The United Arab Emirates is celebrating Saudi National Day, reminding of the deep connections between the two countries. In addition to a series of brand activities, government authorities too express the strong bond that the two countries have shared over the years.
The likes of Dubai Parks & Resorts and Etihad Airways have created several activities to mark Saudi National Day.
Dubai Parks and Resorts launched the offer on (one-day/one-park) and (one-day/two-parks) tickets to visit any of the three theme parks, MotionGate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, LegoLand Dubai and LegoLand Water Park. The offer which is valid until 30 September, gives Saudi Nationals and residents one free ticket for every four tickets purchased to visit one of the most exciting destinations in the Middle East.
Etihad Airways’ flagship ‘Year of Zayed’ branded A380 will be deployed on EY311 and EY312, between Abu Dhabi and Jeddah. The flight crew operating the aircraft will be Saudi and UAE Nationals.
“In recognition of the special bond between our two countries, and the increasing importance of the Saudi market to the airline, we are delighted to host this exciting program of events. Over the coming months, Etihad will continue to strengthen this relationship and announce new partnerships with key Saudi Arabian organizations that will add even greater value to our guests,” said Ahmed Al Qubaisi, Senior Vice President Government and International Affairs.
Etihad recently announced sponsorship of Riyadh-based Al Nassr FC, one of Saudi Arabia’s most popular football teams, and players from the club have recorded a special video which will be broadcast on National Day.
The airline commissioned Emirati poet, Ahmed Al Zarounei, to write a unique prose to symbolize the friendship and bond between the two countries. The 380-word Arabic poem, inspired by the A380, was transcribed on digital screens at Abu Dhabi International Airport in an interactive exhibit.
The gesture was captured on film and will be broadcast across Etihad’s social media channels.
Abu Dhabi Airports is celebrating the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), with a number of activities highlighting the close ties between the two countries. KSA National Day falls on September 23, and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is providing special offers and prizes for Saudi nationals from September 20 – 25.
Saudi Nationals arriving to, or departing from, AUH will have the opportunity to win one of 10 VIP Terminal’ Diamond Lounge passes. Selected at random, the lucky travellers are able to enjoy the luxury facility for up to three hours before their flight, including entertainment and business facilities, complimentary high-speed WiFi and food and beverage services.
Pointing out that this was one of the biggest weekends not only for Saudi Arabia but the entire Gulf Region, which joins the revelries on Saudi National Day, Sharjah’s family attraction, Al Qasba, marked the day by congratulating KSA with colorful celebrations, which started on Thursday September 20, 2018 and conclude on Sunday September 23, 2018.
Saif Badr Al Qubaisi, General Manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality extended congratulations to the Saudi leadership and citizens, on the 88th Saudi National Day. He stressed that the strong and historical bilateral ties between the UAE & Saudi Arabia are based on shared destiny, goals and vision.
“The relations between the two fraternal counties have seen great developments on all economic, political, cultural and popular levels, thanks to the close relationship between our wise leadership represented by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; their Highnesses Members the Supreme Council; and Rulers of the UAE; and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia,” he said.