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​Why The Year of Giving?

The UAE’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2017 as the Year of Giving. On this occasion, and in light of the New Year, I wish to share a few heartfelt words on what ‘giving’ is, and why the UAE is dedicating a ye....

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The Arab Reading Challenge: A Meeting of Minds

Monday the 24th of October 2016 saw the finals and awards ceremony for the Arab Reading Challenge take place in Dubai, UAE. The Challenge was a year-round effort that saw a reading competition held across the Middle East and further afield which resu....

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A DECADE OF ACHIEVEMENTS AND FIVE YEARS OF CHALLENGE AHEAD

Over ten years have passed since I assumed the position of prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates. In those ten years, we have launched a number of plans and strategies, led a number of reforms of our government, developed syst....

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Horse Racing has come home - Dubai World Cup

My very earliest memory in my life was galloping in the desert seated in the saddle in front of my late father his Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. I remember the rhythm of the white stallion my father used to love so much, "Saglawi", and....

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Why Ministers for Happiness, Tolerance, Youth and the Future?

By Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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A Note on the State of the UAE’s Economy by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

My brothers and sisters,
Greetings. I wanted in this brief note to highlight the current status of the United Arab Emirates’ economy and to outline the course we are steering in the period to come. This note, which is released ahead ....

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The intellectual battle against ISIS

DUBAI: The global financial crisis taught the world how profoundly interdependent our economies have become. In today’s crisis of extremism, we must recognise that we are just as interdependent for our security, as is clear in the current struggle.......

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The Brain Regain

In 1968, while studying at the Mons Officer Cadet School in the United Kingdom, I needed to visit a hospital. There I met a doctor who, to my surprise, spoke fluent Arabic. I learned that he was new to the UK, so I asked if he intended to stay lon.......

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Education vs. Extremism

Arabs appreciate the fact that President Barack Obama has decided to deliver a major speech in an Islamic country (Egypt) about relations between the United States and Muslims, many of whom were alienated by American foreign policy in recent years.

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Our Ambitions for the Middle East

The following is an article written by Sheikh Mohammed, which was published in the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal on January 12, 2008.

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