The United Arab Emirates became a country on December 2nd, 1971. The Zayed University National Day festivities for the 30th birthday of the UAE were held a few days early. Festifities were held in the evening, as it was Ramadan. Lots of food, lots of fun. Many traditional activities held into the evening, and of course, things to buy! With plenty of donations to charities.

The first bunch of pictures are of the campus decked out for the festivities, as the sun goes down and people gather.

Happy Birthday, UAE!

Jim got to hold a falcon,

and I got henna done, of course.
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