Haya opens family gathering
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has officially opened the Zayed bin Mohammed Family Gathering, being held in Al Khawaneej in Dubai.
The event, organised by the Dubai Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities (DDIACA), will continue till mid-March.
Upon her arrival at the event, Princess Haya was received by Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, Director-General of DDIACA, Mona Belhasa, CEO and Chairperson of the Higher Organising Committee of the event and other officials.
Princess Haya toured the gathering and familiarised herself with Al Ayala Traditional Band Show and a traditional Emirati wedding ceremony. She also toured the event's museum, praising its components which include all characteristics and features of Emirati heritage such as a traditional house and the marine lifestyle of forefathers.
Princess Haya hailed the efforts that have gone into organising the event and the role that it plays in promoting internal tourism.
On her part, Mona Belhasa, CEO and Chairperson of the Higher Organising Committee, lauded the great support of Princess Haya bin Al Hussein, which contributed to the success of the event.
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