Dubai Customs to celebrate UAE’s 42nd National Day

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Published November 25th, 2013 - 10:25 GMT

Dubai Customs is set to celebrate the UAE’s 42nd National Day on Thursday November 28, 2013, by a number of different events at Dubai Customs main building and the emirate’s 20 land, sea and air customs centres. 

H.E Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Executive Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Director General of Dubai Customs, extends his warmest greetings and sincere congratulations to H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates. 

He also congratulated the people of the UAE; citizens, residents and visitors  of the country on this highly cherished occasion. 

The Department’s celebrations of the occasion will feature a variety of events for employees. H.E the Director General of Dubai Customs will address employees and deliver a speech on the memorable milestones over the period of 42 years, the leading role that the founding fathers of the UAE played and the great achievements made in the past few years. 

The celebrations will commence with a military parade performed by Dubai Customs inspectors. Other events include a heritage act performed by school students, traditional UAE games and horse cavalry march. In addition, the UAE flag will be taken down of the top of the building and implanted by employees on the shape of “We are all Emirates”. 

At the entrance of the building, a miniature heritage village will be put together that will encompass folk kiosks that give an ample glimpse on the great past of the UAE. UAE popular food will be for sale and local handmade products and craft works will be displayed.

Background Information

Dubai Customs

Dubai Customs is one of the leading government departments taking part in enhancing sustainable development and promoting Dubai’s image worldwide, turning it into a principal capital, business and tourism destination, as it facilitates smooth movement of legitimate trade and leverages economic and social development, the matter which is consistent with its slogan stating "gateway to Dubai’s prosperity", because prosperity is usually based on free trade through a safe, fast and practical environment to meet the needs of people and adapt to their requirements. This in addition to DC’s main role to protect society and borders against those who try to smuggle prohibited substances to or through Dubai threatening the community safety and security.

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