As 2017 comes to a close today, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has an uplifting New Year message for the people of UAE.

“Brothers and sisters, as 2017 comes to an end – with all of its challenges and achievements, all of its projects and initiatives – we say thanks to all who were a part of our achievements, thanks to every member of the UAE community and thanks to everyone for their positive contributions to make a better and happier world.”

“We wish that 2018 is filled with generosity and goodness for everybody – blessings and development for our great people and our friends. We are optimistic for the new year, for a new journey of dedicated work/service, and a new optimistic spirit to take on challenges that takes us to new heights of success and achievements.”