UAE: Elaborate Ceremony for the New Academic Year

Brn, from Al Ain, UAE, writes about the elaborate ceremonies staged to usher in the new academic year at the university. “Each year, Sheikh Nahayan, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, as well as Chancellor of the UAE University, comes to give his opening address, and the red carpet is literally rolled out. I have to admit, to me, some of the preparations seem more than a little overboard,” he explains.

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