RIT Dubai held a joint Commemoration Day and National Day event this week to pay tribute to those who serve the UAE and particularly those who have given their life for the country. The event, organized in conjunction with the Emirati Society was led by Emirati Student and President of the Emirati Society, Ms. Shamsa Al Qubaisi. Dr. Jeremy Haefner, Provost and Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs at RIT NY also attended proceedings.
The ceremony was then followed by colorful National Day celebrations, bringing together a range of Emirati food, handicrafts and included activities and displays including as henna painting and falconry. Celebrations were also attended by guest of Honor, Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed al Nahyan, Chairman of the RIT Dubai Board of Directors who sampled some of the traditional food.