ALHOSN University celebrated the UAE’s 40th National Day in advance with a series of cultural events at its male and female campuses today (Wednesday, November 30, 2011). Among the celebratory highlights were an exhibition of Emirati cuisine and national products by the UAE Women’s Union.
The celebrations also comprised henna tattooing sessions, local dances, poetry and serving of coffee and dessert in a traditional Emirati tent which was decorated with national handicrafts. A group of students also organized a special contest on national UAE poetry as well as the achievements of the former President and founding father of the UAE, H.H. the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Students and guests alike were treated to an Emirati buffet with coffee to conclude the celebrations.
“As the UAE celebrates its 40th National Day I am proud to be part of the festivities at ALHOSN University. The UAE has achieved so much in such a short period of time and ALHOSN University is privileged to be part of its educational growth and development under the enlightening leadership of H.H. the late Sheikh Zayed, and H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed,” said Ahmad Al Suwaidi, President of the Male Student Council at ALHOSN University.
Named after Abu Dhabi’s historic ALHOSN Palace, ALHOSN University was founded in 2005 by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company in response to growing local demand for high-quality, value-based educational institutions. It currently offers 11 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculties of Engineering and Applies Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. ALHOSN accepts students of all nationalities and also accommodates youths with special needs. All its programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.