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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai celebrated Diwali in its own style with stunning light shows synchronized with the world’s fountain and fireworks.
The Pointe invited everyone to witness the festival of lights in its biggest celebrations.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai sent out a celebratory greeting to the world on the occasion of Diwali (the festival of light).
The Ruler of Dubai took to his Twitter account and said, “On behalf of the people of the UAE, I wish everyone celebrating around the world a happy Diwali. May the light of hope always unite us and lead us forward to a better tomorrow.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent greetings on Diwali.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed said, “On the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights, we congratulate all those who celebrate around the world, and wish them continued prosperity and progress."
Diwali is a festival of light, wildly celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains worldwide.
Indians in Dubai and Northern Emirates are in for a great treat as a cultural extravaganza is being organised in Dubai to celebrate Diwali. Inspired by the unique heritage of India’s multi-ethnicity coupled with different linguistic and demographic identities, the central theme of Deepavali Utsav is to exemplify ‘unity in diversity’ of India by showcasing various folk dances encompassing majority of Indian states along with a display of traditional games and rangoli competitions.
India is a unique example of multitude of faiths co-existing harmoniously enlivening linguistics, cultural and demographic identities. Diversity will be brought to the fore through dances from various Indian states by teams who will showcase their talents on this glamorous occasion.
"I am feeling privileged to be with you on the special occasion of Diwali," the Prime Minister told the soldiers in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.
The Emirati women are a story that we are proud of and that their empowerment is a fundamental priority in the Emirati development vision, say Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed.
Both leaders discuss ways of enhancing the fraternal bilateral relations in addition to an array of regional issues of common economic and security interest.
The members of Sharjah Dawoodi Bohra community celebrated the National Day with great zeal and patriotic fervour at Masjid Al Fatemeen Al Bohra where the local dignitaries followed by the recitation of the national anthem hoisted the national flag.
Captain Abdulrahman Ahmed Al Shehhi, Director of Investigation Section at the Traffic and Patrols Department, said, “The video went viral in a few hours on social media, showing a person performing dangerous stunts in non-civilized manner, in front of a large number of people.”
The 53rd draw saw 26 winners share the Dhs1,000,000 second prize, taking home Dhs38,462 each. The top prize of Dhs10,000,000 is still up for grabs in the upcoming Grand Draw on Dec.4, 2021 at
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa wrote on Twitter, “Let us celebrate 50 glorious years of growth, progress and prosperity of our nation as we look forward to the next 50 years!” The Dubai International Airport also marked the national day celebrations at its premises.