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REPORTS - NATIONAL DAY 2001

World leaders congratulate President

Posted on 10/12/2001

President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan has received cables of congratulations from a number of Gulf Co-operation Council, Arab and world leaders on the occasion of his re-election as the President of the UAE. The cables came from King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Emir of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, President Bashar Al Assad of Syria, President Abdul Aziz ...  >>MORE

Emirates Industrial Bank - National day 2001

Posted on 09/12/2001

The crucial decision taken by the board of directors of the emirates industrial bank (EIB) in May 2001 to raise the bank's capital from Dh400 million to one billion dirhams over the coming six years was a strong indicator of the growing demand for industrial financing services. EIB, owned by government agencies and a number of commercial banks in the United Arab Emirates, provides soft loans to industrial investors in line with the UAE's bid to diversify its economy away from oil. A report ...  >>MORE

Zayed tours Abu Dhabi breakwaters

Posted on 08/12/2001

President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan on Tuesday night witnessed at the Corniche and Abu Dhabi breakwaters a heritage procession organised by the National Heritage House of Abu Dhabi as part of the activities marking the 30th anniversary of the UAE's National Day. Sheikh Zayed, who was greeted by seven women participants, each representing one of the country's seven emirates, expressed satisfaction over the activities and thanked both the participants and the organisers ...  >>MORE

Zayed Charity Foundation - National day 2001

Posted on 08/12/2001

The UAE has made great contributions in support of charity and humanitarian works at local, regional and international levels. These contributions were made through various channels, including the Zayed Foundation, which manifests President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's nobility and generosity in charity works both inside the UAE and abroad, through his financing of many charity projects. The Foundation has become a world-renowned organisation in the field of humanitarian and charity ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development - National day 2001

Posted on 08/12/2001

By extending development aid and loans to brotherly and friendly developing countries, the UAE has joined the club of the world's most generous donors and creditors. The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is one of the most active financing agencies in the country. Since its foundation in 1971, the ADFD has offered development loans in the tune of Dh 16.5 billion by November 2001 to finance 223 projects in over 55 Arab, African and Asian countries. Speaking on the glorious occasion of ...  >>MORE

UAE RCS - National day 2001

Posted on 07/12/2001

Through the 30 years of the federation march the United Arab Emirates has been able to tell a success story about unity and presented itself as a model of a successful federal system in the modern world. The UAE's successful experience reflects all aspect of life, including the charity and humanitarian works, which a report from the UAE Red Crescent Society, issued to mark the 30th anniversary of the UAE National Day, came to highlight. The report, which attributed the success of the ...  >>MORE

UAE a well oiled economy says report

Posted on 06/12/2001

The most significant happening in the UAE's economy before the formation of the federation was the first oil exports from Abu Dhabi in 1957, says Mohammed Alabbar, director general of the Dubai Department of Economic Development. This was the catalyst that triggered the now celebrated transformation of the economy. According to a report in the special supplement published by the Gulf News on the occasion of the UAE's 30th national day: "Abu Dhabi's lead in 1957 was followed by Dubai in 1969 ...  >>MORE

Zayed re-elected President

Posted on 06/12/2001

Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the emirates re-elected President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for a further five years as Head of State on 2 December. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum was also re-elected as Vice-president for five more years. ...  >>MORE

Zayed addresses the nation on UAE 30th National Day

Posted on 06/12/2001

President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan said in a speech to the nation on 1 December marking the UAE's 30th National Day that 'the nation's achievements acquire greater value through the people's unity, steadfastness and determination to achieve the impossible on the road to progress, while preserving their traditions and customs', and that 'we take pride in the achievements we have made so far and we look forward to continuing this progress'. Sheikh Zayed also called upon ...  >>MORE

UAE: Thirty years of transformation and progress

Posted on 04/12/2001

The United Arab Emirates will find a prominent place in world textbooks as a brilliant example of rapid development, said the daily "Gulf News” in a special supplement published on the occasion of the 30th National Day. "A few thousand years hence when historians tell the tales of how great civilisations were born, blossomed and flourished, the United Arab Emirates will find a prominent place in world textbooks as a brilliant example of rapid development,” said the report. "The federation ...  >>MORE

Khalifa hoist national flag on world’s tallest flagpole-National day 2001

Posted on 03/12/2001

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today hoisted the national flag on the world's tallest flagpole at the Abu Dhabi Corniche breakwater as part of the country's celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the national day. The function was attended by Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Habtour, Speaker of the Federal National Council, Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Zayed re-elected President

Posted on 03/12/2001

Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the emirates yesterday re-elected President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for another five years as Head of State. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum was also re-elected for five more years, it was announced by Minister of State for Supreme Council Affairs Sheikh Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Zayed, a symbol of Arab unity, dignity -National day 2001

Posted on 03/12/2001

The Chairman of the Fujairah Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture has praised President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's role in the UAE's progress on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of UAE National Day. Khalifa Khamis Mattar Al Kaabi said that December 2, 1971, marked the start of the country's development in the federation which brought all the emirates together so as to better exploit the country's resources. "The wise leadership of President His Highness ...  >>MORE

Federal National Council - National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

The Federal National Council, FNC, has attributed the UAE's ability to achieve great development in a record period of time to the wise leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan. In a statement issued today to mark the 30th anniversary of the country's national Day, the FNC said that the wise leadership of Sheikh Zayed has kept the country united and achieved for UAE citizens their ambitions, making peace, stability and prosperity to reign and prevail in the country. It ...  >>MORE

Statement by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai - National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

UAE leaders today praised President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as the founder of the modern UAE. They said the country, under his wise leadership, had achieved great progress and prosperity in a record short time, winning great respect and accolades at regional and international levels. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of UAE's national Day, a number of UAE leadership, spoke to the "Dira'a Al Watan” magazine to expressed their joy on this happy occasion and share their ideas on the ...  >>MORE

Statement by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan - National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

Environmental protection a priority: Sheikh Hamdan The UAE federation under the wise leadership of the President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the support of Their Highnesses, Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, has made a record progress and shown tremendous achievements towards building a modern nation, in which citizens enjoy prosperity and stability. In a statement to mark the 30th anniversary of the UAE's National Day Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ...  >>MORE

Statement by H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman - National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, said the federation was a turning point in the UAE history as it mirrored the relentless persistence of a visionary leader and strong will of his people. ' What has been achieved over the past three decades was another miracle after the creation of the federation. But, most of the remarkable success was made in the development of the UAE human resources. The federal government has rallied all its sources to ...  >>MORE

Statement by H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain - National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, said ' We are proud the UAE federation has set an excellent example of a united modern state with development indicators that are in bar with advanced countries in the world. ' Islamic values and local traditions are the protective shield of our progress against the adverse consequences of globalisation, he said. ' Sheikh Zayed and his fellow Rulers of the Emirates have made huge efforts to raise the ...  >>MORE

Statement by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister - National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister, said that the UAE has accomplished various achievements which covered all aspects of life and secured a decent and free life for its citizens in the past 30 years and urged citizens to use available capabilities for accomplishing further economic, social, political and educational advances. "Our economic, scientific, technical and intellectual progress should continue and we should all as leaders and people ...  >>MORE

Statement by President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan - National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

Sheikh Zayed calls Iran for talks, reiterates UAE's backing for fight against terrorism: President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan today said that the prosperity, security and stability that the UAE enjoyed were the result of the patience, perseverance, continued hard work and great efforts of all citizens. In a message to the UAE people on the occasion of the country's 30th National Day, Sheikh Zayed said that the country was proud of its achievements thus far and looked forward to ...  >>MORE

Statement by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces - National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said today that Sheikh Zayed had crystallized a far-sighted and modern vision that preserves national identity and heritage and copes, in the same time, with regional and international developments. "Our celebrations of this year's national day coincides with our success in entering the third millennium with steadfast steps and strong self-confidence in dealing and ...  >>MORE

Statement by H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah - National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, said the UAE had become an active player at regional and international family thanks to the prudent policies adopted by Sheikh Zayed. 'We have, since the creation of the federation, made many ambitions and overcome many challenges and this led us to stand shoulder to shoulder with great nations that built their civilisation and culture,' he said. Locally, he said, remarkable achievements had been made in all ...  >>MORE

Statement by H.H. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah- National day 2001

Posted on 02/12/2001

Hailing the December 2 as a new dawn in UAE modern history, H.H. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, said the UAE leaders had joined forces to create a federal modern state enjoying progress and prosperity in all walks of life. Sheikh Saqr praised Sheikh Zayed's far-sighted vision on the Palestinian cause, Afghanistan events, and fighting all manifestations and forms of terrorism through addressing its causes. On Iran's occupation of the three ...  >>MORE

Photography exhibition to mark 30th National Day

Posted on 01/12/2001

The Dubai Municipality will stage a photographic exhibition together with Motivate Publishing to celebrate the 30th National Day titled "The UAE Remembers." The exhibition will open on Dec.2 at Union House Jumeirah, the very building where the federation agreement was signed and the UAE was created on Dec.2, 1971. The exhibition features over 200 photographs by Sir Wilfred Thesiger, Ronald Codrai, Noor Ali Rashid and Ramesh Shukla whose combined works cover the time period from the 1940s ...  >>MORE

ETISALAT - National day 2001

Posted on 01/12/2001

Since the establishment of the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, ETISALAT, in 1976, the Corporation has made series of achievements, which placed the UAE among the best countries in terms of the provision of advanced telecommunication services at affordable prices. To celebrate its silver jubilee, which fell last September, ETISALAT made a series of price cuts in its services which made its prices the lowest in the Middle East region. The last few years has reiterated that ...  >>MORE

Dubai Ports - National day 2001

Posted on 01/12/2001

H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, issued in April 2001, a decree to merge Dubai ports, customs and free zone to respond to the need of business society in Dubai and to establish a strong entity capable of facing market demands and to enhance the presence of the UAE in general and Dubai in particular at regional and international levels. Dubai ports were internationally recognised by their distinguished role in the Middle East this ...  >>MORE

UAE hailed as model state - National day 2001

Posted on 01/12/2001

Over the past 30 years, the UAE has become a model country with a pioneering position in Arab regional and international arenas. It enjoys respect of the international community for its achievements and wise policies in political, economic, scientific and cultural fields. Great changes have been witnessed in the history and position of the UAE thanks to the visionary policy of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Marking the 30th anniversary of UAE National Day, the ...  >>MORE

UAE makes major strides in agricultural development - National Day 2001

Posted on 30/11/2001

The UAE has set an excellent model of how persistence and sound policies can turned a desert into lavish gardens despite the harsh weather and scarcity of water. The UAE's unprecedented success in the field of agriculture could not have been possible without the far-sighted vision and resolve of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who also believes that farming and civilisation are two faces of one coin. Inspired by Sheikh Zayed's visionary leadership, the UAE is today exporting ...  >>MORE

Health - National day 2001

Posted on 30/11/2001

During the past year, the Ministry of Health has continued efforts to improve and modernise its healthcare services by introducing state- of-art diagnostic, curative and preventive systems. The implementation of these and other plans have further enhanced the network of health and medical facilities in the country, which have now been acknowledged by the World Health Organisation as being on a par with those of the industrialised nations. Among achievements in 2001 was the certification of the ...  >>MORE

Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow-Up - National day 2001

Posted on 30/11/2001

The Zayed Centre for Coordination and Follow up, ZCCF, was established in September 1999, with the main objectives of seeking to strengthen Arab solidarity in all fields to help in the evolution of a strategic Arab vision in facing current and future challenges and to strengthen and protect the Arab identity. It operates within the framework of the philosophy of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, and with the support and follow-up of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy ...  >>MORE

Environment - National day 2001

Posted on 30/11/2001

The UAE gives special attention to the conservation and development of the environment thanks to the personal care lent by President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the environment and wildlife. Over the course of the last year, a number of important steps have been taken, both at a federal and a local level, which will help to promote the country's environmental agenda. At a federal level, the Federal Environmental Agency, FEA, commenced preparing the executive order for the ...  >>MORE

Economy - National day 2001

Posted on 30/11/2001

As the 30th UAE national Day approaches, the country's economy is sound and strong and is capable of withstanding the impact of recent developments and the consequent slowdown in the global economy and decline in oil prices, according to senior officials. 'Although the Global Economic Outlook shows slowdown in the world economy and decline in oil prices in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, we believe the UAE economy has shown in the past its soundness and strength in ...  >>MORE

Oil - National day 2001

Posted on 30/11/2001

Oil and gas have been the major component of the development of the United Arab Emirates since the federation was established in 1971. While the federation provided the political will for the building of a modern country and society, the wealth from oil and gas production has been wisely used oil and gas wealth was wisely used economically to build the country's international-standard infrastructure, capable of establishing and sustaining a strong economy. Each year since the federation was ...  >>MORE

'Justice key to foreign policy' - National day 2001

Posted on 30/11/2001

'Justice key to foreign policy'The political approach of the UAE since the establishment of the federation on December 2, 1971, has been characterised by balance, moderation, support to the right and justice and condemnation of terror in all manifestation. This approach is based on dialogue and understanding between brethren and friends, observance of the international conventions and the UN Charter, non-intervention in the internal affairs of other countries, respect of good-neighbourly and ...  >>MORE

Foreign Policy - National day 2001

Posted on 30/11/2001

Since its creation on December 2, 1971, the federation of United Arab Emirates, under the wise leadership of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has adopted a balanced foreign policy that is characterized by moderation and support of the right and justice. This policy is based on dialogue with brotherly and friendly nations, respect of international laws and conventions, compliance with the UN charter, non interference in other countries' internal affairs, observing good ...  >>MORE

Summary - National day 2001

Posted on 30/11/2001

On 2nd December 2001, the federation of the United Arab Emirates will mark the 30th anniversary of its establishment in 1971. Led throughout this period by President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE is proud of its achievement in emerging as one of the worlds fastest developing countries, and one which, at the same time, enjoys prosperity, security and good relations with most of the international community. Over the past year, the UAE has continued to develop ...  >>MORE

UAE celebrates 30th National Day with a public holiday

Posted on 29/11/2001

To mark the 30th anniversary of UAE's National Day, there will be a holiday on December 2 and 3 for ministries and other federal government institutions. ...  >>MORE

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World leaders congratulate President


Emirates Industrial Bank - National day 2001


Zayed tours Abu Dhabi breakwaters


Zayed Charity Foundation - National day 2001


Abu Dhabi Fund for Development - National day 2001


UAE RCS - National day 2001


UAE a well oiled economy says report


Zayed re-elected President


Zayed addresses the nation on UAE 30th National Day


UAE: Thirty years of transformation and progress


Khalifa hoist national flag on world’s tallest flagpole-National day 2001


Zayed re-elected President


Zayed, a symbol of Arab unity, dignity -National day 2001


Federal National Council - National day 2001


Statement by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai - National day 2001


Statement by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan - National day 2001


Statement by H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman - National day 2001


Statement by H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain - National day 2001


Statement by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister - National day 2001


Statement by President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan - National day 2001


Statement by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces - National day 2001


Statement by H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah - National day 2001


Statement by H.H. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah- National day 2001


Photography exhibition to mark 30th National Day


ETISALAT - National day 2001


Dubai Ports - National day 2001


UAE hailed as model state - National day 2001


UAE makes major strides in agricultural development - National Day 2001


Health - National day 2001


Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow-Up - National day 2001


Environment - National day 2001


Economy - National day 2001


Oil - National day 2001


'Justice key to foreign policy' - National day 2001


Foreign Policy - National day 2001


Summary - National day 2001


UAE celebrates 30th National Day with a public holiday