DUBAI: The French nationalities living and residing in the UAE, have been deeply moved and touched by seeing their National flag colours displayed on iconic places in the UAE, particularly Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab in Dubai among other structures.
The savage attacks have shocked every Frenchman/woman in Dubai and the other Emirates.
Here are some of the views: Majdi Abed, General Consul of France in Dubai, said, “As expressed by HE the French Ambassador to the UAE, Michel Miraillet, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Emirati authorities and in particular to all the leaders and the UAE Foreign Minister for their prompt response of support and solidarity from the earliest moments of these cowardly and barbaric attacks.
Warm feelings of comfort, sympathy and friendly support are welcome in such dire times and living proof of the great support we have always come to expect from Dubai and Emirati people.
A tweet from the French Embassy read in part: “The French embassy in the UAE denounces and condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorism act committed in Paris on Friday.”
Himed Labidi said, “I live in Dubai since almost three years. I’m very shocked by what happened in France this weekend. I followed the news from the very first attack on late Friday and kept watching TV the whole night to follow the news. As hard as it seems to be, we need to keep calm and united to face this situation. I trust my country, I know we’ll be able to tackle these problems. I think about my family and friends in France, all my thoughts are with them.
Lilia Ammour, a French national living in Dubai, said, “I’m very shocked about the Paris attacks and I’m conveying my prayers and condolences to all the victims’ families and friends of this inhuman act.
“I feel very worried as all my family and friends live in Paris and its suburbs and since the attack, I’ve been telling my family to stay home and follow the government orders.
Maybe this could happen again in public transports and places, anywhere.
As a Muslim, I also want to express that I deeply and strongly condemn these attacks as these were carried out by sick people and they have nothing to do with Islam.
They are having a false reading and understanding of the Holy Quran. My religion teaches me to be good to all the people, not to harm or kill anyone but instead to be humble.
Vanessa Vesugina said, “No one is safe from Daesh …we need to be more vigilant, in our move. One of my friends was in Paris and rescued from the shots, while other people were dying in Bataclan. I’m also very apprehensive of my next holidays in Paris.
Another expat, Naima Nemoi, said, “I pray with love for all the victims and their families.”