BIZ TODAY REPORT
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) marked the UAE’s 46th National Day at its corporate headquarters today. The day-long celebration was attended by over 10,000 ADNOC employees, from across the organisation, and their families.
The celebrations were preceded by the official launch of ADNOC’s National Day video, which focuses on the importance of UAE culture and the contribution of the oil and gas industry to the nation. The video includes a song composed by Mohammed Al Ahmed, and features the voice of popular Emirati vocalist Hussain Al Jasmi and Arabic lyrics by poet Ahmed bin Hayay.
The festivities included a culinary hub where dates, Arabic coffee and traditional Emirati food and sweets were served. Henna art for women and children was provided in the cultural hub, which also showcased Emirati dances, falconry and date farming. A classic car, speed boat and Formula 1 zone also formed part of the attractions.
It was the first time such a large number of ADNOC employees had gathered together since ADNOC’s group of companies adopted a unified brand identity at the end of October.