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Expo 2023 Doha Celebrates the 52nd National Day of the United Arab Emirates

December 02, 2023

Hosted by Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of State, the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2023 Doha, hosted a special ceremony on December 2nd to commemorate the UAE 52nd Union Day. The ceremony was attended by guests from the UAE and Qatar.

The guests included His Excellency Sheikh Salem bin Khalid Al Qassimi, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar Minister of Culture, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa bin Sultan bin Shakhboot Al Nahyan, UAE Ambassador to Qatar, delegations from Expo 2023, organizers, Qatari government officials, and diplomats, accompanied by some of the Dreamers featured in the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2023 including, Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi Director-General of ICBA; Salama Al Mansoori, Plant Conservation Specialist at the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, Dr. Saeed Alhassan, Professor at Khalifa University and Founder of Manhat; Yahya Al Kodmani, Founder of Emirates Bio Farm; Manea Al Kaabi, beekeeper and honey producer; Habiba Al Marashi, a pioneering environmentalist, and Dr. Wafa Faisal Al Yamani, a pioneering researcher.

During the festivities, Noura bint Mohamed Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State at the United Arab Emirate’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, conveyed her pride and appreciation for commemorating over fifty years of unity, progress, and innovation at the UAE pavilion in Expo 2023 Doha. She expressed thanks to the Expo 2023 Doha organizing committee for orchestrating a successful event that unites brilliant minds and ideas, aiming to ensure a more sustainable future for everyone. 

The Expo 2023 Doha's UAE Pavilion, titled "Nurturing Legacy," showcases a vast Garden where visitors can discover a variety of plants native and non-native to the UAE. The Garden comprises a total of 6,609 plants spanning 65 species, featuring clusters of edible and medicinal plants, fruit trees, flowers, bushes, grasses, industrial plants, and many more. Additionally, the Garden includes species that were crucial for the survival of their ancestors and those that still presently contribute to sustainable goals. 

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