13th May 2012 will always remain a historic day that will never leave my memory; a moment to ponder at that will never leave my mind and soul.
I shook hands with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. I had the honor of meeting him four times on stage of Emirates Palace Auditorium and on a very unique occasion in the process of development of government work in our “unique” country. It is the occasion of honoring the winners of the Emirates Award for Excellence in Government Performance “Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program”.
Perhaps it was the first time in my life to look into HH Sheikh Mohammed’s eyes, so what have I seen in them?
I have seen him as a unique leader with far sight, deep vision and extensive wisdom. I looked into HH Sheikh Mohammed’s eyes and I could immediately see the unprecedented love he has for the UAE and its people. I could see his solid determination and high morale which does not know the word “impossible”, understands only the language of excellence and accepts only the noble objectives as a goal, creativity as an approach and success as a title.
I am running out of words to describe what I have seen in HH Sheikh Mohammed’s eyes. I have seen unspoken exhaustion, the type that makes the person feel happy for exerting it willingly for his nation and the welfare of its people and all those residing on the land of our dear and generous country, not surprising from him, being a great leader.
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai will always remain a unique example of an excellent leader in the “unique” UAE, always seeking “distinction” in confident and able steps with hope and promise.. with happiness and joy.
13th May 2012
It was a day that will always remain in my memory as a significant title of excellence for the process of development of government work in our beloved country. It is a process whose features are drawn by the ability of HH Sheikh Mohammed to look forward to a better future and according to his endless dreams; such dreams that see the UAE as one of the best countries in the world, or even the world’s best country and one of the world’s most distinguished, successful and beautiful countries.