To celebrate the UAE’s 40 years of union, its success, growth and prosperity, Jafza inaugurated a special photo exhibition and competition themed ‘Al Etihad Panorama’ at the free zone today.
40 photographs that capture the passion and the energy of the nation are displayed in the lobby of Jafza 15.The Arab Union of Photographers will select the top three entrees for award.
Jafza has organised a series of cultural and traditional activities, aimed at engaging its 6,600-strong business community in the spirit of the unity that mark the National Day celebrations, this year.
A special ‘Heritage Village’ has been set up for the occasion in the free zone which will feature an assortment of activities including kiosks selling items made by Emirati families under the Forsati programme and people with special needs. Also, traditional UAE arts & crafts demonstrations will be done on the premises alongside local women cooking ethnic Emirati food like Leqemat, Reqaq and Khemeer.
Moreover, members of the Jafza community including employees, customers and partners will be able to enjoy henna painting, falcon display, camel riding and the traditional yola dance at the Heritage Village. To add to the festivities, main Jafza Buildings – 14, 15, 16 and 17 will be adorned with festive lighting and draped with UAE national flags. Jafza is also organizing several competitions with special prizes awarded to ‘Best decorated free zone company’, ‘Best dressed male and female’, and ‘Best decorated car’
Mrs. Salma Hareb, CEO, Economic Zones World, parent company of Jafza, officially inaugurating the exhibition said: “Jafza’s National Day activities are a modest tribute and celebration of the achievements of this great nation and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the two visionary Founding Fathers of the Nation. The National Day provides Jafza and its community an excellent opportunity to band together and promote the spirit of social solidarity that this occasion stands for. Our employees, customers and partners are important to us and we are happy to celebrate this joyous milestone with them.”
“Since the free zone was first set up 26 years ago, we have always actively contributed to the development of Dubai and the UAE. We are proud of the accomplishments and successes of this great nation, thanks to its strong visionary leaders and their relentless efforts to bring about the advancement of the country and its people. We are committed to support the leaders of this nation and contribute to the country’s great legacy for the years to come.” added Mrs. Hareb.