Abu Dhabi Airports is celebrating the national day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, marking the close ties between the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, particularly within the fields of air transport and tourism. To mark the 89th year since the unification of the Kingdom, Abu Dhabi Airports is conducting a range of activations and activities in and around Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) from Saturday, September 21, to Monday, September 23.
These activities include a Saudi band performing several traditional songs each day, celebratory signage throughout terminals one and three, and the distribution of Saudi flags, dates, coffee, stamps, scarves, pins and a variety of gifts to passengers arriving from or departing to the Kingdom.
In addition, Abu Dhabi Airports is lighting up the ATC Tower, projecting the UAE and Saudi flags, preparing special signage and luggage tags for use at check-in counters and baggage claim, and unveiling a unique Snapchat filter designed to celebrate the occasion.
Bryan Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We have the special privilege of being able to welcome our Saudi brothers and sisters from the moment they set foot in the UAE, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate this historic occasion with them.”
“Our wide variety of activities and activations embrace the close relationship and unity between the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We look forward to ensuring everyone traveling to or arriving from the Kingdom feels at home in Abu Dhabi, enjoys a smooth and seamless travel experience, and has the opportunity to explore everything the UAE has to offer,” added Thompson.