Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. File photo
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, extended his New Year greetings to people in the UAE and around the world. Sheikh Mohammed also wished everyone a safe, prosperous and peaceful New Year.
The Ruler of Dubai took to his Twitter account and said, “2022 has been a remarkable year for the UAE, stepping further to the future through breakthrough initiatives.”
“We will embrace 2023 with a relentless spirit to achieve no less than the best.”
“We wish our people and all nations in the world a happy, safe and prosperous new year.”
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid also shared a video on his Twitter account highlighting the UAE’s milestones over the past 12 months, including hosting Expo 2020 Dubai and opening the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
"As we welcome the New Year, we reflect with gratitude on how far we have come as a nation and renew our commitment to creating an even brighter future together,” Sheikh Mohamed said in his message.
Sheikh Mohammed wrote on Twitter, “As we bid farewell to a year full of achievements for the UAE, we welcome 2022 with confidence of the best to come.
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