress it has made and continues to make with each anniversary.

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“Every year, we try to ensure the celebrations reflect that dynamic development in a new and innovative manner that lives up to the tremendous achievements and milestones made by our country and the national identity and cultural values we all hold so dear.”

The Flag Island will host a national operetta, while the Sharjah National Park will stage 20 events, featuring an array of activities taking place in a marquis within the park.

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The event will highlight the momentous achievements made by the UAE throughout various historical periods and its wise leadership.

The programme will also involve the setting up of a unique attraction called ‘We Build with Our Hands’, alongside the ‘Oasis of Creativity’ corner, folk bands and dances, art workshops, theatrical shows and mural painting. Other events include tours within the park, a designated area for children’s traditional games, competitions, and daily draws. (IANS)

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Thousands to Participate in Indian Mission-led Yoga Day Events in UAE

Similar events will be held in Sharjah and Ajman on Friday

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Thousands of residents will participate in events commemorating the fifth International Day of Yoga led by the Indian missions across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the media reported on Tuesday.

The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Indian Consulate in Dubai, which are hosting the events, said they have received the support of the UAE authorities in all the emirates to host the event, reports Gulf News.

In Abu Dhabi, the event will be held at Umm Al Emarat Park at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Free entry, parking, yoga mats and T-shirts would be provided to all the participants on first-come-first basis.

Shaikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, the Minister of Tolerance of UAE, would be the chief guest, said Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri.

During the celebrations, Common Yoga Protocol will be followed with other yoga demonstrations by yoga enthusiasts from different countries.

The demonstrations will be followed by a cultural programme. The embassy will also be celebrating Yoga Day on June 28 at the Jahili Public Park in Al Ain.

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In the run-up to the event, photo shoots of yoga enthusiast performing yoga at iconic locations of Abu Dhabi; Emirates Palace, Etihad Towers and Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum were organised with the support of Department of Culture, Abu Dhabi, the Gulf News reported.

The Indian Consulate in Dubai will hold the main event at Zabeel Park in Dubai at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, Consul General Vipul announced.

Similar events will be held in Sharjah and Ajman on Friday.

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In Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah, the celebrations will be held on Saturday.

The International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually since its inception by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. Events are held across the world to mark the day. (IANS)