Statement of His Excellency Wesam Lootah, CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

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49th UAE National Day

‘In less than half a century, the UAE has, on various occasions, exceeded all expectations to establish itself as a world leader in various sectors.’

Wesam Lootah, CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

UAE National Day is a uniquely special occasion for all of us in the UAE to come together, express our loyalty to our country, and look back with pride and gratitude at the momentous journey our nation has led in its 49 years of existence. To say the UAE has made great strides since its inception is an understatement. In less than half a century, the United Arab Emirates has not only joined the club of developed nations, but has also, on various occasions, exceeded all expectations to establish itself as a world leader in various sectors. 

The seeds of this meteoric rise can be found in the guiding principles and values instilled by the Founding Fathers of our Union and reinforced to this day in the vision and directives of our wise leadership. As the government entity tasked with spearheading Dubai’s transformation into a world-leading smart city, we, at Smart Dubai, are honored and proud to know that we have made a contribution to the UAE’s accomplishments. We congratulate every Emirati citizen and every resident of our great country on this occasion, and we look forward to even greater achievements in the future. 

On this occasion, we also remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend the UAE. Commemoration Day on November 30 is a day of pride for every Emirati; it fills our hearts with longing, but also with gratitude to our heroes, and we promise to carry the torch and continue their fight to make the UAE a leader among nations.