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22 April 2024

Mohammed inspects Dubai Tour venue

By Wam

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,  Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday inspected the venue of the  second edition of the Dubai Tour (Dubai Tour 2015), the 663km international professional cycling race taking place over four stages between February 4-7. The event is organised by Dubai Sports Council.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was accompanied by Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director General of Dubai's Protocol Department, and Saeed Hareb, Chairman of the Organising Committee of Dubai Tour, as he followed the 145km first stage of the race in Jumeirah.

Sixteen teams featuring the world’s best riders are taking part in the tour where they are tackling road, desert and climbs.

Dubai Tour 2015 started from the Dubai International Marine Club, headed south to reach Jebel Ali and then crossed the area where Expo 2020 will be held.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was briefed by Hareb on the stages of the tour.

He expressed his delight at hosting this international event in the UAE and noted that its success is a new achievement by the national sports institutions and leaders.

Sheikh Mohammed also wished success for participants from the UAE and other countries in their quest and service for international peace.

Mohammed receives Emirates Group's Emirati pilots

 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Wednesday expressed his deep pride in seeing an elite group of young Emirati pilots flying different generations of planes of the Emirates Group fleet.

Sheikh Mohammed said that the pilots have proven the ability of Emirati men and women to shoulder their national responsibilities in various work places with a high sense of confidence, professionalism and excellence.

Sheikh Mohammed, who made his remarks as he welcomed a group of Emirates Airline pilots, added that he was personally following their career progression at Emirates, one of the state's leading national carriers, which, "flies in international skies carrying a message of love and peace from the UAE people to the peoples of the world".

''It's true that we build bridges and high-rise buildings, but at the same time, we also build and develop human beings and skills in our society,'' Sheikh Mohammed said while addressing the young pilots.

He also wished them success and continued innovation.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group was also present during the meeting.