H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, said that today marks the conclusion of the ‘Year of Zayed’ and the nation’s celebration of 50 years of inspiring leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
In a statement marking the 50th anniversary of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed's starting his first duty in service to his people, Sheikh Hamdan said, "It’s a journey filled with unparalleled accomplishments across the spectrum, including humanitarian, cultural and community efforts – all inspired by the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum."
For the past 50 years, he said, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has been a role model who has successfully turned dreams into reality by sheer hard work.
"He is an inspiring leader, a companion, a brother and a mentor who places the welfare and prosperity of our people above all else in his unrelenting efforts to ensure the nation’s continued march to progress."
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has raised expectations, achievements and ambitions, to invest in people and ensure a better future for the country, Sheikh Hamdan noted. "We are grateful for our inspiring leader, who has dedicated his life to serve his homeland and people and uphold the prestige of our beloved country to achieve sustained growth and development."
"Today, as we enter the ‘Year of Tolerance’, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has become a global icon for tolerance. We thank him for his unceasing efforts, which transcend boundaries, and we honour his vision which brings continued glory to the UAE and places the nation at the forefront of the world’s most advanced countries," he concluded.