On the 25th of November, 2013, the RIS community celebrated the UAE’s 42nd anniversary. UAE colors surrounded the school grounds, portraying the spirit of the celebration. Popcorn, cotton candy, traditional UAE food, camel and pony riding, henna, a magician, traditional arts and crafts, Arabic dancers, a marching band and many more attractions were those which made visiting the national day village a great experience!
To begin the day, the team at RIS held an Assembly, which was both cultural and educational for everyone present, showing us UAE’s culture and their strong sense of unity as a nation. As highlights of the assembly, there were 2 main speakers: an Islamic guest preacher as well as the head of the senior school at RIS, Ms. Marian Rossiter. Furthermore, the local students delighted us with a fashion show (girls) and a yola demonstration by the boys.
As a student attending Raha International School, this was an important experience and an honor to participate in, since it was showing the UAE locals our thanks for their hospitality as our host country, but furthermore, our gladness for the 42nd anniversary of their country. It was a memorable experience! Happy Birthday UAE!