UAE leaders meet to discuss next 50 years

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed met in Dubai to discuss the Emirates' upcoming projects

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, met Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, to discuss the UAE's future.

They spoke about the success of Expo 2020 Dubai in bringing people from around the world together to share ideas and experience other cultures.

They also spoke about the UAE's high ranking in global indices, even throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and the initiatives that make up the Projects of the 50.

Sharing photos of the occasion online, Sheikh Mohammed said he met Sheikh Mohamed at Al Marmoom in Dubai on Monday in time for iftar.

“While receiving my brother, Mohamed bin Zayed, at Al Marmoom rest house in Dubai this afternoon, we discussed a number of current issues and we talked about a group of coming projects of the homeland,” he said.

“Our country is developing rapidly and its future is good, noble and honourable, God willing.”

The photos show that Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, was in attendance.

Preparations for the next 50 years of growth for the UAE, plus the government's efforts to provide a good quality of life to citizens and residents were also on the agenda.

Sheikh Mohamed also posted a message online on the occasion, saying the two leaders discussed the UAE's “many blessings".

“I was honoured to join my brother, Mohammed bin Rashid, for iftar in Dubai, where we reflected on our country’s many blessings and discussed the continuing development of the UAE under the wise leadership of President Sheikh Khalifa,” Sheikh Mohamed wrote.

The meeting was also attended by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed, chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon, adviser for Special Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

Updated: April 26, 2022, 7:30 AM