- UAE nationals, residents, and tourists are invited to join altogether and sing ‘Ishi Biladi’ in celebration of the nation’s founding
- A famous Emirati superstar will make a surprising appearance by singing the Nation’s anthem among the crowd
Dubai, UAE, 27 November 2019: The 48th UAE National Day will bring the echoes of proud voices to ‘Mall of the Emirates’ as the shopping destination invites Emiratis and UAE residents to come together in collective patriotism and sing the national anthem.
As the nation unites to mark its founding, the mall’s ‘Central Galleria’ will become a focal point for the community to celebrate the values tying the country together by singing ‘Ishi Biladi’, an anthem of unity and love. Mall guests will experience first-hand the spirit of the union through the harmony of voices as they observe UAE National Day together.
Guests are encouraged to keep their eyes open as a popular Emirati celebrity, known as ‘Sawt Al Emarat’ translating to ‘Voice of the United Arab Emirates’ will surprise by singing the Nation’s anthem among the crowd. A well-known singer, composer and poet, the Emirati star was one of three UAE singers who performed at the opening ceremony of the AFC Asian Football Cup UAE 2019, held in January at the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
A number of invited Emirati influencers will also join the participants during the UAE national anthem signing event, with selected media to observe a stirring celebration of one of the most important days in the UAE calendar.
The event will begin at 7:30 P.M. on 2 December in the mall’s Central Galleria. Here, Mall of the Emirates will surround guests with a stunning, opulent backdrop of National Day décor, where lights cascade from the ceiling and the familiar red, black, green and white of the UAE flag hangs proudly.
Hussain Moosa, Director of MOE, Majid Al Futtaim Properties said, “We are honoured to host an event of such significance, and warmly invite the community to join us in celebrating this incredible nation and its formation. As Mall of the Emirates, we feel part of the fabric of the city and we couldn’t be more thankful to welcome the local population through our doors, every day. The National Day celebration, with its wonderful opportunity to express the pride of this country, is a small token of our appreciation for the UAE and underscores our commitment to ensuring we create as many great and unifying moments as possible.”
In addition to the harmonious singing of the national anthem, the mall will add to the festive spirit by hosting traditional Emirati entertainment on each day of the National Day holiday celebrations.
About Majid Al Futtaim
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 43,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 26 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in a number of markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 280 outlets.
Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 400 VOX Cinemas screens and 36 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, iFly Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, and a Fashion and Home retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maisons du Monde. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.