Dubai Government

DEC celebrated the 45th anniversary of the UAE

November 30, 2016

The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) celebrated yesterday morning the 45th anniversary of the UAE, in Falcon Heritage and Sports Centre in Dubai. The ceremony was attended by H.E Hani Al Hamli, Secretary General of the Dubai Economic Council, and Sheikha Mona Abdullah Al Moalla, Chief Operating Officer, Strategic Planning and Operations, in massive presence of DEC staff and guests.

Hani Al Hamli “Union, a model” 
Hani Al Hamli pointed out that in this day; we stop for a moment to reflect on the process of stretching more than four decades, where the UAE has seen developments and major changes, from an emerging state to a strong economy with a unique place among nations. On this day, we recall the founders of the Union reminisce, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (may their souls rest in peace), along with their brothers and rulers of the emirates, who established the nucleus of a young nation based on unity and solidarity and cooperation among the seven Emirates in the framework of a federal counterpart in the world. They were able to consolidate its position on the regional and international levels. The UAE has become a model in the various economic, political, social and cultural fields.

Sheikha Mona Abdullah Al Moalla called for the raise of the performance and productivity level in the framework of the tasks entrusted to DEC staff to serve our beloved country and to our Emirate of Dubai. “This is a minimum we have to do to express our loyalty to the nation and the leadership” Al Moalla said. 

Al Hamli honored the three winners of "Read.. Innovate" contest launched recently by the DEC dedicated to the students of Business Schools at UAE universities. The initiative comes in terms of the «National Law of Reading» launched recently by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and also «2016 as the Year of Reading» initiative launched in December 2015. The contest aims to encourage the students of Business Schools in the UAE universities on the ‘creative’ reading by deepening the understanding and knowledge of various issues. The 1st winner was Diana Safaryan and the 2nd winner was Ali Owji, both from the American University in Dubai (AUD), and the 3rd winner was Mariam Aidha Al Ameri from United Arab Emirates University. Professor Mohammed Abu Ali, Dean of School of Business Administration and Professor of Economics at AUD together with a number of teaching staff have attended the ceremony.  

Group photos were taken to commemorate the National Day celebration. Then H.E Al Hamli handed symbolic gifts to all DEC staff. 

The celebration included several activities, including employees and their family contests revolve around the deep meanings behind the National Union Day and the embodiment of the spirit of loyalty to the homeland. Following that all staff was invited to lunch.
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