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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

First Fujairah Forum on UAE Planning, Integration and Diversity

In the presence and under the patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah, the Fujairah Municipality is holding its first forum on the theme, ‘UAE Planning, Diversity and Integration’.


People from different sectors of Fujairah life have been invited to attend and participate.

Mr. Mohammed Saif Afkham, Director of the Fujairah Municipality, says he wants “to continue ongoing [dialogue] between the institutions of society, the state and the media.”

Afkham (pictured below) added, “The forum aims to share experiences and provide an environment where dialogue can blend developments and proposals with the participation of a large group of specialists and experts in different sectors which are relevant to urban areas and construction.”

The Spirit of the Union

The publicity is billing the Fujairah Forum as a UAE 40th National Day activity in Fujairah.

The theme of the Forum captures the ‘third pillar’ of the UAE National Day strategies entitled ‘Cosmopolitan Community’ and which is amplified with this commentary:

This great nation was created by a few with the prosperity of many.

It is now a nation that is made up of faces from different places, bringing with them important skills, culture and personalities from every corner of the globe.

Living side by side together, under one spirit, working to help the nation continue to prosper and grow.

The UAE today is truly at the heart of the globe, at the middle of the Middle East, and our people reflect this.

The success of the nation today and tomorrow has been and will continue to be through the collective strength of the many.


Congratulations to His Highness, the Crown Prince and the Fujairah Municipality for scheduling this first Fujairah Forum, for bringing people together and encouraging a rich dialogue to shape positively the development of the emirate.


The forum is being held at the Concorde Fujairah Hotel with the opening function commencing at 10.00am Wednesday 23 November and going until 1.00pm.

The forum continues tomorrow, Thursday 24 November between 10.00am and 1pm at the Concorde Fujairah Hotel.

More Information

Further information or questions about participation can be directed to the PR Department of the Fujairah Municipality (09) 2028231 or 050 799 7786; Pr.fujmun@hotmail.com

Geoff Pound

More Fujairah news, information, views and photos are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

Images: Top photo used courtesy of Khaleej Times via the 40th UAE National Day Strategy booklet, p16; Mr. Mohammed Saif Afkham, Director of the Fujairah Municipality: quote from the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan from the 40th UAE National Day Strategy booklet, p17.

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