Is there any time you feel so proudly Swedish as when living abroad?! The Swedish expats in the UAE were invitied to celebrate the Swedish National Day (in advance) on the 2 June and so they did!
More than 200 people gathered at the Habtoor Grand Resort in Dubai to wave their Swedish flags and indulge in traditional Swedish foods. H.E the Ambassador of Sweden to the UAE, Mr. Henrik Landerholm, also attended the celebrations together with his family. To get us all in the right mood, Lisette Ullman treated us to some beautiful singing and together the whole crowd sang the national anthem. As it was very much a family event, children got entertained by Art Village Nursery, our Swedish nursery here in Dubai. The staff had brought a variety of arts and crafts and the older kids enjoyed a classic quiz - all in Swedish of course!
We want to thank everyone who attended and made this a day to remember! We couldn't have done it without you - and not without our amazing sponsors! Thank you to Volvo Cars, Emirates, GAC, Art Village Nursery, Fagerhult, Stora Enso, Lili & Lala and CarpetCC.
Prizes and winners
Emirates: 2 tickets to Colombo, Sri Lanka including 3 nights stay at the Heritance Negombo including breakfast and private transfers to and from the hotel in Sri Lanka.
Winner: Inger Olsson
Volvo Cars: A weekend test drive in a Volvo XC40
The new Volvo XC40 – European Car of the Year 2018 – the small SUV that’s big on innovation. With expressive design, ingenious storage and smart technology, it’s built for city life.
Winner: Thomas Andersson
CarpetsCC – 2 designer cushions in yellow velvet. Cecilia Setterdahl is taking her own unique canvas compositions and turning them into beautiful handcrafted, limited edition carpets with Gallery in Dubai Design District.
Winner: Ayden Lindberg
Lili & Lala: Girl’s handbag and Swedish coloured hair clips – perfect for a Swedish National Day! Swedish brand with clothes and accessories for girls 2-12 years and women, produced by skilled tailors in India who work under fair conditions. All styles and prints are designed uniquely for Lili & Lala.
Winner: Lisette Uhlmann
Zest Restaurants: 2x AED 75 vouchers.
Winner: Annika Schauman
KIDS – Quiz
IKEA – Colorful Gift Bag. Winner: Theodor Lindberg
IKEA – Jenga game. Winner: Yousif Abdullatif
Dubai Book – Footprints in Dubai. Winner: Victoria Jonsson