Our nation was established on the values of its founding fathers. The principles that guided us in the past shine brighter than ever today. In the Year of the 50th, Etihad presents the values of the UAE through innovative expressionists. Watch this space to follow these inspiring stories as they unfold.
Uniquely progressive, yet deeply rooted in culture and tradition, the UAE is one of the most distinct nations in the world. As this country embarked on its journey 50 years ago, it started with the values that guide its path even today.
In the Year of the 50th, Etihad brings these values to life through the creations of talented expressionists whose work embodies these principles.
Age is never a barrier if you are genuinely passionate about something. The ardent love of culinary arts drove Aysha Al Obeidli to earn the 'The Youngest Emirati Chef' title. The exquisite fusion of diverse cultures personified in Chef Aysha's creation serves as a symbol of the UAE's enduring value of inclusiveness.
Nothing brings her more pride than watching the UAE’s flag held high at the sporting events she competes. A national champion and the country’s first figure skater, Zahra Lari, exemplifies the values of resilience and discipline that she learned from the people of her nation. View the signature moves that continue to empower her as she graced the ice rink for Etihad.
With an unconventional view of the world and a sharp sense of humour, black & white artist, Abdulla Lutfi, draws what he sees with honest strokes on his canvas. As an Emirati artist from the autism spectrum, he has used his distinctive, witty style to create an inspiring art project that highlights the 50 years of the UAE.
A master of his craft, the legend of the Emirati art community, is as generous a man as you would expect from an artist of the UAE. To commemorate the Year of the 50th, he has used watercolour as a medium to create a masterpiece that reflects the mood and transformational history of this great nation.
She found her true calling by fostering the love of reading in children through her books. Maitha’s deep passion for her country and its traditions always reflects in her work. On the occasion of the UAE’s 50th anniversary, her latest book highlights the many heroes who contribute to the success of the nation's carrier, Etihad.
Whether it is music or aviation, Osama El Maghreby's talent is evident in everything he does. A life filled with adventure and creativity beckoned him to the UAE, a land that he considers his second home. Being a cabin crew with the unique ability to play four different instruments, the violin, guitar, keyboard, and oud, makes him an inspiration to those around him.
The year of the 50th marks 50 years since seven founding fathers united in peace to form the UAE; a nation shaped by values and sacrifice, and propelled forward by innovation and inclusivity.
Rising together at 50 is our celebration of that remarkable journey and the incredible growth of a country and its people.
From free flights and bonus Etihad Guest Miles, to discount vouchers for experiences across Abu Dhabi; we’re giving away 50,000 prizes to celebrate 50 years of the UAE.
This is the country we’re proud to call home, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.