Dubai, Apr 12: His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice -President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, accompanied by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and VIPs, today viewed the concept for the implementation of the project named “Our Dubai: Our Life” which formulates a future vision for the emirate.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid also viewed the design of “Dubai Monument” which is meant to bear witness to the vision of the leadership and the people and to express the renewable and interactive vision of Dubai as embodied in social and cultural harmony among the all cultures and members of the community and in its incessant progress.
Shaikh Mohammed was briefed on the details of the plan by Aisha Abdullah Miran, Assistant Secretary General of the Dubai Executive Council who said that the idea came up to the team of the General Secretariat to forge the future vision for Dubai to transform it into the city of the world rather than the global city.
Miran noted that all nationals and residents in the emirate are invited to take part in the formulation of this vision with their thoughts and opinions to enrich the content of the project and to reflect the positive interaction among all segments of the community in Dubai, which is part of the diversified and secure society of the UAE.
The idea also proposes launching the process of designing of the “Dubai Monument” as an international competition among Emirati and internationally renowned artists to come up with the design that is in harmony with Dubai’s vision beyond 2015.
Shaikh Mohammed praised the efforts and thoughts of the work team of “Our Dubai: Our Life” who presented him with an album of paintings by 4th-grade students of the Al Ittihad Private School in Jumeirah, Dubai, which reflects their vision for their city.
During the meeting which was held at the headquarters of the Executive Council , Shaikh Mohammed also was briefed on “Galagolia”, the 250-page debut novel by the young Emirati director Dubai Abullah Belhoul who is now recognised as the as youngest Emirati writer.
It took the young author 4 years to produce the English-language book which features Maitha Bin Humaid who lost her father and finds a portal to Galagolia, a new world, and learns that, all along, she had known nothing about her life and that she has inherited the throne to Galagolia.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid admired the novel and praised the creativity of the young author who is still under 16 years.
Dubai Abdullah Belhoul presented two copies of her novel to Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid.
Shaikh Mohammed was accompanied by Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Shaikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of Dubai Ruler’s Court, Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, the Secretary General of Dubai Executive Council, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, members of the Secretariat Council’s team.
A preview of future vision - 'Our Dubai : Our Life'