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Municipality celebrates 41st National Day

An exhibition of old photographs and calligraphy to be held as part of the festivities

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Dubai: As part of the 41st UAE National Day celebrations, Dubai Municipality has organised a variety of events to mark the importance of the occasion and the overall boom witnessed by the country, under the wise leadership that has led the United Arab Emirates to achieve its historic success.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, said that the celebration is not limited to the municipality’s main building, but will also take place in all centres and facilities of the civic body, including parks and Children’s City.

Obaid Salem Al Shamsi, assistant director general of Dubai Municipality, explained that they are keen to distinctively participate in the celebrations with various memorable activities.

“We would like to highlight the remarkable social, cultural and financial achievements of the country throughout four decades under our wise leadership with the help of each and every member of this society” said Al Shamsi.

Khalid Mohammad Badri, director of the Corporate Marketing and Relations Department, further pointed out that the Municipality has formed a special team to run its national activities.

Municipality employees will celebrate the National Day on November 29, and a variety of programmes have been prepared in this regard, which will involve school students, who will present some cultural shows about National Day.

In addition, the employees of Architectural Heritage Department will display the Department’s products to the public. The Municipality’s premises will be decorated and there will be tents, a Poetry House and a number of women will prepare popular local food.

All municipality buildings have been specially decorated with balloons in the colours of the national flag. They will also hold many traditional programmes, including an exhibition of old photographs and calligraphy. Live stage shows featuring traditional songs, folk dances and cultural events will also take place.

The Public Parks and Horticulture Department has also arranged a number of events and various activities to be held in all the public parks of Dubai.

The Children’s City has also lined up a variety of events in the city on December 2 from 10am to 2.30pm, and from 4 to 7pm, which include art workshops and handicraft activities, in addition to fun activities with clowns, traditional food, a band, face painting, a photo exhibition, in addition to organising a play on patriotism, and other activities.