Jun 11 2012
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Mohammed bin Rashid receives Iranian oil minister
Mohammed gets global credit for Palm
Sheikh Mohammed discussed with the visiting Iranian senior official, in attendance of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the bilateral relations between the UAE and the Islamic Republic of Iran and ways to enhance the culture of peace, dialogue and stability in the region for the mutual interest of the two countries.
The meeting was attended by Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chief Executive of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Minister of State Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Director of Dubai Ruler's Court Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shebani, Commander General of Dubai Police Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim and a number of officials in addition to Iran's Ambassador to the UAE Mohammed Reza Fayyaz.
Under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will attend tomorrow the graduation of 315 students of Higher Colleges of Technology HCT at Dubai Men's College (DMC).
The 2012 batch will include graduates of HCT in all its six fields and other colleges run under its supervision.
Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology , hailed the role of the wise leadership in supporting education aiming at qualifying the promising generation in all field, underscoring the importance of the continuous support to enable HCT to continue its commitment towards providing the distinguished qualitative education through the use of latest technology.
EHRA hails Sheikh Mohammed's decision on drafting federal law for child protection
The Emirates Human Rights Association (EHRA) has hailed the decision of the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for drafting a federal law on children protection in the UAE with the aim of ensuring safe and bright future for them.
Abdul Rahman Ghanem, Head of Child Committee at EHRA said that the law will have a positive and active role in protecting the children rights.
He also stressed that the decision comes out of Sheikh Mohammed's keenness to protect child's future in the state and it will work on reducing crimes that violate the rights of the child besides it will be a deterrent for those thinking of committing a crime against children.
Mohammed gets global credit for Palm
A well-known international newspaper has paid tributes to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for his role in turning Dubai into one of the fastest growing cities, saying Palm Islands is just one of his ideas.
IB Times, which is printed in the US, Britain and many other countries, described the Palm Islands in Dubai as the 8th wonder of the world and referring to official description that they are the world's largest man-made islands.
The paper, which is published in 10 languages, carried a large picture of the Palm Islands and said they were part of an ongoing plan by Dubai to develop its tourism sector and maintain its position as one of the fastest growing cities. It described the Palm Islands as a popular travel destination in the world.
"Claiming the title of the largest manmade archipelago in the world, the Palm Islands can be seen from space. Each of them is shaped like a palm tree, but there are no actual palm trees there," the paper said.
"The islands were a brainchild of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, who decided Dubai needed a new role as its oil supply ran out. Sheik Mohammed teamed up with Nakheel Properties to create islands for the emirate, whose desert climate and short coastline limited tourism development."
IB Times said the Palm Island project took just four years to complete and each island required nearly 12 million pounds of rock and more than 53 million pounds of sand from the ocean floor to construct.
It said Jumeirah, the only island open to the public, houses the Burj Al-Arab seven-star luxury hotel. The Palm Jumeirah also includes residential property as well as commercial attractions like The Trunk, 16 Fronds and Crescent.
"The first residents, who include David Beckham, moved onto plots on Jumeirah during the summer of 2007," the newspaper said.
"In total, the Palm Islands house 60 luxury hotels, 4,000 residential villas, 1,000 water homes, 5,000 shoreline apartments and multiple marinas, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas, cinemas and dive sites."
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