UAE National Identity Awareness Programme

On October

23 Rossiyanka women attended a very interesting event called «Awareness Programme about the UAE National Identity», hosted by Community Development Authority in Majlis Al Rashidiya.

As a start, generous hosts invited women to a traditional Emirati breakfast with bread, falafel, fatayer… It turned out, Emiratis have sweet tooth, because even noodles with chicken was sweet.

Then a special guest of the event, Mr. Ali Alsaloom, popular TV Show host, Author of numerous publications about the UAE, Cultural Consultant, widely known for his interactive workshops amongst the expat community

gave a lecture about the history of the formation of the UAE, long relations between Russia and

the Emirates, the cultural traditions of the country, specific features of the national

dress, wedding traditions and even showed elements of the national dance… After the lecture women had an opportunity to ask Mr. Ali questions they were interested in.

The meeting was held in a very friendly atmosphere. At the end of the

meeting Rossiyanka women presented the event organizers traditional Russian souvenirs – Russian Dolls (Matreshka) It was also agreed to continue sharing cultural experiences between our organizations.

On behalf of

the women who attended our morning meeting, we would like to thank Community

Development Authority for their invitation, a warm welcome and

an informative seminar!