This sentiment was strongly supported by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed also emphasised that the UAE will continue to invest not only in hard infrastructure but also in soft infrastructure, with a sharp focus on education, healthcare and a culture that promotes research and development.
“The future always surprises us. We cannot predict it, but we do have a responsibility to look ahead and trace its outlines, as well as the opportunities and challenges it will present,” Sheikh Mohammed said in an interview published in ‘The Business Year: Dubai 2012’ edition produced by Dubai FDI.
“Our Green Economy Initiative announced earlier this year reaffirms our commitment to diversify energy sources and preserve environment whilst strengthening our competitive position,” he concluded.