On Monday the UAE celebrate the 10th anniversary of the accession of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid as Ruler of Dubai. He is a remarkable leader not only nationally, but also regionally and globally. It is a day for celebration and for giving thanks.
Under his wise guidance Dubai has developed rapidly and witnessed a sustained economic boom, despite the global economic crisis of 2008. He has helped position the emirate – and the nation at large – for the future by strengthening the non-oil economy. Construction, travel, tourism and retail; all have blossomed under his stewardship.
His other achievements last year include the establishment of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives foundation. The foundation will consolidate the work of 28 aid organisations such as Dubai Cares, UAE Water Aid and the blindness-prevention charity Noor Dubai, and will carry out more than 1,400 humanitarian programmes in 116 countries.
In the 10 years that Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid has been Ruler of Dubai, the emirate has not only defied a global economic crisis, but emerged from it bigger, better, stronger, smarter – and happier.
The President, Shaikh Khalifa, on Saturday congratulated Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid before Monday’s 10th anniversary of his accession as Ruler of Dubai.
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