The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) hosted a special ceremony on Thursday, 28th November 2013 to celebrate the 42nd National Day of the United Arab Emirates, as employees headed by HE Essa Kazim, Chairman of DFM (PJSC), brokers and investors gathered at the DFM trading floor to honor the occasion.
The exchange offices and trading floor have been decorated with the UAE flags and the slogan of the occasion; “Spirit of the Union”, and the UAE national anthem was played prior to the commencement of the trading session. The event has been covered live by TV stations reporting from the trading floor. Towards the end of the ceremony, traditional foods were served to all attendees.
During the ceremony, DFM has announced the winners of “Best Photo of the UAE Flag” Competition; the DFM ran for its employees since November 7th 2013, the day that saw the exchange’s celebration of the Flag Day, a new initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to honor the national flag of the UAE.
Commenting on this, Essa Kazim said: “As we honor the 42nd
National Day of the UAE, we would like to congratulate their highnesses, the rulers of the emirates and the people of the UAE. This occasion is treasured in our hearts as it marks the day when the founding fathers of our country joined hands and united efforts and resources for the greater good and welfare of the UAE people. As we celebrate this gracious occasion we remember with pride and affection the valuable efforts of the founding fathers who cemented the foundations of our federation led by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Meanwhile, we extend our gratitude to his highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, his highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and the rulers of the emirates for following the steps of the founding fathers in transforming our country into a highly admired and respected country all over the world. Undoubtedly, the Flag Day added an interesting aspect to the UAE’s National Day celebrations, and created a sizeable opportunity for all of us to express our pride of the UAE and its flag over the last few weeks as well as to demonstrate undisputed loyalty to our country and their highnesses the rulers”.