Sunday, February 1, 2009

First Anniversary of Dubai Crown Prince

Today 1 February 2009 the UAE marks the first anniversary of the historic decree naming H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Crown Prince of Dubai and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

On February 1, 2008, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued two decrees in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, naming Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Crown Prince of Dubai and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as Deputy Ruler of Dubai.The two decrees reflected Sheikh Mohammed's visionary outlook and his profound conviction in the capabilities of youth and ensuring continuation of the drive aimed at achieving progress, prosperity and growth in all parts of the UAE.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed is the chairman of the Dubai Executive Council which is entrusted with the task of overseeing Dubai Government entities.Under his leadership, the council has achieved a number of significant milestones including the announcement of the Dubai Government strategy in February 2007, which laid the roadmap for the emirate's development.Sheikh Mohammed has also overseen proper implementation of government projects within the agreed deadlines. In addition to overseeing different movement committees and following up on the daily functions, his responsibilities include giving direction to the government's drive to enhance performance.Sheikh Hamdan also heads the Dubai Sports Council and the Dubai Autism Centre.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) since 2002 and chairman of Dubai Media Corporation, has contributed to putting the name of the UAE on the world map of technology and media.In the light of the vision of leading the sagacious emirate, and commitment to his directives and his continuous follow-up on the progress of its different establishments, the DTMFZA has managed to set up a number of significant projects, foremost being the Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and the Knowledge Village.A range of major initiatives has come out as a result of these projects, which boosted the image of the country as a pioneering centre and hub of technology and media, not only in the Middle East, but also at the international level.Sheikh Maktoum enjoys the qualities of young, open-minded leadership. He has made taken important humanitarian initiatives, foremost being the Dubai Cares fundraising initiative aimed at providing the basic education to more than million children in the developing countries

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