Thousands make Emaar National Day Parade
Dubai, December 3, 2012
Thousands of spectators made the Downtown Dubai Parade hosted by Emaar Properties, to mark the 41st UAE National Day, which featured colourful floats and cultural performances celebrating the ‘Spirit of the Union’.
Downtown Dubai Parade, National Day, now in its second year, is a fitting tribute by Emaar Properties to celebrate the achievements of the nation by saluting its rich cultural heritage, its current developmental successes and future vision, a statement from the company said.
Hosted at Downtown Dubai, Emaar’s flagship lifestyle destination, aptly described as ‘The Centre of Now,’ the parade was organised in collaboration with the Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment (DEPE).
Over 3,500 participants walked the parade trail, which featured several floats, 200 bikes and a wave of over 10,000 flags of support on route.
The celebrations reflected the incredible achievements of the country over the last 41 years and Dubai’s position as a leading city on the world map, with cultural performances highlighting the multicultural diversity of Dubai, home to over 200 nationalities, the statement said.
Spectators were treated to traditional heritage activities and international entertainment, ranging from the majestic stride of camels and horses to dancers and musicians, it said.
Local and international schools, government entities, international brands, cultural groups, bikers’ and sports clubs and children mascots also joined the parade.
Inflatables representing Emaar Properties by its various entities including Downtown Dubai, The Dubai Mall, SEGA Republic, Reel Cinemas, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, KidZania, The Address Hotels + Resorts, At the Top, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Marina Mall, were also exhibited.
Downtown Dubai’s attractions include Burj Khalifa, which also features At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observation deck with an outdoor terrace; The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination; The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain; world-class residences; commercial offices and the Emaar Boulevard, a 3.5 km boulevard lined with retail and F&B attractions. – TradeArabia News Service