Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak visits Support Units Festival

ABU DHABI, 25th January, 2016 (WAM)–Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, visited today the fourth Support Units Shooting Festival, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

The event is held by the command of the support units of the armed forces in Sabkha Hafar district at Al Ain – Abu Dhabi Road.

Accompanied by Staff Major General Abdullah Mohair Al Ketbi, Commander of the Support Units and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the festival, Sheikh Nahyan was briefed about the activities of the festival, which runs until 2nd February. He toured the festival, where he inspected the pavilions and the latest locally-made guns. Sheikh Nahyan also participated in the shooting, and visited the heritage village.

Sheikh Nahyan commended the support of the wise leadership to the huge development being experienced by the UAE armed forces. He also praised the command of the support units’ efforts in organising the festival and communicating with all members of the community.

The festival aims at developing the skills of people of the UAE in shooting, promoting the spirit of competition, patriotism and loyalty to the government, as well as promoting the cohesion between the armed forces and members of the community.