Anyone who has been in the UAE at this time of year knows how important National Day is. It is a time when we celebrate the birth and the culture of the UAE and recognise the impact of all those who founded this nation and built it into what it is today.
At the British International School Abu Dhabi, National Day is one of the highlights of our year. The school is transformed into a family festival and it is a wonderful place to celebrate and to come together as one community. Whether you wish to come to enjoy all the entertainment and activities on offer, or whether you just want to enjoy a family picnic, all are welcome. Please also feel free to bring along friends and family to take part in this special occasion.
For new members of the BIS Abu Dhabi community, the National Day celebrations at the school and throughout Abu Dhabi over the coming weekend are a great way to learn more about the UAE, its traditions and its history. There are so many exciting events to help understand Emirati culture and the pride and the welcoming nature of the UAE. Please do take part in all that you can.
There are two days holiday to celebrate National Day so the school will be closed on Sunday and Monday. In the meantime though, we look forward to seeing at the National Day celebration on Wednesday afternoon.
Patrick Horne, Principal