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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NEW DELHI, Dec 11: As the Congress is inching towards victory in three big states that went to polls over the last few weeks, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said "bure din jane wale hain", taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his promise "ache din aane wale hain(good days are ahead)". The slogan, designed ahead of national elections in 2014, was the hightlight of the BJP's campaign.

Votes are being counted in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana. The Congress has lost Mizoram to its regional rival Mizo Nation Front (MNF).

In his poetic style, the cricketer-turned-politician said, "Bure din jaane wale hain aur Rahul Gandhi aane wale hain... kuch hi samay baad Lal Qile pe jhanda fehrane wale hain (Bad days will go away and Rahul Gandhi will unfurl the national flag at Red Fort)."

Does he mean that the Congress chief is going to become the prime minister in next year's Lok Sabha elections?

"Why not? Rahul Gandhi is going up while Narendra Modi is going down. Public sab janti hai (people can see through). The results have given us hope. Voters have laid the foundation... all roads lead to Red Fort now," he told NDTV.

The Congress leader, who was earlier part of the BJP, has been relentless in his attack on PM Modi and his party over a host of issues, including the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal and farmer suicides.

"The wave in favour of Narendra Modi in 2014 that had helped the BJP come to power with a comfortable majority has turned out to be 'poisonous' for the common man," Mr Sidhu said.

The Punjab minister has also accused the prime minister of acting like a puppet in the hands of moneybags. "The prime minister is a 'katputli (puppet)' of capitalists. If a farmer fails to repay a loan of Rs. 1 lakh, the government beats drums. But when (industrialists) Adani and Ambani do not repay Rs. 1.5 lakh crore, you do 'pappi-jhappi' with them (hug them)," he said.

He also took on PM Modi over unemployment and the centre's 'Make in India' initiative.

"When Rafale jets will come from France and bullet train from Japan, what will people do here? They will fry pakodas (fritters)," Mr Sidhu said referring to the NDA government's decision to buy 36 ready-to-fly fighter jets from France and India's agreement with Japan for the bullet trains.

Courtesy: www.ndtv.com