Umm Al Quwain
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla
Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Umm Al Quwain
Government of Umm Al Quwain
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Ruler of Umm Al Quwain
On the 50th Anniversary of the UAE Union
Since the dawn of the union 50 years ago, the UAE’s visionary leadership laid down the foundation for nation-building, emphasising political unity, economic growth, and enacting legislation to strengthen the legal framework of government entities and empower the citizens. The leadership set its priorities in education, social wellbeing, public health, and implementing the best international practices in science and technology.
Those who have been following the comprehensive development of the UAE since its establishment will be able to vouch for the great efforts put into achieving national unity, loyalty to the state and its leadership and the will to defend the sovereignty of this country. Government-approved national plans and programmes and public policies to promote federal work were implemented to achieve these goals, measured through key performance indicators. For the state, the objective is to achieve a high international status in various industries, achieve food security, and ensure the social and cultural wellbeing of the citizens and residents of the UAE.
Throughout the last 50 years, the UAE has put in place ambitious plans and development programmes at every stage of its national work. It has provided all the required financial and technological support to enhance the capacity of its national workforce to build the future it has dreamed of. The goals envisioned by the UAE will go on to promote a higher quality of life for its people. As of 2020, UAE’s foreign trade has placed it among the top 20 countries worldwide in 16 competitive indicators.
UAE citizens have set a precedent in the Arab world by establishing scientific research and space science centres. Though a young country, the UAE and its leadership have sought to train its national personnel to accomplish feats such as reaching Mars to carry out scientific research and many other accomplishments in the fields of environmental studies, climate, atmosphere, geology and energy.
Our preparations to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the UAE is part of our comprehensive development strategy for the coming 50 years. The plan focuses on preparing qualified nationals and residents in the UAE to fulfil its scientific, economic and investment goals following the objectives set by the leadership. With this, we will continue to make the UAE a key global player in all fields.