On Day 6 of [email protected], we visited the UAE Embassy in Paris. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by H.E. Maadhad Hareb Mughair Al Khaili, the UAE Ambassador to France and his team.
We were then led to a conference room where the Ambassador spoke to us about the role of the UAE Embassy in Paris in nurturing the bonds between France and the UAE and the services provided to Emiratis traveling to France as well as to visitors traveling to the UAE.
Through many personal stories, the Ambassador also discussed the formidable transformation of the UAE from a quiet backwater populated by nomadic Bedouin tribes, fishing villages and date farms on the desertic Gulf Peninsula into a fast-growing modern economy with state-of-the art infrastructure and iconic skyscrapers, as well as a vast melting pot of nationalities and cultures.
The Embassy had also organised a Libanese buffet in our honour. The Ambassador discussed further with us about the importance for Emirati youth to develop leadership and business skills to build the UAE of tomorrow.
After an exchange of gifts, a couple of thank you speeches from our fellow students, we ended our visit with a group photo and some selfies!
The Ambassador was very kind and generous which made us very proud as UAE students.
Hajir, Taif, Abdullah