Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has said that he is proud of UAE nationals, and the country will provide everything to enable them to achieve excellence and become leaders in all fields so that they become ambassadors for the UAE
16 November 2015
He was speaking at a ceremony to honour 44 distinguished personalities during the UAE Pioneers Award 2015 event organised at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai as part of the 44th National Day celebrations.
On this occasion, Sheikh Mohammed said: “We have today honoured 44 personalities who are UAE pioneers. They are our pride and honouring them is a thank-you message from the Emirati people for their devoted efforts. We have pioneers in every Emirati home in the UAE since early times. They are the individuals who we can count on to lead the UAE’s effort to achieve top rankings in all fields and our ambassadors to the world.”
On the sidelines of the ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed launched the “UAE Pioneers 2014” book, which is an encyclopedia featuring 43 Emirati leaders and pioneers in their respective fields who were honoured by Sheikh Mohammed at the first edition of the UAE Pioneers initiative last year.
The launching was attended by a number of winners in 2014.
During the event the pioneers signed the book and shared their experiences with the audience.
Topping the list of those honoured on Sunday was Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, the UAE’s first Foreign Minister.
Sheikh Mohammed said: “We honour Ahmed Al Suwaidi, the first foreign minister and the first to deliver the Union statement. We are proud of him for his efforts to build the UAE.”