Sheikh Mohammed celebrates his sixth anniversary

04/01/2012 - Dubai Investment News Posted Bob Brunskill
Sheikh Mohammed celebrates his sixth anniversary

Today (January 4th) marks the sixth anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid's first day as Ruler of Dubai.During that time, property investors and others with business interests in the emirate have seen a number of major projects come into fruition.Indeed, Dubai's credentials as a tourist, retail, business and entertainment hub have improved significantly over the past six years.During that time, Dubai has welcomed the construction of the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building - the Dubai Metro service and the Palm Jumeirah luxury resort.These achievements, and many others, have been made during Sheik Mohammed's reign as vice-president and prime minister.However, in an interview with The National, Nasif Kayed, general manager of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, explained that Sheikh Mohammed's impact has extended beyond Dubai's borders."Dubai is now a great city that people look to as a role model. His greatest achievement is the vision for the region at large rather than the vision for the individual city of Dubai," he told the news provider."To give Arabs the hope and the vision that they can be great nations rather than remaining third-world countries, this is one of the most amazing things."