Abu Dhabi International Airport celebrates the 46th UAE National Day

Abu Dhabi International Airport celebrates the 46th UAE National Day

3rd December, 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is celebrating the UAE’s 46th National Day this holiday weekend, with a wonderful array of cultural and heritage activities organized for passengers and visitors.

Commenting on this occasion, Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “On behalf of Abu Dhabi Airports, I would like to congratulate His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and all Supreme Council members and Rulers of the UAE, as well as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and the UAE people on this joyous occasion. Through these celebrations we re-live the grand achievements over the past 46 years, and we are grateful to be here today and be part of this great legacy, and to demonstrate our pride and loyalty to our nation, leaders, people, and achievements to the world through the capital’s gateway, Abu Dhabi International Airport.”

“Each one of us is able to demonstrate his or her commitment to this great nation through their dedication to work, and by setting an example for others to aspire to. True loyalty lies in one serving their country in everything he or she can contribute to that will support building and strengthening the UAE. This will in turn embed the spirit of belonging and unity, which is the symbol for this celebration”, added Al Khoori.

All of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s terminals have been branded with the official UAE National Day identity, with national flags and flower bouquets decorating the Immigration, airlines’ check-in, and customer service desks, as well as Duty Free shops. Airport and Duty Free employees are also taking part in spreading the celebration mood by wearing the UAE scarf and distributing coffee, dates and chocolates to passengers and visitors, acquainting them with the essence of the Emirati hospitality.

Passengers traveling through AUH during the National Day holiday have the opportunity to experience the Emirati traditions such as the folklore dancing of Al Aazi and Al Yola. In addition, a heritage space has been set up in Terminal 3 baggage claim hall to include calligraphers, digital caricaturist, falcon display, as well as weavers. Young passengers enjoy traditional children’s games near the play area in Terminal 3. Airport stakeholders joined the celebration by competing in the decorating of the best buggy at the airport, to strengthen the spirit of unity amongst all entities working at the capital’s airport. Visitors and travelers also witnessed a parade that marched outside the airport on the 2nd December, joined by the various entities within the airport community, displaying the UAE flag and the many colors of the UAE life.

Earlier in the month, Abu Dhabi Airports covered one of its Air Traffic control towers with the UAE flag in celebration of the UAE Flag Day.

-ENDS-

About Abu Dhabi Airports
Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.
Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport.
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