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Union Festival celebrations continue at Global Village

United Arab Emirates: Saturday, December 01 - 2012 @ 13:32

A blood donation campaign which was launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, which will take place at Global Village on the 2nd and 3rd of December.

In addition to the entertainment, folk and cultural shows, Global Village will also focuse on the humanitarian and social issues. The blood donation campaign; My Blood for My Country, was launched in co-ordination with Dubai Health Authority and Al Ameen – Dubai Police. The campaign also includes many activities, blood donation and signing a contract between the three parts for an awareness campaign through Emarat Al Youm newspaper and modern communication means.

Upon his highness’ directions, the blood donation campaign, My Blood for My Country, expands to all the other Emirates. He assured that blood donation is the best gift a national or a resident can ever give as a token of appreciation to a beloved country, especially, knowing that there are people who need every drop of blood for surviving.

As part of the Union Festival celebrations, the Saudi pavilion at Global Village, is hosting the largest book in the world “This is Muhammad” (PBUH). The book was launched on 27 February 2012 and has toured the UAE, making various stops before it arrived at its destination in the Saudi Islamic Museum located inside the KSA pavilion at Global Village. The book arrived to its destination on the 28th of November 2012, and the stop aims at gathering 1 million signatures in the love of the prophet of Islam.

The book gained 5 certifications from Guinness World Book of Records as the longest, widest, heaviest, most expensive and largest book in the world. The book weighs 1500 Kilos, with an area of 43 square meters, 5 meters wide and 8.6 meters long. It took three years to write the book, at a cost of Dhs11m. The book’s pages were made in Germany from eco friendly materials with a mix of flex, paper and fabric for durable properties to survive in different weather conditions and without deteriorating.

Moreover, all Global Village pavilions and their surroundings are decorated and lit with the colors of the UAE flag in celebration of National Day. Many pavilions have come a long way to creatively decorate their surroundings. One such example is the Kuwaiti pavilion as it joins the UAE in its celebrations. Other pavilions include; India, Syria, Iraq and many more.

Global Village is getting ready to receive more visitors to enjoy the festivities, especially on the 1st and 2nd of December, as Union Festival marks the longest cultural, folk and entertainment national celebrations of the 41st National Day in the UAE to date.

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