Zayed University Celebrates the UAE's 41st National Day

29 Nov 2012

Zayed University’s campuses in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai dedicated Wednesday the 28th and Thursday the 29th of November 2012 to offer thanks and gratitude for 41 years of unity in the UAE.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, President of Zayed University, welcomed His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the UAE to Abu Dhabi Campus on Wednesday, while Zayed University’s Vice President Dr. Sulaiman Al Jassim, and Provost Larry Wilson welcomed His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Authority of Culture and Arts, to Dubai campus on Thursday.

A number of activities were organized throughout both days on both campuses, the highlight of which was the planting of the Spirit of the Union Tree by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Abu Dhabi campus, and by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Dubai campus. Students and faculty were all dressed in traditional clothing, Local photography exhibitions were organized, and Heritage villages were set up to showcase precious Emirati handmade art crafts, foods, music, dance and poetry.



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