Subscribe Free
in Events

Etihad Aviation Group marks 45th UAE National Day

Posted 29 November 2016 · Add Comment

More than 2000 staff, their families and friends have joined a street festival at the home of Etihad Aviation Group as part of UAE National Day celebrations.

Etihad Airways’ guests are also in for a special National Day treat with chocolates being handed out on flights leaving Abu Dhabi on 2 December.

The Abu Dhabi Police Music Band set the tone for a marquee event outside the group’s Head Office by playing the UAE national anthem ahead of attendees enjoying Emirati dancing, a UAE themed photographic exhibition and traditional Emirati cuisine.

Hareb Almuhairy, Etihad Aviation Group’s Senior Vice President, Corporate and International Affairs, said: “As we near the 45th anniversary of the UAE, it is a time to remember the founders of the country and to draw inspiration from the ‘Spirit of the Union’. This country means so much in so many different ways to its diverse population.”

Almuhairy added: “As the national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways has worked closely with the government to help develop the country into a hub for aviation, hospitality, culture and commerce. UAE National Day is about celebrating these colossal achievements and looking forward to the exciting times ahead.” 

Food trucks and stalls were set up to add to the festival atmosphere and Etihad Airways Nursery took care of a children’s play area with activities and games throughout the day. 

The festival also had a business component where local businesses were given the opportunity to display their products and services – alongside The Abu Dhabi Business Women Council and other entrepreneurs.

To provide an historical perspective, Emirates Heritage Club brought falcons, camels and horses to the event and representatives from the UAE General Women’s Union were present, assisting women to display their home made perfumes and woven goods.

Many of the Etihad staff had recorded messages for a “Thank You UAE” video, which was screened, in which people shared thoughts on what the country means to them.

On 2 December, guests on more than 140 Etihad Airways flights departing Abu Dhabi will be handed special National Day Patchi chocolates in recognition of the 45th anniversary. On long-haul flights, the airline’s Flying Nannies will be on hand for face-painting the UAE flag.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

CCD to create control rooms for Abu Dhabi’s new Midfield Terminal

CCD Design and Ergonomics has been appointed to design and create four new control rooms at the new Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Ras Al Khaimah wins Middle East’s Leading Adventure Destination 2018’ award

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has celebrated two major wins at The World Travel Awards 2018.

Etihad Airways to host AI Robot Sophia at ATM

Etihad Airways will introduce Humanoid Robot Sophia to the UAE as a spokesperson for the future of innovation and technology in aviation at ATM.

İstanbul New Airport will house 451-room hotel to be operated by YOTEL

İGA, the constructer and operator of İstanbul New Airport (İNA) for 25 years,and YOTEL, the London based hotel group, have signed an exclusive hotel management contract.

Emirates wins four gongs at World Travel Awards Middle East 2018

Emirates has been recognised at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2018 with four awards - Middle East’s Leading Airline, Middle East’s Leading Airline Brand, Middle East’s Leading Business Class Airport Lounge and Middle East’s

Emirates Aviation University receives official visit from Dubai Police

Emirates Aviation University has welcomed Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police at its main campus at Dubai Academic City.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
AirportShow BT1502090518ArabianTravelMkBT250418ASDubai BT1004091018MEBAA BT1004121218GATM BT1004061118Cargo BT1004091018Istanbul Airshow BT22018Global Aerospace BT2018SOFEX BT2018BIAS BT271017161118