Dubai, November 28: The Dubai Duty Free celebrated the 47th National Day of UAE at the company’s head office in Umm Ramool on Wednesday. Both Emiratis and their expat colleagues of the company participated in the programme.

Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin inaugurated the celebrations and was commemorated with the UAE national anthem followed by local traditional Emirati dance and cake cutting ceremony.  

Speaking on the occasion, McLoughlin said that “UAE national day is a time for people from all walks of life to experience the rich culture of the nation. I am proud to see our Emirati and expat colleagues came together to celebrate the event in the country”.

As part of the celebrations, an Emirati exhibition was organized on the grounds of the Dubai Duty Free Head Office, showcasing the UAE’s rich traditions and history, live cooking of traditional Emirati cuisine, calligraphy and henna decorations.

Earlier, Dubai Duty Free has announced a 20% discount across a wide range of products from November 30 to December 2 to all arriving and departing passengers travelling through Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. The promotion applies to major categories including perfumes, cosmetics, watches, costume jewellery, precious jewellery, handbags, luggage, sunglasses, ladies, men's & children's fashion, confectionery and delicatessen.

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Pune : A six-year-old boy trapped in a 200 feet deep borewell in Pune district was rescued Thursday after a 16-hour-long operation involving police and disaster response personnel.

A crowd looked on as National Disaster Response Force and police officials carried six-year-old Ravi Pandit Bhil, who was stuck at a depth of 10 feet.

Ravi, son of a road construction worker, fell into the borewell Wednesday afternoon while playing near Thorandale village, 70 km from Pune.

The NDRF team said the boy was rescued at around 9 am and is in good health. "The operation was very critical and required meticulous planning to avoid any injury to the child," an NDRF official said.

"The NDRF was successful in saving the child. Our team members worked painstakingly, never losing sight of the task.

Happy and satisfied that the child is fine and could be rejoined with the family," the official said.