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DUBAI – The Dubai ruler has called on UAE residents to nominate their favourite building in the UAE in the UAE Pioneers Awards.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, urged residents to nominate landmark structures in the UAE.
The pioneering projects will be honoured as part of the UAE’s National Day celebrations.
“Brothers and sisters, this year we will celebrate the UAE’s pioneers in a different way,” Sheikh Mohammed said on his official Twitter account.
He asked people to nominate the projects using the hashtag #UAE_pioneers.
Sheikh Mohammed said this year’s awards “will celebrate the projects that would leave a mark in the history of the UAE. Cultural, social, economic, scientific and infrastructure projects that will leave their mark on the march of our country”.
“We have projects such as the Louvre, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Metro and Cleveland Hospital. Projects such as the Prince of Poets, the Reading Challenge and the Million’s Poet. Projects such as Khalifa University, American University of Sharjah, Etihad Museum and the Mars probe,” he said.
“Nominate projects that Zayed would be happy to see. We will honour the teams who worked on the most important projects on National Day,” he added.
The Dubai ruler said that nominations from residents “will open the door to our people to choose the most important projects themselves, the most important projects they think that will influence the march of their country. Projects they see as an extension of the commandments of Zayed and his future vision of the country.” GAD/Expat Media
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