Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, posted a video on social media that highlighted some of the UAE’s key achievements in the past 365 days.
The video went viral and attracted more than 41,000 likes in just three hours. The video captioned, “What can a country achieve in 365 days?” presented the significant milestones achieved by the UAE in 2023.
The major achievements highlighted in the video include;
Expo 2020 Dubai
Overcoming Pandemic Challenges: Despite the challenges posed by a global pandemic that paralyzed the world for two years, the UAE accomplished the impossible by successfully hosting Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Museum of the Future
UAE’s “Museum of the Future” is an architectural marvel that has earned global acclaim as the world’s most beautiful building, showcasing boundless innovation.
Non-Oil Trade Growth
During a period of global economic crisis, the UAE has registered a remarkable 17 percent growth in its non-oil trade, reaching almost $600 billion.
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) November 8, 2023
The country hosted 25 million tourists in the post-pandemic period, which was considered impossible by many.
1 Billion Meals
In a notable humanitarian initiative, the UAE gathered one billion meals for the global poor in just one month.
Love for Reading
The Arab Reading Challenge, the largest reading initiative globally, brought together an impressive 24.8 million students, promoting a passion for reading among the youth in the Arab region.
The UAE signed a $100 billion deal to invest in clean energy, making it the largest investor in clean energy worldwide.
The UAE reaffirmed its global significance by hosting the COP 28 summit, offering a platform for 140 heads of state and government to participate in crucial dialogues about climate change.