Message of HE Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre and Vice Chairman of the UAE Central Bank on the occasion of the first anniversary of the appointment of HH Sheikh Hamdan as Crown Prince of DubaiPress Release 01 Feb 2009 01:34 pm
I offer my warmest congratulations to HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the completion of a year since being appointed as Crown Prince of Dubai.
During the past year, we have seen HH Sheikh Hamdan grow into a strong and effective leader. As Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hamdan has shown himself to be a good decision-maker and a leader with immense personal charisma and humility. He has also led with a strong focus on Dubai’s goals and vision.
HH Sheikh Hamdan has achieved many successes in the international equestrian field. His sense of dedication, determination and commitment to excellence, which have earned him sporting laurels, have also enriched his positions as Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
HH Sheikh Hamdan has imbibed several qualities from his father, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The significant initiatives that he has taken over the past year show that he has a very clear understanding of the essence and the objectives of HH Sheikh Mohammed's strategic vision for the development of Dubai and the UAE. With leaders like him, we are assured that the future of Dubai and the UAE is in safe hands.
Apart from his official duties, HH Sheikh Hamdan's initiatives in the social and humanitarian fields have made him a source of inspiration for the young generation not only in the UAE but all over the Arab World. An example of this is his role as Chairman of the Dubai Autism Centre. His patronage and his leadership enabled the Centre to mobilise significant contributions from leading businesses and other segments of society, which helped immensely in improving the lives of children with autism.
With the support of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi and the mentorship of his father, HH Sheikh Mohammed, HH Sheikh Hamdan will lead Dubai and the UAE to greater progress and development.