On November 29th 2017, the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Prague celebrated the 46th National Day of the UAE, which falls on December 2nd every year. The anniversary celebrates the announcement of the establishment of this state by its founder His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The UAE has made significant contributions to improving the quality of life and eliminating poverty and unemployment in many societies around the world through development assistance distributed in 178 countries, totaling 49 billion dollars by the end of 2016 , as stated by the ambassador of the UAE Abdulla Mohamed Al Maainah , who presented his letter of credence to the President Miloš Zeman on October 24th 2017. H.E. addressed his opening speech to the present guests at the ceremony who among others included the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic His Excellency Radek Vondráček, the Vice President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic His Excellency Jaroslav Kubera , Deputy Vice Prime Minister for Science, Research and Innovation Mrs. Lucie Orgoníková, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Václav Kolaja, Deputy Minister of Defence and Armed Forces of the Czech Republic Tomáš Kuchta, and Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Pavel Klucký.
From left: H.E. Abdulla Mohamed Al Maainah, Ambassador of UAE and Radek Vondráček, ANO party, Chairman of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Chamber of Deputies
From left: H. E. Valery Kurdyukov, Ambassador of Belarus and H.E. Tigran Seiranian, Ambassador of Armenia
From left: Josef Koutský, former ambassador to Libya and H.E Husein O. A. Abushawashi, Ambassador of Lybia
From left: H.E. Edvilas Radonskis, Ambassador of Lithuania and Latchezar Petkov, Ambassador of Bulgaria
From left: H. E. Jan Thompson, Ambassador of the United Kingdom, H. E. Ines Troha, Ambassador of Croatia, and H.E. Gérard Philipps, Ambassador of Luxembourgh
From left: Ing. Eva Dvořáková, MBA, Ambassador Group, Jaroslav Kubera, Senator with his wife, and JUDr. Vlastimil Dvořák, Ambassador Group
All foreign ambassadors on the stage
Wives of the ambassadors on the stage
From left: H.E. Ahmet Necati Bigali, Ambassador of Turkey and H.E. Israr Hussain, Ambassador of Pakistan
From left: H.E. Roland Galharague, Ambassador of France, H.E. Manuela Franco, Ambassador of Portugal and H.E. Edvilas Radonskis, Ambassador of Lithuania
Far right Bořivoj Trejbal, Country Manager of Emirates Airline, supervising a lottery to win an air ticket to UEA.
From left: H.E. Abdulla Mohamed Al Maainah, Ambassador of UAE and Jiří Uklein, Chancellor of the Senate of the Parliament
Cake cutting by from left: H.E. Ahmet Necati Bigali, Ambassador of Turkey, H.E. Abdulla Mohamed Al Maainah, Ambassador of UAE and H.E. Israr Hussain, Ambassador of Pakistan
H.E. Abdulla Mohamed Al Maainah, Ambassador of the UAE with his wife Aida and son Hussain
H.E. Abdulla Mohamed Al Maainah with his wife Aida and son Hussain, in the middle Ms. Ibtisam Alkhayyal Al-Ali, Second Secretary of the UAE Embassy
From left: Michael Specking, cluster General Manager of Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town with his colleague handing over flowers to Mrs Aida, wife of H.E. Abdulla AlMaainah