Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed has paid tribute to the “heroes” battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Crown Prince of Dubai shared a video on Instagram dedicated to the healthcare workers involved in the UAE’s response.
The video opens with a quote from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, which says: “there is no impossible where there is faith and determination” against the backdrop of the UAE skyline.
“To the UAE, to our people, to our heroes,” it says, as the footage switches from the Burj Khalifa to the Burj Al Arab and Dubai Frame, each lit up in the colours of the UAE flag.
Next, a convoy of emergency service vehicles can be seen driving up Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, before coming to a standstill with their lights flashing in formation to spell out “thank you” in English and Arabic.
The emergency service workers step out their vehicles and look up to the sky to see drones sketch a portrait of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, along with other images including a picture of his hand salute and another of the earth, representing the global fight against the disease.
The video ends with Sheikh Hamdan’s own words, “stronger together,” amid applause from emergency service workers on the ground.
This week, Sheikh Hamdan thanked emergency service workers for their efforts to curb the spread of the virus in open letter.
The Crown Prince described healthcare workers and others involved in the effort as “today’s finest soldiers” who had put society’s safety before their own. And he said their ongoing "selflessness" showed enormous courage, redefining the meaning of "service and sacrifice".