DED Ajman celebrates 47th UAE National Day

The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) joined the whole nation in its celebration of the UAE's 47th National Day through a series of special activities offered with a focus on the country's rich maritime heritage. Held under the theme, 'This is Zayed, This is the UAE,' the activities were organized in the presence of His Excellency Ali Issa Al Nuaimi, Director General. DED-Ajman, officials and employees of the department. During the event, participants renewed their commitment and loyalty to the UAE--stressing on continuing to contribute in the unified efforts to bring in growth and development to the country, as laid down by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who successfully transformed the UAE as a global hub for coexistence and peace and a key destination in various economic and social sectors.

The activities were held at DED-Ajman's Customer Happiness Centre in Al Hamidiya. The celebrations started with the national anthem followed by a speech from H.E. Ali Issa Al Nuaimi, wherein he expressed his pride and glory in belonging to the homeland and his loyalty to the wise leadership. He pointed out that the 47th National Day has a special position for everyone as it coincides with the ‘Year of Zayed.’ Al Nuaimi also explained that the second of December is an immortal day in the memory of the homeland, when people of the UAE celebrate the march of cultural achievements that put the UAE in the ranks of the world's leading countries across various fields.

H.E. Al Nuaimi said, "I am honored to pay tribute to H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, alongside their highnesses, Members of the Supreme Council, Rulers of the emirates, crown princes, citizens and residents of this country, asking the Almighty to continue blessing us with pride, prosperity and opulence."

The celebrations included a special viewing of the film, 'This is Zayed,' a feature covering the life and achievements of the UAE founding father. A special visual report entitled 'Alami Zayed,' which was composed of messages from the Department's staff about what they have learned and been inspired from the founding father, was also presented. The event also included interactive competitions and popular shows inspired by the heritage of the marine environment in the country, as well as a series of activities like a traditional photography center, a productive family corner and a Henna section, which was welcomed by the participants, including a number of tourists who were hosted in coordination with local hotel establishments. The event also featured entertainment shows and activities designed to celebrate this heartwarming national occasion.