Mohammed bin Rashid: Our national Airlines, together, are world’s largest

WAM DUBAI, 18th November, 2013 (WAM) — Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said that, “The U.A.E. has a unique vision until the year 2021 to become one of the best countries in the world. We have global economic ambitions in several sectors, including the aviation sector, and that the next seven years will be crucial for the U.A.E. to become a major economic player in the world”.

His Highness made the remarks when commenting on Emirates Airlines’ historical orders at the Dubai Airshow, which amounted to more than 500 aircraft valued at AED 650 billion, “President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is leading a new phase of growth in the country and everyone, in every sector and every emirate, are working together in accordance with unified directives towards a single vision and common goals”, Sheikh Mohammed added.

His Highness continued, “For decades, the country has invested in building a community, and today this community does not have the word “impossible” in its dictionary, 42 years ago, airplanes were strange to most people in the U.A.E. but today our national aviation companies are leading the sector globally. We are investing in the future and we believe in ourselves, in our youth, to bring happiness to our people.” Sheikh Mohammed stated that, “We have the best road infrastructure in the world according to reports, and now we are the owners of the best airline routes. People say the sky is the limit of ambitions and we say that the sky and the atmosphere is just the beginning.” His Highness went on to say, “We have the best aviation and navigation networks as well as the best road networks with the best smart electronic networking. We are connecting the world, and the U.A.E. will not be just a transfer point between East and West, but will also be the new economic centre of the world and we will be the economic, touristic and cultural capital for more than two billion people around us.” He concluded, “We have a message and an invitation to the region around us; the message is that stability in the region is achieved by investing in its economy and bringing together its countries, working on the welfare of its people. The invitation is for all to join us in our quest to build the future and reinvigorate hope in the Arab region .” WAM/ES/CM

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