This November, we kick off our month-long solidarity celebrations ahead of UAE's 50th National Day! As one of the UAE’s oldest friends, the Pakistani community is eager to congratulate the country on its Year of the 50th and to also celebrate 50 years of Pak-UAE friendship. There have been many initiatives and milestones between our two nations that we will highlight throughout the month.
50 Years of Pak-UAE Friendship
PAD Celebrates UAE Flag Day
Following the tradition every year, the executive board members and staff at Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) joined the people of the UAE in commemorating Flag Day on November 3rd which was marked by a flag-hoisting ceremony at the PAD premises at 11am. The day marks His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession as President of the UAE in 2004. First celebrated in 2013, the occasion is honoured every year as an expression of the solidarity and harmony of this wonderful nation that we call home.
On the occasion, PAD General Secretary, Mr Mushin Al Banna said, “We are incredibly proud to be living in a country like the UAE and consider it to be our second home. It has been such a pleasure to witness the UAE grow by leaps and bounds and we are thrilled to mark Flag Day as we do every year along with the Pakistani community.”
PAD Director of Culture, Mr Zahid Hassan also shared his thoughts, “Flag Day is a truly momentous occasion, giving us an opportunity to express our loyalty and appreciation for the UAE. It brings us great pride to raise the UAE flag at our premises every year as we come together to share our spirit of unity with the community.”
Pakistan Association Dubai is also proud to announce that with Flag Day, we kicked off our month-long solidarity celebrations in honour of the UAE’s 50th National Day. The goal will be to engage the Pakistani diaspora in celebrating UAE as our second home and 50 years of Pak-UAE friendship. We have a host of activities lined up including women and youth empowerment sessions, UAE heritage art exhibitions, sports events as well as a solidarity walk. Pakistan Medical Centre will also be launching a special health package for the community.