A three day event ( 13-15 August 2023) celebrating Indian art and heritage, 'Bharat Utsav' is being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE). The festival, which commemorates India's Independence Day on August 15th, aims to display the country's diverse cultural richness.
With live performances, literary discussions, entertainment, and a showcase of delectable Indian culinary traditions, 'Bharat Utsav' aims to highlight the rich arts and aesthetics that make India truly remarkable.
The opening day of the festival featured artwork representing all Indian states, each adorned with unique motifs. The festival also featured classical Indian music performances, cultural exhibitions, and instrumental music and dances from across India.
India and UAE
India shares close economic ties with the UAE . In 2022-23 UAE was the third largest trading partner country after the United States of America and China .
The total trade between the two countries in 2022-23 was USD 76.16 billion.
UAE is the second largest destination for India's merchandise export after the United States of America.
India has signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with UAE to boost free trade between the two countries .It was implemented on 1st May 2022.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the leading employer of Indian expatriates. According to the government of India 35.54 lakhs Indians are currently employed in the UAE.
United Arab Emirate (UAE)
It is a federation of seven Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Khaimah, Ajmain, Fujairah, Umm -Al-Quwain. It is an Arabian country.
Abu Dhabi is the largest of the emirates and is the centre of UAE oil business.
It is situated in the West Asia /Middle East region of the world in the Arabian Peninsula.
UAE in its present form came into existence in 1971.
Capital of UAE: Abu Dhabi
Currency: Emirati Dirham
President of UAE: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He is the king of Abu Dhabi and the supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces.