H.E Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime (FTA), attended today the 47th National Day of UAE in FTA’s main headquarters in Abu Dhabi. This celebration was attended by H.E. Eng. Ahmed Mohamed Sharif Al Khouri, Director General of FTA, and witnessed participation from government and local authorities represented by FTA, Administration of the Western Region in the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD), General Women's Union, Emirates Heritage Club, the National Archives, and Abu Dhabi Police Music Band.
In this occasion, H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi sent his warmest wishes and blessings to H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces; other rulers of the Emirates members of the Federal Supreme Council and the people of UAE.
H.E. Emphasized that celebrating the National Day is not just refreshing a national memory that vanishes with the end of the occasion, but it is rather represented in constant hard work that enhances growth and prosperity and carries supreme meanings that instill loyalty and belonging in people as well as enormous sacrifices that symbolize values of love and fidelity to this nation... He also praised the role of our hero soldiers and those who heroically sacrificed their souls in Decisive Storm and Restoring Hope operations defending the nation and its sanctities. Such heroic behaviors will be written in history in letters of glorious splendor and great pride!
H.E. Added that the celebrations held by FTA in cooperation with the coordinating team from the above-mentioned government authorities highlights the unity of people from all the Emirates and their keenness to express their loyalty to the nation and wise leadership. Moreover, he praised the hard efforts devoted by the managers participating in the events, who expressed their deep love of the nation, leader and spirit of the forty-seventh year of the Emirates union.
The event was inaugurated by raising the flag and playing the national anthem. Abu Dhabi Police Music Band, folklore teams from Emirates Heritage Club and Khair Zayed Museum have participated in celebrating the occasion by holding a series of events and activities in the celebration. The celebration also included a traditional souq (market) for the culture-established customs and traditions, heritage gallery, folk talkings, and dances and songs presented by Al Marwa Girls School to express the spirit of the Union.
“The second of December comes every year to remind us of the size of success and great achievements we have reached in a long journey for 47 years, and to motivate us the coming generations to effectively participate in achieving an excellent vision under the wise leadership of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE, who managed through his wisdom to role the whole people under one standard and sharing the same spirit,” said H.E. Eng. Ahmed Mohamed Sharif Al Khouri, Director General of FTA.
“This memory is also a source of strength and determination to keep goinig in the multi-pillars construction and progress process reflected in the real investment in human capital, which made our precious state the center of global economic and investment attraction and the starting point of the scientific and urban renaissance, at both regional and international levels,” he added.