The market, which usually runs every Friday was extended to three days especially for the occasion.
The happiness market had made special decoration at it’s venue at Zabeel Park for the celebrations with the UAE Flags and the colors of the flag – it was truly a beautiful sight with the UAE flags & colors of the flag with blue sky and the green background of the trees and plants of Zabeel Park with ‘The Frame’ glowing with UAE flag colors adorning the entire background of the Park.
One of the highlights of the event was a parade through the market by children from Karnataka Sports association. Boys & Girls from the age group of 4-12 years were dressed up in traditional Emarati outfits with the girls wearing traditional Emarati jewellery. The children also performed Emarati cultural program to mark the special occasion.
Over 50,000 people of all nationalities attended & participated in the special celebrations, and the celebration were further enhanced by distribution of FREE gifts to the visitors of the market by Happiness Market. In total, Happiness Market, by the courtesy of it’s sponsors & supporters, distributed consumer goods worth more than three hundred thousand Durhams to celebrate the UAE National Day.
Mr. Hisham Al Zahrani, Deputy Director at Dar Al Ber Society thanked all the people who participated in special celebration. He said, “as we observed the spirit of patriotism and national pride with UAE NATIONAL DAY weekend celebrations at Zabeel park, we would like to thank all our visitors, partners & supporters, with special thanks to Dubai Municipality for their kind support”.
“We felt really great by the turnout of the visitors & supporters to make this special celebration of 46th UAE National Day a memorable one. All the people, including our vendors & visitors, were very happy sharing togetherness, UAE culture and unification with family activities and traditional Arabian spirit throughout Happiness Market, all weekend”, said Ms. Juhi Yasmeen Khan, CSR & Charity Initiatives Expert at Dar Al Ber Society.
Happiness Market is a charity market. It is organised to raise funds for the charitable activities of Dar Al Ber Society. It is held every Friday at Zabeel Park Gate – 1 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.