Mohammed bin Rashid attends reception Dubai, 22 March 2005(WAM)--General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence attended here last night a reception hosted by Abdullah Rashid Juma bin Eid on the occasion of the wedding of his son , Mohammed to the daughter of Major General Mussbah Rashid Al Fatan, Director of the Office of the Dubai Crown Prince. The reception was also attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Kindi, Federal National Council Speaker , Dr. Ali Abdullah Al Kaabi, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Dr. Mohammed Khalfan bin Kharbash, Minister of State for Finance and Industrial Affairs in addition to other senior officials.
Mohammed bin Rashid receives French Minister Abu Dhabi, 22 March(WAM)--General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence received here today Gilles de Robien, French Minister for Public Works, Transport, Housing, Tourism and Marine Affairs.
During the meeting , the French official conveyed to Sheikh Mohammed the greetings of President Jacques Chirac of France and his appreciation for the great achievements that the UAE had made over the last three decades.
He also expressed his country's willingness to broaden the scope of cooperation with the UAE .
Separately, Sheikh Mohammed received members of the board of directors of the world Gold Council who held their 16th meeting in Dubai.
Poem from shekih Mohammed to his wife sheikha Hind
This Poem was presented to sheikha Hind From Her husband sheikh Mohammed on their 21 st anniversary in year 2000
it has her name in it at the end... enjoy... To..?
You are like you are though much happened
Dearest one, nobody attains your dearness to me
Your dearness I do not hide but declare it openly
Oh my foremost dream, ahead of me and after me
The letters of your name in my heart hold a secret
Your name for the description of beauty stands in
Oh perfume of 'ud, when arranged, scattered
And the first the third as the 'ud is Hindi*
For you beyond the limit of your lifetime a lifetime, and for me a lifetime
With you, and all that is left of life is immortality
Oh pure as the full moon! Oh aunt of the full moon!
Oh light! Oh scattered Arabian jasmine and roses!
When you depart one hour I feel it an era
I keep a vigil at the door awaiting your return
The course of nights, and nights have a course,
Did not change me and you are my days of bliss
Oh lady of the fair, the rosy and the tan
Oh fondness, I cannot measure the ebb and flow
I have seen all nights as the Night of Destiny
And my existence thence since first I saw you, oh my love, passion
*The line is a pun on the Arabic word for perfume, “dhn”: shifting the first letter to the third position gives “hnd”. India is the source of the finest (and now rarest) 'ud.
Dubai Crown Prince receives Intel CEO Dubai, 27 March, 05 (WAM) - General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister received here today Dr. Craig Barrett, Chief Executive Officer of the Intel Corporation.
Sheikh Mohammed discussed with Dr. Barrett the rapid transformation in the information technology currently witnessed in the UAE.
Dr. Barrett praised Sheikh Mohammed's vision for Dubai and his initiatives in the IT fields which helped UAE to become the favourite destination for investors.
"Dubai has become the destination of choice for computer and information technology firms, thanks to the excellent facilities provided by the Internet City which is considered an incubator for technology businesses," he added.
The meeting, which was attended by Mohammed Al Gergawi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding and Ahmed Binbyat, Director General of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone, also explored avenues of spreading IT knowledge in the region through the Dubai Internet City.
Mohammed bin Rashid visits Equestrian exhibition Dubai, 28 March 2005(WAM)--General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown and Minister of Defence visited here today Dubai International Equestrian Paraphernalia Exhibition which is currently under way. Sheikh Mohammed toured different parts of the exhibition which has brought together 16 countries.
Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dubai Men's College DUBAI, 30 MAR. 05 (WAM)--General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, today officially inaugurated the new buildings of the Dubai Men's College.
He and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education, toured the buildings and spoke with the students.
Sheikh Mohammed said he was pleased to see such modern installations and orientate himself with computer and technology-based teaching methods applied in the College.
"The Dubai Men's College is the right step in the right direction and a nucleus of a future university city in Dubai, which will include new colleges and universities," said the Dubai Crown Prince.
On his part, Sheikh Nahyan dedicated the achievement to the soul of late president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE. He also thanked President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his "infinite support" for education and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, for his generous bracing of the education sector in general and the Dubai Colleges of Technology in particular.
Built on a total area of 43,000 sq. meters, the new installations of Dubai Men's College cost around Dh 200 million, according to Passim Sultan, director general of Dubai Municipality, which executed the project on the directions of Sheikh Maktoum and Mohammed bin Rashid.
A momentous boost for education By Bassam Za'za', Staff ReporterDubai: In a step described as a "momentous occasion," the long-awaited new campus of Dubai Men's College was officially inaugurated at Academic City in Ruwayyah yesterday.
Addressing an audience of more than 500, the UAE Minister of Education and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology said: "To all of us who have witnessed the birth of the college in 1989 and followed its progress, this is indeed a momentous occasion. It is a celebration of our many accomplishments over the years and it renews our confidence in the future."
"On this day, we dedicate these new facilities to the enlightened and wise leadership of the UAE's founding father, the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan," said Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
The Dubai police band participated in the opening ceremony. Several students displayed electronic, mechanical, photographic and technical projects as well as business-related UAE heritage projects.
The ceremony was held under the patronage of General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, who attended the occasion.
"It is a high personal honour to welcome General Shaikh Mohammad, who is without question, an embodiment of the hopes and aspirations of the UAE people. He is truly a quintes-sential leader.
"His vision, his energy, and his commitment to excellence have enabled Dubai to achieve great economic success becoming a premier city in the Gulf," Shaikh Nahyan said.
The Dubai Crown Prince's support of education, in particular, reflects his profound commitment to the development of human resources in the country, said the Education Minister.
Shaikh Mohammad, Shaikh Nahyan and other guests explored the campus's facilities and looked at many of the students' scientific projects.
Shaikh Mohammad said he was pleased to see such modern installations and orient himself with computer and technology-based teaching methods applied in the college.
"The Dubai Men's College is the right step in the right direction and a nucleus of a future University City in Dubai, which will include new colleges and universities," said the Dubai Crown Prince.
"I am very happy with what I have seen today, because this is applied science. Applied science assists students when they graduate, especially when they join the workplace," he said.
"It is an exciting time to be in Dubai and to be at the college. We look forward to providing quality education to the future leaders of the UAE," the director of Dubai Men's College, Dr Bill Vega, told Gulf News.
In a move set to raise the benchmark of educational services across the region, DMC and IBM meanwhile announced the completion of the highly sophisticated IT infrastructure at the new campus.
The project provides DMC students with access to advanced educational technologies and helps position the college as an e-learning pioneer in the Gulf.
The campus features some of the latest technologies that enable new methods of learning, including online video lectures and online library archives and video conferencing.
Mohammed bin Rashid helps ten men get out of jail Dubai, 3 April , 05 (WAM) - General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince ,UAE Defence Minister and Chairmanof Police and Public Security today helped ten inmates, nine nationals and one Indian, to breeze the air of freedom again after having settled their diya or blood money.
The initiative was made in response to pleadings made by the prisoners who were entangled by diya cases , and which the Dubai T.V. brodcasted.
It was also necessitated by Sheikh Mohammed's concern that such elements return to the society as productive and effective members of the UAE community.
Mohammed bin Rashid receives Al Ahli players
Apr 4, 2005
Mohammed bin Rashid receives Al Ahli players Dubai, 4 April, 05 (WAM) - General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, UAE Defence Minister and honorary chairman of Al Ahli Club, received here this evening members of the club's football team who were heading to Kuwait for a an away match against Kuwait club in the Asian Cup Champions league.
Sheikh Mohammed urged the players to put up best performance and to reflect the image of their country.
Mohammed bin Rashid receives Chairman of British Bank
Apr 5, 2005
Mohammed bin Rashid receives Chairman of British Bank Dubai , 5 April, 2005 (WAM)--General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister has received here today Sir John Bond, Chairman of the British Holding Group, HSBC, who is on a visit to the UAE to see the progress of the Group's progress and to meet with UAE officials in the economic and banking sectors.
Sir Bond expressed his surprise and admiration as to the tremendous development in ddifferent areas making Dubai one of the fastest economically growing cities in the entire world accompanied by technological advancement.
He lauded the facilities provided for HSCB by the UAE , affirming that the booming national economy was one of the basic entities of global economy and a powerful element of attracting external investments ,especially in the banking and financial sectors.
Sheikh Mohammed also received Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak, Minister of Public Works who briefed him of the activities and projects and programmes of his Ministry.
Both meetings were attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum,Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation, Major General Musabah Rashid Al Fattan , Director Dubai Crown Prince's Office, Sultan bin Saleem, Executive Director of Dubai Seaports and Customs Authority, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gargawi , Chairman of Dubai Holding Company and a number of officials.
Mohammed bin Rashid receives Turkish Foreign Minister
Apr 6, 2005 - 09:19 -
Mohammed bin Rashid receives Turkish Foreign Minister Dubai, 6 April 2005 (WAM)--General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister has received here today Abdullah Gul, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affaires who conveyed to him greetings from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Sheikh Mohammed and Gul discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Turkey and the status quo in the region.
Gul lauded the wise policy pursued by the UAE leadership at both the regional and global levels, which he described as very respected by Turkey. He also referred to the advanced developmental projects which were being implemented by Dubai emirate.
He said that Turkey was concerned with enhancing bilateral ties between both countries, especially in areas of economics, technology and exchange of technical and administrative experiences .
Sheikh Mohammed affirmed UAE readiness to extend expertise and training assistance to friendly and sisterly nations which could benefit from the rich experience gained by the UAE in building its national economy and integrated financial and investments markets, that have proved their ability to satisfy the needs and aspirations of global firms operating in technology, tourism, information and banking sectors.
The meeting was attended by Sultan bin Salim, Chief Executive of Dubai Seaports and Customs Mohammed Al Garagawi, Chairman of Dubai Holding Company and Selim Karaosmanoglu, ambassador of Turkey to the UAE.