In celebration of the advent of UAE National day and the 40th Anniversary of the creation of the UAE, First Gulf Bank, (FGB), the leading financial partner of choice in the UAE, has launched a number of events and initiatives to mark this special occasion.
In the weeks leading up to National Day, FGB is running a number of radio competitions on both Emarat FM and Star FM until December 2nd. The competitions feature questions related to the UAE with winners standing the chance to win multiple prizes. They aim to encourage listeners to learn more about the UAE’s history and to reflect on the great advancements made by the country over its 40 years.
All 19 FGB branches across the country have been decorated and illuminated to mark the UAE National Day to reflect the spirit of the festivities, FGB also held an event in recognition of its team to celebrate their achievements via its WEFIRST initiative. On the same day as the event, FGB installed a Bedouin tent at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi offering both customers and employees a chance to indulge in the rich cultural heritage of the UAE, getting to watch yola dancers, see falcons and feast on traditional food and drinks.
Further to this, the bank has also sponsored the publication of a book to mark the 40th year celebrations. The specially commissioned book by photographer, Ramesh Shukla - captures the history of the UAE in photos. Also a number of events will be held at the main branches starting from 27th November 2011 to reflect the spirit of the union that enable us celebrate together both citizens and residences.
Abdulwahed Juma, Head of Corporate Affairs at First Gulf Bank stated: “In acknowledgment of the great achievements made by our great country, we at FGB have initiated these activities in the spirit of the unity, and to celebrate the vision and generosity of our founder, the Late Sheikh Zayed, and the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.”
He added, “We at FGB share the same sense of hope for our country as our leader. The future is bright and FGB is committed to actively contributing to the development of the UAE, as we know that our story is linked to the UAE’s story.”