Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Dubai Ruler says happiness of UAE people a top priority

Speaking during a Dubai Executive Council meeting

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid at the Executive Council meeting. Courtesy Wam
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid at the Executive Council meeting. Courtesy Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, stated that achieving the well-being and happiness of the UAE's people is a top priority.

His remarks came during a Dubai Executive Council meeting held today, with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, in attendance.

"We believe that we derive our development and sustainability through our ability to innovate, providing solutions that anticipate future challenges, and ensure that the UAE is a global central hub," said Sheikh Mohammed, adding that the leadership's approach and future vision should be reflected across all government bodies, with spirit of a unified team that embraces ideas and seeks to achieve qualitative changes for betterment of people's lives with a determination and faith in success.

"We always look forward and do not rest on past achievements in a changing world that requires continued competitiveness and innovative ideas. We do not lack anything, and we have access to all necessary facilities that enable us to challenge the impossible."

He expressed his pride in the nation's achievements, emphasising the need to continue working towards progress while regarding the nation's citizens happiness as a primary priority.

"I closely follow periodic performance reports delivered by the Chairman of the Executive Council to ensure that Dubai's vision of being the happiest city in the world by 2021 is achieved," he said.