Emirates Group today celebrated the UAE’s 50th National Day with a range of activities that reflect the country’s unique heritage and history.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group launched the celebrations with a cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate the nation’s golden jubilee. Sheikh Ahmed then toured the exhibits and activities, alongside the Group’s Emirati employees and their ex-pat colleagues, who represent the diverse talent pool that makes up the Group and the UAE.
The Emirates Group Headquarters was abuzz with a range of celebratory activities. Cultural highlights included a heritage village, which featured henna art, an Emirati-themed photo booth, and an Emirati group that performed Al-Ayyala; a traditional local dance that symbolizes the country’s identity and union.
Declared ‘The Year of The 50th’ by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, 2021 is the UAE’s golden jubilee. On this occasion, there are nationwide celebrations of the UAE leadership’s vision and achievements, as well as its boundless ambitions for the next 50 years. Emirates also marked the nation’s special anniversary earlier this year by unveiling a custom ‘United Arab Emirates 50’ livery on a number of its Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A380 aircraft., taking the nation’s milestone message to destinations across its global network.