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AUS celebrates UAE National Day
American University of Sharjah (AUS) has begun its celebrations of the UAE National Day. A Heritage Village was opened at the university's Main Plaza by the Emirati Cultural Club by Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of AUS. Present were also senior university officials and crowds of students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The Emirati heritage village consisted of booths introducing Emirati culture and displaying UAE traditional items including perfumes, jewelry and popular UAE dishes. It also featured a display of the colorful UAE folkloric dances and songs.
As an annual activity, the UAE National Day is celebrated at AUS by students of the Emirati Cultural Club and the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). The AUS Plaza was decorated with Emirati flags and light beams representing the colors of the country.
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students thanked students of the Emirati Cultural Club for organizing the two-day event on campus. Congratulating UAE leaders and people on this auspicious occasion, she said, “The event provided a platform for the AUS community to express their appreciation of the country, its people and leadership. This is an occasion to remember our great leaders and pride ourselves with their countless accomplishments, especially providing UAE citizens and residents with a safe environment,” she added.
Ahmad Khalid Al Nahyan, President of the Emirati Cultural Club at AUS said, “The purpose of this is to celebrate the 45th UAE National Day with love, loyalty and patriotism. The event is spread over two days this year in an effort to promote our national identity to the more than 99 nationalities present at AUS.”