x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

40,000 lanterns light up Ajman corniche

Residents of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain joined in National Day celebrations with activities on the Corniche.

Forty thousand Chinese lanterns were lit in Ajman in celebration of the 41st UAE National Day. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Forty thousand Chinese lanterns were lit in Ajman in celebration of the 41st UAE National Day. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

National Day parades were held on the Corniche in Ajman and Umm Al Quwain yesterday.

In Ajman, 40,000 Chinese lanterns decorated in UAE colours were released into the air as part of a spectacular world-record attempt that attracted large crowds.

In a celebration of Emirati culture, the Ajman department of culture, youth and community development held an evening at which UAE poets, including Rashid bin Ghalaita, read some of their most popular works to assembled fans.

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