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India's Naik named 'Islamic Personality'

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has awarded the Islamic Personality of the Year award to the Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik of India in appreciation of his efforts in serving Islam.
 
Sheikh Mohammed received Dr Zakir Naik at Zabeel Palace in presence of Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and congratulated him on earning the award which is part of the 17th edition of the Dubai International Holy Qur’an Award.
 
His Highness praised Dr Naik’s efforts in serving Islam and his efforts in spreading the word of God through many lectures and debates on religious subjects.
 
For his part, Dr Naik thanked Sheikh Mohammed for this honouring and spoke highly of the Dubai International Holy Qur’an Award that has claimed an international reputation for becoming a platform that attracts youth to studying the word of God.
 
The meeting was attended by the Director General of Dubai Ruler’s Court Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Dubai International Holy Qur’an Award Ibrahim Mohammed Bumilha, Members of the DIHQA Organising Committee and Dubai Director of Protocol and Hospitality Khalifa Saeed Suleiman.


Receives heads of Arab and foreign business institutions

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received heads of Arab and foreign business institutions in the UAE in addition to distinguished businessmen at Al Bahar Palace in Dubai on Monday evening.

In presence of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Mohammed exchanged Ramadan greetings with more than 600 investors and businessmen who came to wish His Highness a happy Ramadan.

Sheikh Mohammed engaged in a friendly conversation with his guests and touched on several points regarding their satisfaction with government services and communication channels with government officials.

Most importantly, Sheikh Mohammed asked about the wellbeing of his guests’ families stressing that security and stability are two main important constituents that make the UAE society a haven of peace.

During the gathering, His Highness highlighted the importance of these Ramadan gatherings as means of open and friendly communication with the leadership of the UAE and an opportunity to listen to suggestions, ideas and thoughts on how to further add to the attractiveness of the business environment in the country.

For their part, the high profile members of the business society expressed their happiness with this annual tradition that Sheikh Mohammed is keen to host during the holy month of Ramadan describing the views and vision of His Highness as a source of positive energy.

The reception was also attended by Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation and President of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Director General of Dubai Ruler’s Court Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Dubai Director of Protocol and Hospitality Khalifa Saeed Suleiman and a number of officials.

Mohammed restructures Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology

In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued decision No. (9) of 2013 restructuring the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) Board of Directors.

The decision names Hamad Obaid Al Shaikh Al Mansouri as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology and Yousef Hamad Ahmed Al Shaibani as Deputy Chairman. 

Other members of the board include Mansour Abdullah Mohammed Bastaki, Mohammed Saif Al Meqbali and Mansour Jumma Bu Aseibah.

The decision is effective from its date of issuance and shall be published in the official gazette.

 

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