Thanks to a solid foundation laid down by the founding father, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE has emerged as the fastest-growing and most stable country in the entire region.
While the UAE was celebrating its 48th National Day this week, the thoughts running in my head were of when I first stepped into the country, ten years ago.
Dr Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills signed the agreement under which the UAE becomes an active member of the programme, which will extend for the next ten years, and aims to provide better skills and education for a billion people around the world.
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."
US President Donald Trump is known for making outrageous comments. He has defended overseeing the world’s highest coronavirus death toll, saying 200,000 Americans amounted to “doing it right” because the mortality rate could potentially have been far higher.
There is virtue in gratitude and in being genuinely grateful. The two issues in regard to gratitude is that people aren’t grateful enough of times for enough if blessings or good things or even the not so good things.
Anyone who has ever thrown a book or books away must surely regret their decision later. I’ve done it and regretted it. To my horror, I discovered years later that one of the books I threw away was actually much sought after.