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United Arab Emirates Memories

Posted on | December 3, 2014 | No Comments

Hosting a radio talk-show in the United Arab Emirates makes me a very fortunate person.

This year on National Day I simply asked people to text and call into the studio to share their stories.

Of course broadcasting during a holiday can be a very difficult task as the usual listener is nowhere near the radio.

My 1st caller, a UAE National, as he said had many great stories to share.

What we learn is the fantastic change that has happened in the UAE over 43 years.

As Jamal says, it is almost overwhelming to think of how the nation has developed.

Jamal comes back to the fact that he didn’t understand the significance of his father taking him to the flag raising of the UAE 43 years ago but today it is a defining moment of his life!

The UAE National Archives has partnered with Google to celebrate the birth of the UAE.

A very nice article on the partnership with Google was written in the National.

According to the National, Dr. Abdulla El Reyes, director-general of the National Archives, said he hopes that the resources help both Emiratis and expatriates understand the country’s history ahead of National Day on December 2.

As we were talking about National Day Dr. Abdulla called the program!

Dr. Abdulla had some great stories and great memories to share.

I particularly love how he learned English and his favorite food to this day!

A great night and great guests talking about the UAE.

Here is the entire podcast.



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