“The customers are our guests and deserve the best of what we can offer.” With these words HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, honored the Services Centre of the Emirates Identity Authority. These words filled the hearts with feelings of delight and pride and articulated the awareness and exceptional ability of the leadership to absorb the requirements of the future, the needs of the nation and the dreams of the citizen.
We are the happiest people as our leaders are full of love for the country, commitment to the people and preparedness to sacrifice for their wellbeing and progress. The UAE could not have achieved what it did without the ability of its people who sailed the cosmic seas to harvest the pearls of success in order to assert his existence in a world in a constant state of change economically, socially, politically and culturally. This UAE accomplishment did not come from nowhere; it is the result of hard work and the ideas of its leadership that never postponed to tomorrow what is to be done today and never hesitated in taking advantage of the possibilities and capacities of the citizen and the resident in various spheres of life.
When a visitor who comes to an organization for some transaction becomes a guest, we must remember hospitality is a deep-rooted Arab virtue. When this happens, it means the UAE has transcended the knowledge levels of many countries. This culture is attainable only to a people whose necks reached the stars. The community has been blessed with values that teem with love, honesty and sincerity. This community is satisfied that work is worship and a sacred task and the one who does not work does not deserve to be among the human species.
This is what we learn from the words of HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This is the message that reaches every person living in this country in which no tree without fruits will rise.
This is how we understand this plaque and the meaning of national identity. This is how we comprehend the quality that sets the emirati human being apart from the rest because the UAE has become the paragon of these virtues. It is sensitive to the pain of others because life here and on this earth is like a wave in our emotions.