Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed pose for a photograph during an event. File
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces have congratulated women on the occasion of the Emirati Women’s Day, which falls on August 28.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid said on Twitter, “To the Emirati women on their day… you worked hard... you accomplished... you proved to the world who you are... proud of you... proud of your partnership in the development process.... we take pride in your achievements... Happy Emirati Women’s Day, wish you a prosperous future with further achievements...” The Dubai Ruler made the statement with a mesmerising video of women in different spheres of the society.
It shows the challenges they have overcome and excelled in all fields.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed said, “On Emirati Women’s Day, we extend our gratitude to all mothers, sisters & daughters for their contributions to our nation, & their instrumental role in the frontline response to COVID-19. We congratulate & honour you, & we remain committed to the empowerment of all women.” Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) ‘’Mother of the Nation’’, said the UAE’s leadership is sparing no effort in providing opportunities for Emirati women to prosper, be empowered and strengthen their contribution to enabling economic and social progress in the country.
In a speech delivered virtually on her behalf by Dr Maitha Bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State and Special Representative for Sheikha Fatima, she noted that the UAE has made remarkable progress in empowering women and praised the contribution of Emirati women in the fight against COVID-19.
The event was organised by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to celebrate the UAE’s 6th annual Emirati Women’s Day and recognise the accomplishments of ADNOC’s female workforce as the company responds to COVID-19.
Following Sheikha Fatima’s remarks, Dr Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Group CEO expressed appreciation for the steadfast support of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, the Mother of the Nation — as well as that of the UAE Leadership - in inspiring Emirati women to be key partners in the long-term growth and prosperity of the nation.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Arif Alvi of Pakistan on the occasion of his country's National Day, which is known as 'Pakistan Day'.
The honour was given to them in appreciation of their and cultural contributions over the years. Both leaders wished them success in the their future endeavours.
The UAE leaders conveyed the greetings of Sheikh Khalifa to the Bahraini King and his best wishes for continued good health to him and welling and prosperity to the people of Bahrain under his wise leadership.
Sheikh Mohammed will chair a government meeting on Tuesday to outline a strategic framework for the country’s development vision for the next 50 years. The two-day meeting on Feb. 23-24 coincides with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee year 2021.
The convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing, and is the largest medical support of its kind provided by the UAE to Gaza since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa discussed challenges of the media industry with attendees at the meeting, exploring ways to expand the sector’s role in the UAE’s development.
Fuelled by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, infections exploded during the past four weeks, with around two million cases recorded.
Thick fog continued to form for the second day in a row across various parts in the country on Thursday. The fog lasted for 12 hours and a half in several areas of the country on Thursday, as it started at exactly 10 pm and continued until 10:30am, because of the country being affected by surface high-pressure systems, accompanied with a ridge of upper air high pressure, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM).