The Future of the UAE according to Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai
April 15, 2014
The United Arab Emirates' goal is to achieve the Number 1 ranking on all global indices, according to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This is "an unwavering strategic goal and rank that we are keen to accomplish," said His Highness giving his “inside perspective” in thebusiness year: Dubai 2013.
Sheikh Mohammed pointed out that the UAE enjoys a "distinguished geographical location" at the center of the world. "We have chosen to strategically invest in building sustainable infrastructure that would establish our country as the main gate for trade in the region and beyond. Today, we feel proud of our world-class and highly-ranked sea and air ports, which have strongly positioned the UAE as a main hub for trade and travel worldwide," His Highness said.
Another goal set for the nation by Sheikh Mohammed is for the UAE to become the world leader in family tourism, believing as he does that the UAE possesses the necessary constituents to attract tourism.
Sheikh Mohammed went on to state that since the inception of the UAE four decades ago, the country has exemplified the true definition of success and rightfully claimed stature as a symbol of growth and prosperity. "Perhaps the UAE's barren desert climate gave birth to unequivocal will and an unparalleled purpose to overcome every challenge it encountered.
Sheikh Mohammed concluded that he looks to the future with hope and faith. "We have placed our trust in the capabilities of our citizens and their ability to achieve further success in various sectors, equipping them with all the necessary tools to sail into new horizons and build a better future for the coming generations.”