His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, ascended to the throne as Ruler of Dubai 10 years ago on January 4.
'Why we love His Highness Sheikh Mohammed'
If one envisages a perfect example of true, sincere and visionary leadership, a name that comes to mind is that of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
He is a leader with conviction who not only speaks but proves by his actions.
It is hard to believe that he transformed Dubai from a small town to a global tourist and financial hub in a short span of time.
Sheikh Mohammed’s charitable initiatives, educational and economic reforms, principal stance on international issues and public welfare works make him a widely popular leader among the masses.
Dubai provides opportunities to the millions of expatriates who could not find suitable jobs in their native countries but it was not possible without the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed.
Surely, the residents have the reason to celebrate 10 years of the leader who really rules on their hearts.
- Tanvir Usman, Social Worker
There are no rulers in the world like ours... look at what he has done for his people and this great country. - Wafa Thani
Mohammed bin Rashid is like a huge book of achievements and lessons that should be taught at schools. How I can't love someone who did a lot not only for his country but also worldwide. - Sara S
Because he is a wise man, who thinks always for the sake of his people, and has the ideas and vision that has made Dubai one of the best cities in the world. - Rashid Saeed
Great leader... he accomplished things that people used to say were impossible to do. - Fatima Thani
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed is the man behind the development and growth of – apart from others – IT sector in Dubai. It was his vision that transformed Dubai in to smart city.
Presence of global ICT companies like Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Sony Ericsson, Cisco and many more in Dubai Internet City is a living example of this.
Dubai under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid is one of the best cities in the world in providing e-services in commerce, government as well as in learning programmes.
Dubai Smart Government Establishment (DSGE) is a pioneering initiative in the region to provide innovative smart government services to all sections of society.
- Mian Adeel Akhtar, IT Manager
Being a Northern Emirates residents, whenever I visit Dubai I get a feel of a true cosmopolitan city with all the culture harmonised in a seamless way. I believe this composition is unique to Dubai and such a brilliant blend of different nationalities is true symbolism of Dubai. All this was not possible without the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed.
Sheikh Mohammed has been instrumental in shaping up the future of Dubai and the UAE. Going forward, I believe Dubai will surely be a notch higher compared to the global cosmopolitan cities.
- Zubair Awan, HR Executive
Sheikh Mohammed is one of the best visionaries I have ever come across. When the recession hit the world in 2008, Dubai bounced back much stronger and he has guided Dubai back on track. He was the pilot behind Dubai winning the World Expo 2020 bid.
- Gamal Rahim
Sheikh Mohammed’s unique humanitarian way of feeling the pulse of his citizens, his thoughtful gestures, his mingling with the people to know their troubles are his own success stories of being a respected and loved ruler.
- Blossom Raj
Sheikh Mohammed is a visionary leader and none of the projects that he started with long-term objectives have failed. When the Dubai Metro project was announced, many people were skeptical, but now it is one of the most successful projects in the world.
- Jaleel Pattampi, Editor, Middle East Chandrika, Indian community newspaper
The long-term vision and ideas of Sheikh Mohammed has helped Dubai become a global name to reckon with. He gave expats like me a chance to make a living here. Be it in education, economy or healthcare, Sheikh Mohammed has done marvelous development for the nation.
- Neeraj Sawlani, Manager of restaurant chain
Sheikh Mohammed is a charismatic and energetic leader who has successfully passed on his positive energy to not only the people of UAE, but to expatriate residents from more than 200 countries who live and work here. Even in adverse circumstances, he has opened new avenues of development and now other countries in the region are following Dubai as a development model. In the realm of social media too, he is a role model with several million followers.
- MCA Nazer, Middle East News Editor, Media One Television channel
I am living here for about 10 years and I love Sheikh Mohammed for giving me an equal chance to work here. Unlike many other countries that I have worked and visited, this is a good place to work and make a living. He has been a very good leader with a humanitarian touch to the common man.
- Zakir Hussain, delivery boy
I feel Sheikh Mohammed is personally involved with whatever developments and progress unfolds in every industry. It's true for the film industry as well. As our Ruler, we wish him success. Let Dubai grow under his able guidance.
- Shefali Munshi, Founder & MD Unimonde Experiences
The Ruler’s vision, Sheikh Mohammed’s, has made Dubai what it is today - ‘the centre of now’ - so cosmopolitan with culture and tradition still upheld alongside . It's the safest city to live in and I am proud to live in such a wonderful environment.
- Lekha Menon, resident, Discovery Gardens
What distinguishes Dubai is that its policy towards expats is truly unique and beneficial. Sheikh Mohammed is hugely responsible for giving us a home away from home. A leader who knows the mind of his people and treats everyone with equality.
- Azhar Jayah
Sheikh Mohammed is a real inspiration. The success of Dubai is a perfect example of what a true leader can achieve. His style of functioning should be a role model to several other heads of states. - Dennis Roldhen, health and lifestyle professional in Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed has managed to transform Dubai into one of the safest and economically prosperous cities in the world. I have travelled to several countries and there is no place safer when compared to Dubai. I feel much more safe here compared to my hometown in India. - Beena George, doctor in Dubai
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai is a great leader and visionary. I adore the way he is working to make Dubai/the UAE a great city and nation. - N Madhura, Indian housewife, living in Dubai for past 10 years.
The various initiatives taken by His Highness have led to economic development, betterment of service and lives of residents in this great country. I don’t have words to describe his initiatives and leadership, but I know he will for sure make the UAE a great nation. - S Rosario, a Filipino, who has been in Dubai for five years.
Though I have been in Dubai for just two years I sincerely respect the initiatives unveiled under the directorship of His Highness to make UAE a disabled-friendly country, develop it as a research and development hub and combat global poverty. I even appreciate the way he is working to make Dubai into a ‘smart’ city. - Aswini Singh, Indian housewife