On Thursday, 7th December 2017 almost 500 Finns and friend of Finland gathered together to celebrate the centenary of Finland in the Polo and Equestrian Club in Dubai. Blue and white decoration, traditional Finnish food and the dance music provided a piece of Finland in the middle of the desert. Besides the national anthems of Finland and the UAE the night was filled with speeches, songs by the Finnish choir Kiljuhanhet, Finnish music and dance. The guests got a chance to enjoy Finnish dishes on the menu such as gravlax, karelian pasties and meatballs served with ambassador’s handpicked and handmade lingonberry jam. Great thanks to all the guests and sponsors who made it possible to organize the event!