Sheikh Faisal bin Sultan bin Salem Al Qassimi, Chairman of the United Arab Bank, stressed that the UAE National Day is a valued and cherished occasion to reminisce about our country’s achievements and milestones, which placed it among the world’s most advanced countries.

“Today, we are not just marking the birth anniversary of our country, but also celebrating the UAE’s impressive achievements, which transformed it into a nation of excellence, innovation, creativity, a nation of leadership, empowerment and tolerance”, Sheikh Faisal said.

On this occasion, Chairman of the United Arab Bank extended his heartfelt  congratulations to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.

The 48th National Day is a dear occasion to everyone of us. It is as special as ever given it reflects the country’s unique spirit of unity, diversity and solidarity. It shows how we take pride in our leadership, homeland and unity. On this day, we renew our pledge to follow in the footsteps of our wise leadership and to work relentlessly to bring about our country’s vision.

Since the creation of the union, the UAE has made great strides and progressed to be at forefront of the world nations in many global indicators. It has realised in few years what other nations need ages to achieve.

The true celebration of this glorious day can be better expressed in hard work and dedication as patriotism is more in actions and sacrifices than in words. This is what we have learned from our founding fathers and leaders.

Our celebrations today are message of duty and renewal of loyalty to our wise leadership and an immense appreciation to the strenuous efforts made by our founding fathers to realise the dream of the Union. Year on year, we are getting more determined to continue on the path of prosperity, success, progress, and sustainable development.


Sheikh Faisal concluded his speech by saying: “On this national anniversary, we remember with pride, appreciation and loyalty the early founders of UAE under the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who laid solid foundations for the advancement of the country and set a global role model in building a modern state according to the best international practices in field.

Equally important, Sheikh Faisal paid rich tribute to Emirati veterans who spared no efforts to bring the union to a success, in line with the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, wishing those alive good health and mercy upon those who departed from this world.

Source: MISBAR Communications