Masdar adds energy to UAE National Day celebrations

Press release
Published December 1st, 2015 - 09:05 GMT
During the event
During the event

In celebration of the 44th UAE National Day, Masdar hosted a range of lively activities for employees, Masdar Institute students and visitors alike at Masdar City – a greenprint for one of the world’s most sustainable low-carbon cities.

“Our country is the embodiment of our founder – His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s dream, and on this day in particular we celebrate the dedication and continuing hard work of our founder and our current leadership.  We have achieved much in the past 44 years.  We have much to rejoice and be thankful for,” said Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar.

A highlight of the outdoor festivities at Masdar City was a special appearance by the Abu Dhabi Police Band whose performance included a rendition of the UAE National Anthem.  Other activities that added energy to the festive atmosphere included a traditional dukan supermarket, along with displays of cultural wares and heritage living, live cooking viewing, henna art painting, pottery making and weaving demonstrations. 

Background Information


Masdar is a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development. Over the last decade, we have pioneered commercially viable solutions in clean energy, sustainable real estate and clean technology in the UAE and around the world.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, we develop renewable energy projects, realise low-carbon urban development, while advancing clean-tech innovation. We also deliver world-class knowledge and industry platforms.

At Masdar, we are supporting the UAE’s transition towards a knowledge-based economy. We aim to be a model for the commercial adoption of clean technologies, and a showcase of the UAE’s wider commitment to sustainability. 

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