His Excellency Hamad Al Mansoori, Director General of Digital Dubai, said: “On the International Day for Tolerance, we remember the great leaders who planted the seeds of compassion and the spirit of cooperation and tolerance in the hearts of the Emirati people and everyone who resides in this country, leaders who instilled a culture of respect for diversity as a value and standard for humanity at its best.”

“This culture, which was nurtured by our Founding Fathers, was reinforced by the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan by declaring 2019 the ‘Year of Tolerance’, and continues to be upheld by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai,” H.E. added. “It is a culture that prioritizes human beings, leaves nobody behind, and drives everyone forward to live together in a spirit of constructive competition and productivity to shape the present and the future.”

“Today, we take pride in belonging to a nation that believes in the capabilities of its people, constantly empowering them to have confidence, interact with the modern world, and learn from the best global experiences to serve their community and country,” H.E. Al Mansoori noted. “Over the years, major developments have taken place in every sector, especially digital transformation, which have strengthened this culture, firmly establishing a way of life based on communication, give and take, and knowledge exchange, that has propelled us to where we are today. The UAE has become a success story, admired and appreciated around the world, and a model everyone strives to emulate and benefit from.”