His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has toured the International Emergency and Catastrophe Management Conference and Exhibition (IECM) and the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Exhibition.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, and Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, Chairman of West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute.
The events, being held under the supervision of the UN at the Dubai World Trade Centre, witnessed the participation of 66 countries, including the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed and his accompanying delegation toured exhibits and were briefed on a number of pavilions' humanitarian and relief missions and the charitable works provided as per the directives of the wise leadership aimed at ensuring that aid is provided to all the people across the world who are exposed to natural disasters, homelessness, hunger and other calamities.
During his tour, Sheikh Mohammed hailed the participation of Emirati national humanitarian and charitable organisations in a number of local and international events to highlight their humanitarian role by providing assistance to all the needy people across the globe, irrespective of geographical or religious affiliations.
During the visit, he was accompanied by Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler's Court of Dubai, Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and other senior officials.
Mohammed bin Rashid launches second phase of Dubai Healthcare City
Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, launched the Dh3billion to Dh5 billion second phase of the Dubai Healthcare City project, at the Dubai World Trade Centre today.
The project, which spreads over land area of 22 million square feet, lies at Jadaf Dubai parallel to Al Garhoud Bridge.
Flanked by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Prince Hassan bin Talal, President of West Asia-North Africa Institute, Sheikh Mohammed listened to the speech delivered by Raja Eisa Al Gurg, Deputy Chairperson, and Executive Director of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority.
She said the launch of the second phase of the Dubai Healthcare City comes in line with the UAE vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021, which would contribute to shoring up the national economy, adding that the City would further contribute to promoting the status of the UAE as a tourist media hub, especially in the Emirate of Dubai.
Al Gurg noted that the components of the new city include an ideal area of up to 25 percent dedicated to the medical and health services, while other 25 percent is dedicated to the hospitality and retail shopping, adding that there is focus on the educational side. She added that 35 kilometres have been allocated for corridors, pedestrian paths and spaces for sports to ensure healthy environment.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid met during the ceremony the child, Mohammed Ayoub, who was cured from the deformities in his legs that had prevented him from walking and exercising his natural life. The doctors and specialists managed at Dubai Healthcare City to treat the child who recovered completely and returned to walk naturally. Sheikh Mohammed congratulated the parents and wished the child a healthy life and future.
He commended the standard of training cadres, citing the ability of the City Board of Directors Chaired by his wife HRH Haya bint Hussein to keep pace with the latest development in terms of research, medical studies and recruitment of world expertise in this respect.
Among others present were Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director of Dubai Ruler's Court, Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality, Eisa Mohammed Al Maidoor, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority and number of officials, academics and strategic partners.