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Al-Futtaim Motors celebrates the UAE’s 44th National Day

Al-Futtaim Motors became one of the country’s key large scale employers, laying the ground for a strong workforce

Al-Futtaim Motors is marking the occasion of the UAE’s 44th anniversary by raising multiple national flags across its nationwide Toyota, Lexus and Hino facilities.

Established on 2nd December, 1971, the UAE National Day is a celebration of the nation’s independence and the joining of seven emirates under the rule of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the UAE and father of the nation. The UAE has since seen unprecedented growth for one of the youngest nations in the world, and established itself as the region’s business, trading and tourism hub.

This year also marks 60 years since the establishment of Al-Futtaim Motors, growing from a modest importer of a handful of Land Cruisers and Toyopets into the country’s largest automotive distributor under the banner of Al-Futtaim Motors, becoming an integral part of the fabric of the nation.

In that time, Al-Futtaim Motors became one of the country’s key large scale employers, laying the ground for a strong workforce that would provide mobility solutions to individuals, private businesses and governmental and municipal organisations.

Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Motors, commented on the occasion: “For six decades, we have worked tirelessly to help build what has become one of the fastest growing and most recognized nations the world’s over. As the automotive leader in the UAE, we are committed to usher in the future of mobility in this great nation.”

Cake cutting ceremonies were held across all Al-Futtaim Motors facilities, with a special ceremony held at Toyota showroom in Dubai Festival City attended by Len Hunt, President of Al-Futtaim Automotive, and dignitaries from Dubai Police.

Yousuf Ali Al Raeesi, General Manager, Government Relations, Health Security, Safety and Environment at Al-Futtaim Motors, explained the significance of this landmark day: “For 44 years, the UAE has grown to become the region’s business and tourism hub, placing a great emphasis on developing the leaders of the future and setting many precedents across industries. Under the leadership of His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Al-Futtaim Motors is looking forward to another 60 years of growth and prosperity.”

Starting today, November 25th 2015, all Al-Futtaim Motors Toyota, Lexus and Hino facilities will hold a week-long celebration until December 3rd that will include commemorative gifts for associates and customers.