Beacon of hope
It was a night at the museum to remember as the Natural History Museum hosted a spectacular UAE national day celebration. In what was a feast for the senses, guests were entertained by singers and traditional Ayala dancers before tucking into a buffet of traditional treats and browsing for gifts at perfume stalls.
In his speech, Ambassador Sulaiman Hamid Salem Almazroui said the UAE will make sure it is equipped to compete with the rest of the world “long after oil reserves run out” by educating and empowering the country’s youth. “Young Arabs want a forward-looking dynamic model for the UAE,” he pointed out. “In a part of the world which has seen progress stifled by war and conflict, the UAE can be a beacon of hope. We want to do this in partnership with the UK.”
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