Dubai, 1st December 2018: As the UAE turns 47 on 2nd December in this ‘The Year of Zayed’, the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and UAE Exchange, a renowned financial services brand in the United Arab Emirates and a network brand of Finablr, organised a fun-filled interactive event yesterday at the Union Metro Station in Dubai.
The event had many of the metro commuters from local and expatriate communities, and even some tourists, come together and honour the spirit of the UAE on the occasion of UAE National Day. Visitors participated in and were seen enjoying the revelries at the National Day-themed tent, setup near the brand’s branch at the Union Metro Station, one of the 18 Metro Station branches of UAE Exchange. Some of the activities included face painting, traditional henna application, selfie booth with photo frames amid event-themed decorations like mini-flags and balloons.
Speaking on the UAE National Day, Promoth Manghat, Executive Director and CEO at Finablr and Group CEO at UAE Exchange, said: “The UAE is at the centre of our global operations as the country’s dynamic and business-friendly policies, focused on development and innovation, make it a prime business hub in the region. The country attracts investments and the best talent from across the globe due to its progressive vision for the future. We are proud to be a homegrown brand of international repute, achieved, all thanks to the guidance and support we continuously receive from the leadership and Government of the UAE. The country’s vision and values remain our guiding principles, and in line with UAE Centennial 2071, we are committed to driving innovation in all that we do. In business and in life, the UAE continues to inspire us to be the best. We wish the leadership and all the UAE citizens and residents, and visitors in the UAE, a joyous National Day.”
Abdel Kareem Alkayed, UAE Exchange Country Head for the UAE, said: “UAE is a melting pot of cultures, welcoming expats and tourists from all over the world. On this special occasion of the UAE National Day, we wanted to engage with people from all walks of life who live and personify the values of the country. We thank the RTA for their encouragement and support in making this event possible at the Union Metro Station. The word ‘Union’ signifies the coming together of the seven Emirates, forty-seven years ago, for the formation of the United Arab Emirates.”
Mohammed Al Mudharreb, Director, Rail Operations, RTA, said: “We are pleased to partner with UAE Exchange through this event which not only commemorates the 47th National Day but also encourages residents and commuters across all walks of life to participate. Union Metro Station symbolises the ‘Spirit of the Union of the Emirates’ and is a central hub which connects both the Red and Green Lines thus being responsible for lifting 35,000 passengers daily, making it an ideal venue for such festivities.”
In addition to the National Day celebrations with the RTA, UAE Exchange had also organised other multi-location celebrations at the Social Care Child Centre and the Old People’s Home in Sharjah as part of the brand’s CSR programme.