HCT-Fujairah celebrated the 4oth anniversary of the formation of the UAE in style on 21st November 2011.
At both the men’s and women’s campuses a large variety of signature events were held focusing on the traditions and growth of a country that has fast become influential not only in the Middle East but around the world.
At Fujairah Men’s College, traditional food was served in the courtyard while spectators watched a football match between a team from the college against a team made up of representatives from the local community. Prior to this, guests were treated to a display of traditional music and sword fighting, bull fighting and a poetry reading hosted by the FMC Student Council President.
Fujairah Women’s College traditional food and poetry were once again featured alongside an array of events and activities aimed at families, staff and students alike. The local Romaitha School students performed a dance routine while guests were also treated to a rendition of folklore music and camel and falcon demonstrations.
A small museum erected in the parking lot gave guests the opportunity to learn more about the traditions and diverse culture of the UAE and this was supplemented by a demonstration of a traditional Emirati wedding.
Both campuses saw a huge number of people attend, many from the local community and increased with staff, students and their families.
HCT-Fujairah’s Director, Dr. Dave Pelham paid tribute to all those that took part in events and for ensuring that the guests were well entertained.
“This event was a great opportunity for our college to celebrate with the community the history and heritage of the UAE. We are most grateful to all those who contributed their time and considerable talents to making this a very successful event,” he said.
The events highlighted above are signature events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the UAE, and it is expected that celebrations will continue to be held in the foreseeable future.