HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), attended RTA’s UAE 44th National Day two-day celebrations, which included 44 heritage events that reflected the Spirit of the Union.
Commenting on the events, Al Tayer said: “Thanks to the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and his brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, along with their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the emirates, the UAE has made impressive economic, developmental, social and urban achievements enabling it to take a prominent figure worldwide, and a global business, financial, and tourist hub.
“The prestigious standing enjoyed by the UAE is also ascribed to the wise approach adopted by our prudent leaders in foreign policy, as well as regional and international relations based on the principles of good neighborliness & friendship, respecting international conventions, and offering humanitarian help to sisterly countries all over the world to alleviate their sufferings. Although the economic, social and urban achievements made so far are unique by all standards, the real miracle is represented in grooming the human capabilities through science, thought, culture and all forms of knowledge that contributed to boosting the development drive,” added Al Tayer.
“December 2nd has remained a source of pride for all Emiratis since the UAE had been founded in 1971, rendering it the most successful unionist model across the Arab world. This has paved the way for the blessed renaissance and progress drive, which enabled the UAE to take such a prestigious position befitting its deeply rooted history & cultural legacy,” continued Al Tayer.
“The Spirit of the Union epitomizes the idea associated with the constituents of the UAE Federation derived from the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and continued by our wise leaders, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
Variety of events
Mattar Al Tayer, accompanied by scores of CEOs and directors, toured the 44-shaped Heritage model, that comprises 44 booths to display the products made by RTA’s employees to showcase their skills and creativity in diverse project management areas.
The booths included a handmade products stand, and an old therapeutic herbs & perfumes corner, in addition to a popular food buffet. Events also included a workshop for drawing the UAE’s map in the shape of the national flag, and a heritage event where traditional dances of Ayyalah and Youla were performed. Some areas were designated for the RTA’s nursery children to play UAE federation-themed edutainment games, in addition to organizing prized contests for employees and children.
The RTA has decorated main roads in Dubai with 1000 flags in and wrapped up 44 taxicabs as well as 10 bus stations, World Trade Center Metro Station, 3 buses, one abra, one ferry and one water taxi using UAE flag. 100 flags have also been fitted to RTA Head Office, Public Transport Agency premises, and the Main customers service center. 300 flags have been fixed on the roofs of RTA Head Office, and the event included traditional tents near metro stations offering traditional cuisine, gifts and entertainment spots to children.
“The RTA has also distributed gifts to customers of service centers, and driving institutes, and provided a buffet for traditional dishes at RTA Head Office. Entertainment events included the outdoor traditional kitchen, Ayala band, and martial arts band to chant patriotic songs. More info