As part of the National Day festivities, the Ministry of Labor is campaigning for a better knowledge about the UAE among UAE residents.
If you did not know the least about the UAE and used the Dubai metro on Thursday the 24th of November, than you might have been caught red-handed.
As part of the National Day festivities, the Ministry of Labor checked UAE residents’ knowledge about the UAE by asking random metro users a question about the country they live in.
The action was part of a larger campaign of the Ministry of Labor to increase the knowledge people have about the UAE.
“I am really surprised about what some people know. There was a man answering right when asked of how many square meters the UAE exists,” said Hassan Dawood, media coordinator of the campaign.
When answered right, participants were rewarded with a bag of presents, including a Nokia phone and some National Day attributes such a hat, shirt and shawl with the National Day logo imprinted on it.
“We have many more activities all over the UAE, all with the same purpose. We reach out to the public, as well as to institutions and are hoping to increase the knowledge people have about the culture and history of the UAE,” said Hassan.
Although some people were asked to name the vice-president of the UAE, others were posed with more difficult questions related to the UAE that not a lot of residents were able to answer, explains Hassan.
“One of the tricky questions was a typical UAE riddle: what is long but has no shadow? The answer is a road, and the riddle stems from earlier times when roads were something uncommon in the UAE.”
On the 29th of November the Ministry of Labor will organize a larger event in Global Village, with traditional local performances and under presence of HE Saqr Ghabash, minister of Labor.
The campaign will run until National Day.