UAE puts its faith in youth with aplomb!

Dubai, February 6, 2016: Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has thrown up a contest of sort for the aspiration youth in the country.

Maktoum in a series of tweets on Twitter expressed his faith in the country’s youth and has asked universities in UAE to nominate 3 young men and women in the last two years or who are in their final years and from them one person would be chosen as a UAE government minister.

The announcement has evoked a strong buzz in the online world with many hailing the decission.

Stating further, Maktoum said that “Our young country was built by the hands and achievements of youth. Youth is our strength and speed and is our treasure for the future and that the youth have hopes and dreams, issues and challenges; they are the reason why societies prosper or fail. They are our hope for the future.”

The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai also underscored that youth represent half of the Arab societies, so it was logical to give them a voice and role in governing the nation.


The interactive streak in the ruler is on full display for the World Government Summit 2016 which would be inaugurated by U.S. President Barack Obama via video conferencing.

Maktoum has decided to take questions from the public ahead of Monday’s World Government Summit which will see over 3,000 participants and delegates of 125 governments.

He said that “Our objective from the World Government Summit is to prepare all government officials around the world for the future, which holds huge changes in all aspects for all of us.”

Later he also added that “Beginning today, I will receive your questions on the hashtag(s) #World_Government_Summit, and the dialogue will revolve around the future of education, health, cities of the future, government services, among others.”