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Launch of the First Ghaf Festival
Aimed at today’s youth and to honour the significance of Ghaf trees in Emirati tradition and culture, the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment and the Dubai Police General Headquarters joined hands to launch the first Ghaf Festival at the Dubai Police Academy.
The inauguration was attended by Major General Prof. Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahad, the Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Zayed Foundation and Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Academic Affairs and Training at Dubai Police, Brigadier General Dr. Ghaith Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Director of Dubai Police Academy, Brigadier Ahmed Mohammed Rafi, Director General of Administrative Affairs at Dubai Police and Dr. Meshgan Al Awar, Secretary-General of Zayed Foundation and Director of Research and Studies Centre at Dubai Police Academy.
The event saw students of Hemaya School participate in various educational activities that reminded them of Ghaf tree’s place as an important element of UAE’s national identity and its designation as the official emblem of the Year of Tolerance.