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Khalifa University Marks ‘Year of Tolerance’ with Global Day 2019 Festivities

March 31, 2019

Culture Booths Representing 21 Different Nationalities Portray Benefits of Diversity in Campus Life at Event Themed ‘Tolerance Unifies Us’

From the traditional Yowla dance of the UAE and the regional Dabke performance, to music from Kazakhstan and Eritrea as well as from various other groups, the kaleidoscopic nature of diversity at Khalifa University of Science and Technology was highlighted as part of the Global Day 2019 festivities to mark the Year of Tolerance in the UAE.

Themed ‘Tolerance unifies us’, the Global Day 2019 at Khalifa University marked the Year of Tolerance declared by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to educate youth on the values of tolerance, make the UAE the global capital of tolerance through new initiatives and implement cultural programs to build a more tolerant community.

One of the seven main pillars of the Year of Tolerance is promoting ‘tolerance and culture’, especially through events to celebrate expat communities, enhance interactions and hosting gatherings in arts and culture. In line with the spirit of the Year of Tolerance, Khalifa University Main Campus sported a festive look as activities of the Global Day 2019 reflected the true essence of unity in diversity during the campus life of the students.

Culture booths representing more than 20 countries portrayed the lifestyles and heritage of various nationalities, while music and dance performances continued throughout the afternoon by students from different groups. As part of the Khalifa University tradition to appreciate and acknowledge innovation at every stage, awards were presented for the Best Creative Stand and Best Costume.

Culture booths represented countries including the UAE, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sudan and Syria.

The Year of Tolerance in the UAE aims to highlight the country’s dedication to welcoming people of all backgrounds and beliefs and its role in encouraging peace and stability in the Middle East and beyond.

News Writer
26 March 2019