Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed pose for a photograph with Hope Probe team.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the UAE Hope Probe team.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid said on Twitter, “On the day of Eid... and in the presence of my brother Mohamed Bin Zayed... We received the team of the Hope Probe... The sons of the nation are the most important achievements of this country... and with their achievements we are proud…”
The Emirates Mars Mission team was stationed in Tanegashima for four months till the launch of the Hope Probe.
The Hope Probe will make a 7-month-long journey to the red planet covering 493,500,000km, according to Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).
The Emirati project is one of three racing to Mars, including Tianwen-1 from China and Mars 2020 from the United States, taking advantage of a period when the Earth and Mars are nearest.
The UAE also wants the project to serve as a source of inspiration for Arab youth, in a region too often wracked by sectarian conflicts and economic crises.
On Twitter, the UAE's government declared the probe launch a "message of pride, hope and peace to the Arab region, in which we renew the golden age of Arab and Islamic discoveries."
The new nation brand will reflect the UAE’s exceptional and successful experience as a country with ambitions, dreams and aspirations of no limit.
Their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council, the Rulers of the Emirates have conveyed their sincere greetings on Eid Al Adha to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, wishing him good health and further prosperity and glory to UAE people.
The manoeuvre ensures that the orbiter is moving in the right direction towards Mars.
The NCM has warned of the formation of fog and lack of visibility, appealing to motorists to exercise precautions to preserve the public safety.
Bloomberg described Sheikh Mohamed as the peacemaker in the Middle East, after he revolutionized the geopolitics by announcing the establishment of diplomatic relations with Israel for the first time in the region, after the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, 26 years ago.
Tedros Adhanom also warned that the world has plenty of other challenges, saying: "There is no vaccine for poverty, no vaccine for hunger. There is no vaccine for inequality. There is no vaccine for climate change."