The most recent UAE National Day had a new focus. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, called on citizens to “celebrate achievements” rather than “personalities.”
One of the country’s greatest achievements, Expo 2020, is still a work-in-progress, officially launching in two years. Its theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” reflects the spirit that created the UAE, as highlighted in this article, “The United Arab Emirates Turns 50 and Invites the World to Its Party.”
Expo 2020, hosted in Dubai, will celebrate the entire UAE.
– Bill Ellis, Dubai 100 contributor