Sheikh Mohammed poses for the photo with dignatries in Ajman on Sunday.
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, chaired a Cabinet meeting at Al Zorah Natural Reserve in Ajman on Sunday.
The meeting saw the launch of several notable initiatives, including the “world's coolest winter in the World.”
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Today, I chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers in Al Zorah Natural Reserve - Ajman during which we launched the new season of the domestic national tourism campaign, ‘world's coolest winter in the World.’
“Ajman, the white sands, the Red Fort, the Masfout Mountains, and the valleys of Manama, is the starting point for the campaign this year.
“Ajman witnessed a tourism, economic, and urban shift under the supervision of my brother Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, may God protect him... and with serious field work from Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid and his brothers… young Emirati leaders whom we are proud of... and the wisdom of Sheikh Humaid that leads them to every good in serving the country and the people.”
Sheikh Mohammed also tweeted, “The "world's coolest winter in the World” campaign, which we launch annually, achieved an increase in domestic tourism by 36% in 2021, reaching 1.3 million domestic tourists. Its people... and this year's motto is "Our heritage"... to spread the values of the most beautiful people.
“Today, in the Council of Ministers, we approved the launch of an integrated national platform that represents a compass for investment in vital sectors such as financial technology, tourism, manufacturing, renewable energy, and others.
“The platform, which is supervised by the Ministry of Economy, works to highlight opportunities in all these sectors for investors of all categories.
“Today, we approved the National Building Regulations in the country, which includes sustainability standards for roads, buildings, housing, and others. The objective is to reduce the use of natural resources and the carbon footprint and to promote environmental sustainability standards for building in the UAE.
“Today, we adopted a decision to raise the efficiency and readiness of the border crossings and free zones in the UAE... and to enhance capabilities and unify procedures and requirements in accordance with the best international security standards in this field.”
The campaign, which urged tourists to explore the hidden gems of seven Emirates, brought in about 950,000 tourists and has generated about Dhs1b,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.
Sheikh Mohammed said since its formation, the UAE has presented a unique success story in all sectors, thanks to the futuristic vision and noble principles established by the founding leaders. He noted, "Over the past 50 years, we started from the desert of our land to the desert of Mars. Our dreams will be even bigger for the next 50 years."
In line with the UAE innovates week held from Feb.21-27, 2021, Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) is showcasing an interactive digital map for the Emirate of Ajman.
Sheikh Mohammed said, "We want to achieve a qualitative leap in infrastructure, energy and transport fields as part of a vision that combines inclusiveness and integration and takes into account balance and sustainability and enhances our competitiveness regionally and globally."
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The two leaders engaged in friendly conversation and reviewed several topics of concern to UAE citizens, including the potential for maximising state gains.