He described this national collective effort as a source of pride for the UAE leadership, government and people.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday honoured the members of the Expo 2020 team who worked for the past two years on preparations that contributed to the success of the UAEs bid to host the world Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; and Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister; attended the honouring ceremony.
Shaikh Mohammed also honoured the UAE ministerial team led by Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) during the Expo 2020 voting process.
Shaikh Mohammed also honoured the members of the Higher Committee on Hosting the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, chaired by Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group.
At the ceremony, Shaikh Mohammed greeted all the members of the team and the committee for the sincere efforts they made for their country and people at regional and international circles.
He described this national collective effort as a source of pride for the UAE leadership, government and people. He made note of the huge cohesion and solidarity between the UAE society and the country’s delegation to Paris. He described the interaction as an unforgettable and touching scene for the UAE people and the whole Arab region.
Shaikh Mohammed attended the 42nd National Day celebration staged at the Burj Khalifa.
The celebration featured the ‘Happiest Nation’, a six-scene operette inspired by a poem by Shaikh Mohammed.
The musical illustrated the cultural diversity of the UAE as the happiest nation, the achievements of the nation’s founding father, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE environment, economic progress, high competitiveness ranking and government efficiency.
The celebration was concluded by a dazzling display of fireworks.