Free Zone celebrated tradition and culture in UAE National Day event

Published November 30th, 2009 - 03:20 GMT

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ), once again,  organised an exciting and enjoyable  line-up of activities for its annual UAE National Day celebrations.

This year’s event was celebrated on the 25th of November, just before the official Eid al Adha and 38th UAE National Day holidays began.  The activities started off with a bang at 10:00 am in the morning, with a rousing performance by the Ras Al Khaimah Police Band in the RAK FTZ Business Park in Al Nakheel

After the band’s display, RAK FTZ staff, free zone partners and friends alike enjoyed a buffet of traditional Arabic food, henna tattoos and folk dancing. An additional highlight this year was the Falcon Show, an awe-inspiring exhibition of Falconry, a traditional Bedouin practice that has become one of modern UAE’s premiere sporting activities. A fair offering traditional crafts was also available all day.

“We congratulate all UAE nationals on this very important day, and every year, we invite them and our expatriate friends to share this special occasion with us we always celebrate UAE National Day with great pride, and this year, our activities were more colourful than ever. To make sure that we introduce our friends to many different aspects of the UAE’s rich culture, we really laboured over which aspects of our traditions to showcase,” shared Oussama El Omari, RAK FTZ CEO.

As part of the 38th UAE National Day celebrations, an awarding ceremony was held at the RAK FTZ Business Centre 3. The winners of the UAE National Day Contest were announced, followed by the presentation of an award to His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, RAK FTZ Chairman, for his dedicated support and work towards the development of RAK FTZ and the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
The award program concluded by acknowledging RAK FTZ’s exemplary employees and departments, who have worked hard to ensure that the Free Zone operates as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

“UAE National Day is an ideal time to give credit where it is due; we wanted to give recognition to the key people who have contributed to its success and helped to put RAK FTZ and the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on the map, as important contributors to the UAE’s economic growth and international development,” El Omari added.

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