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

Leonardo and International Golden Group partner for cyber security in the Middle East

Leonardo and Abu Dhabi-based IGG (International Golden Group PJSC) have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to supply cyber security capabilities in the UAE.

AJW Technique shortlisted for five categories at the 2017 Top Shop Awards

AJW Technique, the maintenance hub for the AJW Group's component repair and overhaul service, has been selected as a finalist for five categories at the 145.com 2017 Top Shop Awards.

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim receives CAR145 approval extension from GCAA

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has received an extension to its CAR145 approval from the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to provide line maintenance for the Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft type.

Emirates adds Phnom Penh to its network

Phnom Penh in Cambodia will be the latest destination Emirates will serve from July 1 this year, with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration.

Riyadh Travel Fair 2017 set to be Saudi Arabia's largest Travel and Tourism Event on record

Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2017, Saudi Arabia's leading travel industry event, will open its doors for the ninth consecutive year, with the 2017 edition to be located at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh from 7th – 10th April 2017.

IATA expands partnership with ENAC

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l'aviation civile (ÉNAC), announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
IDEX BT180123022017Kuwait APADS BT1602270317Aviation Africa 2017 BT 23F17