DarGlobal Joins Hands with Spanish Council: Lighting Up Abu Dhabi in Celebratory Colors of Spain’s National Day!

October 20, 2023: The Spanish Business Council (SBC) set the stage for one of the most relevant and popular celebrations of the year. The Spanish National Day on 12th October 2023, marks a significant milestone in its illustrious history. The grand gala, orchestrated by the SBC in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, was an exuberant blend of festivity and unity.

The Spanish National Day Celebration 2023 witnessed over 2,000 attendees, making it a historic moment for the SBC. It was a testament to the organization’s dedication to promoting business ties, fostering cultural exchange, and building a thriving community. The event epitomized the values of unity, diversity, and collaboration that both Spain and the UAE cherish.

This celebration is not only for the Spanish community, but for its friends and colleagues in the country, the United Arab Emirates. Eminent guests from the UAE and Spain graced the occasion, making it an unforgettable and meaningful event. Notably, the guest of honor was H. E. Aysha bin Suwaidan Al Suwaidi, Director of the Department of European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a testament to the robust bilateral relations between the UAE and Spain.

The event started with heartfelt speeches from the Ambassador of Spain, Íñigo de Palacio España, and the President of the Spanish Business Council, Guillermo Cobelo. These addresses reiterated the commitment to nurturing the strong and dynamic relationship between Spain and the UAE across various sectors.

The celebration was a vibrant tapestry of culture, recognition, and togetherness. The “Friends of Spain” awards, presented to prominent Emirati institutions, exemplified the commitment to fostering stronger ties between the two nations. The recipients of these prestigious awards included:

    • H.E. Mohammad Ahmad Al Murr, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library (MBRL)
    • H.E. Muamar AbuShehab, CEO of Tawazun Council
    • Notable talents from Adia Lab:
      • HE. Abdulla AlKetbi, Chairman of the Operations Board
      • Ms. Fatima Almheiri, Vice Chairman of the Operations Board
These awards not only acknowledge the invaluable contributions of these institutions but also strengthen the bonds of friendship and collaboration.

The evening was a delightful fusion of Spanish culture and Emirati warmth. A live station featuring authentic paella, generously sponsored by La Fallera, graced the event, offering a taste of Spain’s culinary excellence. Moreover, guests had the privilege of experiencing a live ham-cutting demonstration by the known Chef José Pizarro, who presented a delectable Cinco Jotas ham, courtesy of José by Pizarro restaurant located at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.

The SBC extends its heartfelt appreciation to all sponsors and partners who made this grand celebration possible. It is through their generous support and unwavering commitment that we can continue to strengthen the bonds of friendship and partnership between Spain and the UAE.

SBC Sponsors: Técnicas Reunidas, Royal Arrow, Ninety Nine SB Investment, Coxabengoa, Acciona, Aiuken Cybersecurity, Amadeus, Augusta Capital, Barceló Hotel Group, Cepsa, Cosentino, Melia International Hotels, Rif Trust, Typsa, y Whitehall.
National Day of Spain Sponsors: ACK3, Airbus, Aqualia, ASISA, BBVA, Bodegas Arzuaga, CAF, CaixaBank, Centaurus International, Comité de Agricultura Ecológica de la Comunidad de Madrid, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, Dar Global, El Correo del Golfo, ElPozo, Erdhart, ESPA, Estrella Galicia, Familia Torres, Frinsa, Galicia Calidade, Grupo Oesia, Gulf Business Consulting, IE University, IGC Middle East Group, iMaker, Indra, José by Pizarro, La Despensa, La Fallera, LaLiga, Navantia, Neolith, Porcelanosa, Prince, Quirón Salud, Roca, Sener, Sunset Hospitality, Taste of Spain, Teka, Televes, Tilda, TK Elevator, Tubacex, Universidad de Navarra, Xunta de Galicia, y Zamora Company

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