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Deira City Centre, Mall Of The Emirates, Mirdif City Centre Celebrate The UAE’s 42nd National Day
(26 November 2013)
Mall Of The Emirates Emanates National Sense Of Pride


Mall of the Emirates is already radiating with national sense of pride as it gears up for the UAE’s 42nd National Day celebrations. UAE flags hang from the ceiling throughout the mall and all entrances are adorned with UAE-centric door decals to create a festive ambience. Beginning this week, the mall will slowly usher in the celebratory activities - art exhibition, traditional band, roaming entertainment and interactive activities for the whole family.

“Mall of the Emirates takes pride in being a part of the UAE National Day celebrations. Focusing on the triumphs that our country has made over 42 years, we want our celebratory activities to create special moments that will leave a mark in our shoppers’ hearts,” said Fuad Sharaf, Senior Director – Property Management, Shopping Malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties. "We are also celebrating the community’s accomplishments. Honoring the Arab culture and heritage, we take this opportunity to showcase UAE talents through an art exhibition and presenting a traditional Emirati band to our guests.”

The UAE’s 42nd National Day celebratory activities at Mall of the Emirates are as follows:

Nov 27 - Dec 2: Local melodies that stemmed out from Khaleeji tradition and Bedouin folk music will be played within the mall, as well as the UAE National Anthem.

Nov 28 - Dec 2: Twenty-minute show of stilt walkers, roller bladers and living statues dressed in UAE colors will roam around the mall to meet and greet the shoppers.

Nov 28 - Dec 5: Kids are encouraged to illustrate UAE National Day through a drawing and enter a competition. Drawings have to be submitted to Mall of the Emirates in a specific booth at the central galleria where it will be scanned and shared on Mall of the Emirates’ social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). The most popular entry wins a prize.

Nov 29 - Dec 2: Traditional Emirati band will perform at the Central Galleria and Ski Dubai area.

Dec 1 - Dec 2: Complimentary UAE National Day themed nail art for female shoppers. Located on the first floor next to Jumbo Electronics, friendly nail technicians from Sugar Urban Nail Spa will accept guests from 10am to 10pm.

Dec 1 - Dec 2: Prayer beads colored red, green, white and black along with UAE flags will be handed out to every shopper at Mall of the Emirates. In addition, staff from Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates will hand out chocolates that are nicely wrapped in UAE-themed packaging at the VIP entrance (Harvey Nichols entrance) as well as the Fashion Dome entrance.

Deira and Mirdif City Centre embrace 42nd UAE National Day with over 10 days of celebrations

Art exhibitions, Emirati dance, traditional bands and patriotic giveaways for all visitors

Dubai, UAE, 26 November 2013 – There is an added element of anticipation, excitement and devout national pride as 42nd UAE National Day draws near and the nation counts down towards the Expo 2020 announcement. Adding to the air of festivity, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre have already started the celebrations with a variety of family-friendly activities to showcase the UAE’s heritage and culture, in addition to building momentum for a weekend full of nationwide celebrations.

“UAE National Day is a time to reflect upon the great achievements of the nation, and Deira and Mirdif City Centre have joined hands to showcase the traditions, culture and heritage of the UAE in addition to spreading national pride amongst visitors,” said Fuad Sharaf, Senior Director – Property Development, Shopping Malls for Majid Al Futtaim Properties. “Our celebrations have already started, so we invite the community to come and embrace the Spirit of the Nation.”

From Wednesday November 27th -Tuesday December 3rd, Deira and Mirdif City Centre including all Guest Services teams will be adorned with the colours of the national flag, with UAE scarves, pins, flags, banners and glittering curtains of lights on display across the mall. Spreading the spirit, flags and prayer beads will be given away to all visitors.

Shoppers at Deira City Centre will also be able to enjoy a program of traditional and cultural entertainment including Emirati dance performances, traditional music bands will create a lively atmosphere throughout the extended celebrations.

Visitors to Mirdif City Centre can learn more about UAE heritage and culture with government-supported art exhibitions on display. In the Oasis Walk area, a themed art and heritage exhibition by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority will be on display until December 5th. For this display, each of the letters of the Arabic alphabet will be used to describe an element of UAE heritage, and depicted through photos by local artists. Just outside the Oasis Walk area, the Garden of Lights display and musical entertainment create an enjoyable outdoor dining experience.

Deira and Mirdif City Centre will also be hosting a UAE National Day drawing competition titled “Pride of the UAE” for children onsite the malls. Encouraging kids to share what they love about the UAE, all artworks will then be posted onto the malls’ social media pages for voting and the chance to win Gifts.

For more information about UAE National Day celebrations at Deira City Centre, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre, please visit:, and


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