Dubai Municipality to mark UAE National Day

27/11/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai Municipality to mark UAE National Day

The Dubai Municipality will pull out all the stops to mark UAE National Day this week.All government buildings have been decorated and a range of events are set to be held to mark the prestigious occasion on November 29th.A number of live musical performances will take place across the emirate and family-friendly activities are being lined up at the Children's City.This is the 41st National Day and it is always a patriotic affair.With Dubai continuing to undergo rapid expansion, government officials believe it will be nice to look back and reflect on how far the nation has come in the past 41 years."We would like to highlight the remarkable social, cultural and financial achievements of the country throughout four decades under our wise leadership with the help of each and every member of this society," commented assistant director general of the Dubai Municipality Obeid Salem Al Shamsi.Dubai is certainly unrecognisable from the quiet fishing town that existed not so long ago.Thanks to rapid regeneration, the city has become one of the most luxurious places in the world.With so many record-breaking buildings, glamorous hotels and boutiques - not to mention the stunning beaches and hot weather - it is no surprise that people have been moving to Dubai in their droves over the years.More and more holidaymakers from all over the world flock to the emirate annually and it is particularly popular among Britons.Research recently undertaken by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing highlighted an eight per cent rise in the number of tourists from the UK and Ireland in the third quarter of 2012 when compared to the corresponding period in 2011, Travel Weekly reports.Unsurprisingly, the booming tourism trade has led to an influx of foreign investors in Dubai.Apartments and villas have been selling extremely well of late and this trend looks set to continue, as visitor numbers are expected to soar in the coming years.