A Swedish celebration!

Yesterday (June 8th) the Swedish expats and our extended community in the UAE were invited to celebrate the Swedish National Day!
2 days after the actual day didn’t stop anyone feeling festive.

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Even though many people celebrated EID this week and weekend, more than 130 people gathered at the Hilton Jumeirah, the walk, in Dubai to indulge in a Swedish inspired buffet with a speech by H.E the Ambassador of Sweden to the UAE, Mr. Henrik Landerholm, who attended the celebrations together with his wife Ann. We were very happy to once again have Lisette Uhlmann treating us with some beautiful singing, increasing the Swedish spirit. She also performed an adorable song with all the children. Being an event for the whole family, children got entertained by the fantastic Art Village Nursery. Their staff had brought a variety of arts and crafts, there was a movie room as well (with popcorn - a must) and the kids enjoyed a classic quiz - all in Swedish of course. The children’s activities were topped off with a very appreciated “fiskdamm”.

We want to thank everyone who attended and made this a day to remember! We couldn't have done it without you - and not without our amazing sponsors! THANK YOU to Emirates, GAC, Art Village Nursery, Electrolux and Stora Enso.

We also had great prize and food sponsors, helping us with that extra sparkle for the event. The Raffle’s BIG WINNER of Emirates return tickets for 2 to Porto, Portugal, including a 3 nights stay in a deluxe room at Crown Plaza Porto, was Sara van der Loo! CONGRATULATIONS Sara!

IKEA - Food for the buffet and candy for childrens giftbags.
MidWay MiddleEast/Stjärnägg
- Swedish eggs for the buffet and items for childrens giftbags.
CC Carpets
- 5 books for childrens quiz.
Mövenpick IBN Battuta -
A dinner voucher for 2 at Mistral restaurant.
Studio One Hotel -
A voucher for 1 night stay for 2.
Versace Spa -
A voucher for a 60 min massage.
Smörrebröd
- 2 vouchers for brunch for 2 people each.
Hilton Jumeirah
 - A dinner voucher for 2 in Oceana Restaurant

A sincere THANK YOU to all of you from the whole Swedish Community in the UAE,
and a THANK YOU to the very helpful and service minded event staff at Hilton Jumeirah!

 

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Ullrika Brandberg