FUJAIRAH // A ceremony was held on Saturday by the Fujairah International Marine Club to launch the ‘Seven Pearls in Love of UAE’, a national initiative rolled out by the ‘We Are All UAE’ Society under the patronage of Sheikh Dhiyab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the Society, to mark the upcoming 43rd National Day.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Sharqi and Sheikh Musalam bin Ham Al Amri, Chairman of the Board of the Society, attended the event, which will see the organisers grow a pearl in the sea of each of the emirates, carrying the UAE’s flag, Spirit of the Union logo, name of the emirate and the logo of the Society.
Fujairah had the honour to be the launchpad of the seven-emirate initiative, a brainchild of the UAE adventurer Saeed Al Mamari, who is leading the team of divers.
Sheikh Ahmed presented the pearl to the diver who planted it in the sea.
Ras Al Khaimah will be the initiative’s next stop. Organisers say ‘Seven Pearls in Love of UAE’ is a message of loyalty and belonging to the UAE and of love, allegiance and gratitude to the UAE’s leader, President Sheikh Khalifa, and other UAE leaders.
They also expressed hope that the initiative would find its way to the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest diving journey in the world.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Sharqi thanked Sheikh Dhiyab for his kind patronage of the initiative, which he said expresses the value of unity and translates the feelings of loyalty and belonging to the UAE.
“This patriotic work is a valuable addition to the bright record of the UAE youth, who prove in national occasions their profound love and loyalty to the nation and leadership.” he added.