Etihad Aviation Group’s staff recently embarked on a tour of Qasr Al Watan (Nation’s Palace) in Abu Dhabi, as part of the airline’s weeklong celebrations of 48th UAE National Day.
The tour was designed to educate staff about UAE heritage, architecture and culture, and how they reflect the spirit of tolerance and diversity in the UAE community.
Senior vice president government, international and communications, Etihad Aviation Group, Ahmed Al Qubaisi stated: “We are pleased to host a variety of activities and events to mark UAE National Day, including this visit which is inspired by our celebration themes this year – heritage, tolerance and acceptance. It reflects our commitment to provide learning experiences about the history and legacy of the UAE to our staff, who hail from as many as 150 countries.”
The tour enabled the airline’s staff to learn more about the UAE, Arab and humankind civilisation, with Qasr Al Watan representing a key cultural and heritage attraction in the UAE and wider Middle East. The attraction offers a wealth of knowledge about the country’s history and heritage, and showcases Arab contributions to the pursuit of knowledge and human civilisation, with one-of-a-kind manuscripts, including rare copies of the three main holy books.
Qasr Al Watan opened its doors to the public in March as a unique cultural landmark. It takes visitors on a journey through the past and present of the UAE, providing a new bridge for knowledge and cultural communication between people. It features many traditional artefacts and manuscripts about the UAE and Arab contributions in many fields such as science, art and literature.