Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, said that in the past 51 years, the UAE has emerged as a world leader, having set international benchmarks across many sectors.
“Apart from the growth of the physical and social infrastructure, the strategic initiatives and ease of doing business have taken the country to the forefront of the global competitiveness index. UAE has created an unmatched multicultural ecosystem for citizens from multiple nationalities that has led to unity in diversity, with over 200 nationalities living happily and peacefully in this ocean of peace and prosperity.”
Yusuff Ali M.A., Chairman and Managing Director of LuLu Group, said: “On the occasion of the 51st National Day of the UAE, I extend my warm greetings to the visionary leaders and the people of the land. We have seen marvellous progress over the past five decades and carved a modern and thriving country out of our desert — a land of opportunity and humane values which welcomes the whole world. As we step into the sixth decade of development, let us pledge to join hands and efforts to make this and future years even brighter for our beloved UAE.”
Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, SEDD Chairman, stressed that the National Day confirms the national spirit of interdependence and cohesion between the leadership and the people. He added that the occasion serves as reminder of the earlier generations who laid the foundations of UAE federation, which is still present with us to this day as we celebrate it every year to confirm our pride in our country and our leadership.
Shabbir Merchant, Managing Director, Champion Neon, said: “On the auspicious occasion of the 51st National Day of the UAE, I would like to extend my warmest greetings to our nation’s leaders, government, and the people of UAE. Today we celebrate 51 years of success, prosperity, passion and cohesiveness. May Allah shower His blessings upon our beloved country, United Arab Emirates.”
Bharat Bhatia, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Conares, also wished the UAE leaders the very best for the 51st UAE National Day. Bhatia said: “The UAE has broken through every single ceiling and reached unimaginable heights, transforming itself from a small oil-producing nation in the desert to a global industrial and manufacturing powerhouse. The country has a rich history of being progressive and forward-thinking in everything they do as they have strived to live up to the vision of its founders. Wishing the government and people of the UAE a very happy National Day and know that they will continue to thrive and prosper.”
George Saad, Chief Executive Officer of Al Zorah Real Estate, said: “We as citizens and residents of the UAE feel great delight in being able to experience UAE National Day 2022. Today [December 2], we celebrate our glorious nation, whose leadership continue to set the global standards in honesty, freedom, dedication, and bravery, and who work tirelessly to ensure achievement of ambitious goals for the betterment of the nation. We continue to support the government of the UAE and its institutions on paving the way for everlasting successes in the fields of humanitarianism, philanthropy, technology, healthcare, business, tourism, and more.”
Hyther Nizam, President of Zoho Corp. Middle East and Africa, said: “The UAE National Day is a special day for everyone to celebrate. Every year we not only commemorate the Emirates’ union, but celebrate the ripple effect of the nation’s continuing prosperity, development as well as the growth across different sectors — especially in technology — that we reap its benefits as organisations and individuals. On this occasion, we extend our warmest wishes and support to the UAE’s leadership, government and citizens for the hard work, relentless determination and unbounded ambition that continue to push its limits beyond imagination. This year, Zoho celebrated National Day in an event co-hosted with Dubai Culture and ‘Let’s Work’, featuring cultural dances, Emirati cuisines and performances to showcase UAE’s rich local heritage.”
Ali Sajwani, Managing Director at DAMAC Properties and Founder and CEO of D-Labs said: “Growing up in the UAE, we learned about the legacy of our Founding Fathers. Today, I am witnessing their incredible vision for the country in full fruition. The country is prospering beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, and I want to use this day to acknowledge their positive impact on this great country and humanity in general.”
Example of tolerance
Kamal Vachani, Group Director and Partner at Al Maya Group, also extended his wishes on UAE National Day. Vachani said: “I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to the country’s visionary leadership. The UAE an example of coexistence and tolerance with more than 200 nationalities living together in harmony, and we all call it our second home. As a long-time resident and one of the leading business groups in the UAE, we are witnessing the UAE’s approach towards new areas of development, science and technology, renewable green energy. We are proud of the UAE which is emerging as a soft power on the world map.”
‘Filled with inspiration’
Khaled Al Huraimel, Group Chief Executive Office at Beeah Group, said: “When we look at how far the UAE has come in a little over five decades, and how much progress the nation achieves year after year, there is no doubt that we are filled with inspiration. We are fortunate to have a determined leadership with the foresight and commitment to the holistic development of the nation, from societal progress and providing an unparalleled quality of its life for its people, to advancing UAE’s competitiveness for global partnerships by innovating in fields and industries that are crucial for human progress. On UAE’s 51st National Day, we, as Beeach Group, are proud to reaffirm our alignment with the national agenda and the commitment of our businesses to continue pioneering a sustainable quality of life for all.”
Investing in people
Mansour AlMulla, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer at Edge, said: “On this the 51st National Day, we celebrate our heritage, our significant achievements, and the great strides the UAE has made to earn its respected place on the world stage. Edge is proud to contribute to the nation’s continued security and economic development through the manufacture of technologically advanced products and solutions in the defence and civilian sectors, by forging meaningful and beneficial global partnerships, and by investing in people both here at home and from further afield.”