'All Emiratis celebrating' anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed becoming Ruler of Dubai

Tuesday marks 16th anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed becoming emirate's Ruler

Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister, said the anniversary of his becoming Ruler of Dubai is “an occasion dear to the hearts of all Emiratis".

On January 4, 2006, Sheikh Mohammed became Ruler of Dubai, following the death of his brother, Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid.

The following day, members of the UAE Supreme Council elected him vice president and approved President Sheikh Khalifa's nomination for him to be prime minister.

Sheikh Mohammed “has established a unique development approach based on important pillars, foremost among them dedication to work, keenness to excel and reach the top of quality and make reaching the top and first place a strategic goal within various fields of work”, said Sheikha Hind.

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Updated: January 4th 2022, 3:16 PM