DUBAI, 10th June, 2017 (WAM)–Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received on Saturday at Zabeel Palace, top Emirati achievers from UAE’s universities, military colleges and academies, and high schools, who called to greet him on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed congratulated them for their academic excellence.
While welcoming them, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his satisfaction at meeting them in a Ramadan evening ‘away from protocol’. “We are proud of your academic achievements that place you in the first ranks and qualify to hold higher positions in the country.”
“We accept nothing but number one as this goal is attainable by young Emiratis. As long as your leadership supports, motivates and encourages you, all doors are open to you,” he said.
The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The future; Hussein bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education; Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education; Dr. Ahmad bin Abdulla Humaid Belhoul AlFalasi, Minister of State for Higher Education; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, and about 70 outstanding students.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid hosted an Iftar banquet in honour of the guests.