Under the auspices of the Martyrs’ Families Affairs Office, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) hosted another Ramadan Council on Tuesday evening. Now in their fifth session, the Councils are organized nationwide by the Law Respect Culture Bureau under the theme ‘This is What Zayed Loves Most.’ They are held in collaboration with the Security Media Department at the General Directorate of Security Support, of the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

The second Council was titled ‘The Emirati Personality, Roots and Ambitions,’ and shed light on the Emirati personality and the characteristics of it that are deeply rooted in UAE citizens, as well as the boundless ambition of this personality. The main topic included three different themes and an overview of the basic factors that contribute to the development of the human personality, which lies within parental nurturing and school education.    

The second theme tackled the impact of the Emirati personality in achieving positive patriotism. The final theme discussed the current and future status of the Emirati personality, highlighting the successes and excellence achieved by following in the footsteps of Zayed, and finally, the participation in a future that promises further successes.

The 2016 Ramadan Councils, which are held under the auspices of the Martyrs’ Families Affairs Office, will pay tribute to martyrs this year, in recognition of their role and precious sacrifices in elevating their country and protecting national gains and achievements. To this end, a ‘Martyr’s Tent’ will be set up in each emirate.

Roots and Ambitions

The Council, which was held in Abu Dhabi, was hosted by Saoud Salem Al Shafi Al Hajeri, in Khalifa City and moderated by media figure Issa Al Maeil Al Zaabi. The participants emphasized the importance of preserving the roots and ambitions of the Emirati character, which honors national identity and upholds the values of sacrifice, loyalty and dedication.

During the Council, participants looked back on beautiful memories from the glorious past and the prestigious present, which emphasized the importance of preserving the resolve and cohesion of the Emirati character, which has been shaped by honorable national events, under the rule of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In particular, the participants recalled late Sheikh Zayed’s personality, known for his generous nature and his deep-rooted attachment to the values and traditions that have been passed down through subsequent generations; his unrelenting unbridled ambition; and his memorable openness to all new, useful and successful ideas.

Attendees also recalled the sacrifices of the brave UAE martyrs who laid down their lives in defense of truth and justice, answered the call of duty and valiantly defended Arab and Islamic dignity. They expressed their pride in the martyrs’ loyalty and their determination to protect the country and its glory; setting a role model for future generations, thanks to their heroic stances that will remain forever engraved in history, in the memory of the nation and in the minds of the people of the UAE. In conclusion, they noted that the valiant martyrs of the UAE are a source of pride, thanks to their eagerness to promote the prestigious status of the country and its people in international forums.

The Council was attended by Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi, Deputy Director of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Lt. Colonel Dr. Jamal Saif Fares, Director of the Legal Affairs Department in H.H. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Diwan; Colonel Dr. Ahmed Ali Al Khuzaimi, Director of the Officers Training Institute at the MoI; and Colonel Mohamed Ali Al Shehhi, Deputy Director of the Human Rights Department. Also attending were Colonel Jamal Al Ameri, Chief of the Public Relations Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of the Abu Dhabi Police; and Lt. Colonel Dr. Jamal Mohammed Khalfan Al Naqbi, Legal Advisor at the MoI.

The Council was also attended by Abdul Latif Sayadi, research expert at the National Archives at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Dr. Ahmed Al Zamil, Preacher at the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments; Advisor, Dr. Qasim Al Oum; Poet, Abdul Mohsen Al Hajeri; alongside a number of officers, officials and a group of citizens, residents and media figures.

The participants tackled three main topics. The first was defining the factors that formulate the human personality, which is based on two main influences, ‘home education and school education.’ The second topic raised the question: ‘Is the Emirati personality influential and interactive?’ This topic addressed the impact and interaction of the Emirati personality and the extent and means for achieving positive patriotism. The third topic tackled ‘The current and future realities of the Emirati personality,’ and the extent to which this personality contributes to ensuring a future that promises more success and the sustainability of better living.

Personality Formation

During discussion of the topic ‘defining the factors that formulate the human personality,’ the participants called for development of the Emirati character from a young age through ‘home education and school education,’ in order to achieve the standards of positive patriotism, the effective cohesion of society, and to promote the concept of rights and responsibilities, to facilitate the features of ‘the influential and interactive personality’ being realized.

Effect and Interaction

The speakers revisited the topic of the ‘Influential and interactive Emirati personality,’ based on the personality of the Founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who established wise concepts on how to build the Emirati character. They set out examples and evidence of the virtues and exploits of the Human “Zayed” throughout the stages of his life, leading to the foundation of the UAE, which has instilled the positive patriotism personality in the Emirati individual.

The participants pointed out the factors and fundamentals that have been used in the formation of Emirati society, which has been achieved by upholding cultural and social identity, combined with modernity, as well as raising individuals in line with the teachings of “Zayed Al Khair.” This Emirati character is linked to an institutional path and work in all areas and aspects of life, along with its interaction with others, by embracing and fusing with dozens of other nationalities in one pot and exchanging cultures and experiences along with it, which has resulted in an Arab, regional and international presence.  

The Emirati Personality

During the discussion on ‘The current and future realities of the Emirati personality,’ the participants talked about the outcomes that have contributed to building the concept of the Emirati character and positive patriotism. They invoked a number of examples of Emirati successes in various fields, as well as the high position reached by the state and how the higher leadership and citizens have followed in the footsteps of the late Zayed.

The participants expressed the excellence of the Emirati character in terms of sacrifice and loyalty, whereby its dedication to its homeland has reached martyr status to elevate and sustain this country and became a source and honorable example of upholding the word of truth.

They also discussed the Emirati personality in relation to the future and how it contributes to ensuring a future that promises more successes and lasting developments, in line with the foundations laid by “Zayed Al Khair,” in addition to the role of the higher leadership in developing these foundations within a series of current and a future initiatives that ensure the sustainability of better living, based on the happiness of the individual, creativity and innovation.


At the external level, Hamad Al Zuabi addressed the UAE’s humanitarian work in delivering aid to all countries of the world. He also addressed the efforts made by the Emirati Diplomacy to exempt citizens from the ‘Schengen’ Visa and the UAE’s successful bid to host Expo 2020, as a culmination of the values implanted and instilled by Zayed Al Khair, on the international level.

Lt. Colonel Dr. Jamal Saif Al Ali tackled the idea of the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program, “Aqdar,” in building the Emirati personality to achieve a better future for the next generations. He pointed out that the idea came as an initiative from the Office of H.H. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, to prepare a national program for student awareness that covers all educational stages and includes the participation of all government, civil and private institutions, by coordinating with their existing awareness programs.

Colonel Dr. Ahmad Alkhzimi highlighted multiple factors that formed the Emirati character, whose ambitions were derived from the teachings of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May God Have Mercy Upon His Soul), who always sought to bring happiness to people and develop the concepts of sacrifice and giving. He also noted that Men’s Councils and Quran Schools have long since contributed to building the Emirati personality.      

For his part, Colonel Mohammed Al Shehhi tackled the MoI’s role in enhancing the concept of human rights and highlighted the cultural and legal heritage adopted by the UAE Government in promoting values, behaviors and ethics, in order to build the Emirati character.

Colonel Jamal Al Ameri tackled the established beliefs of the Emirati people, represented by their continuous good deeds. He gave an example about the efforts and capabilities contributed by citizens and residents alike in removing obstacles from the roads, which were there as a result of the rainy and humid weather that Abu Dhabi recently witnessed. He also stated that this reveals noble humanitarian actions and societal values that have been embedded in our hearts by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May God Have Mercy Upon His Soul).  

For his part, Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Jamal Al Naqbi indicated that the UAE, as a result of ambition and positive formation, has become a benchmark center that attracts delegations from all over the world because of the great experiences and achievements that reflect our reality. He praised the efforts made by Emirati women, who have achieved a prominent position in leadership and parliamentary empowerment. “This is considered an achievement and has added value to the UAE in honing the Emirati character and the UAE focus on supporting innovation, creativity and reading, since we have the talents and capacities that contribute to enhancing the process of empowerment and honing the Emirati character,” he said.

Abdul Latif Al Sayadi tackled the deep rooted traditional heritage of the United Arab Emirates from the past and present, and how Emirati families managed to raise united generations that made sacrifices for this unique country, with its noble people, ambitious personality and doctrines that came from the school of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May God Have Mercy Upon His Soul), the visionary Founder who built the UAE.

The religious preacher Dr. Ahmed Al-Zamil extended his deepest prayers of mercy to Zayed Al Khair and recalled his virtues and commitment to promoting the values of the Emirati personality in doing good deeds. He stressed the importance of family and educational institution roles in creating a righteous environment for the individual, to enrich and enhance the values of loyalty and belonging to the homeland and honing his ambitious personality.  

For his part, Dr. Kassem Alom highlighted the unique experience of Sheikh Zayed in human development, which includes the scholarship students studying abroad and establishing educational institutions where the love and generosity of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan have reached all parts of the world.


The Council’s activities concluded with an impressive poem recited by the poet Abdul Mohsen Al Hajri, who lamented the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and discussed patriotism and the sense of identity, as result of the Zayed Al Khair’s humanitarian work.

The Council’s host, Saud Al Hajeri and media figure Issa Al Zaabi, expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of Interior and the Martyrs’ Families Affairs Office for organizing and sponsoring the Ramadan Councils.

They also commended the panel discussions and Keynotes Speakers, whose contributions and opinions enriched the Council with purposeful and valuable information. The Council, titled ‘This is What Zayed Loves Most,’ delved into the journey of the late Sheikh Zayed, who shaped the fundamental characteristics of the UAE and laid down the solid foundations of a humanitarian and civilized country that has earned a leading position amongst the most advanced countries in the world, thanks to its ambitions and prestigious evolution, while adhering to the values deeply rooted in the heart and soul of each citizen.

The Council’s host was awarded a commemorative shield, delivered on behalf of the MoI, by Colonel Dr. Ahmed Ali Al Khuzaimi, Director of the Police Officers Training Institute. A group photo was then taken to commemorate the event.

Enhancing the Media’s Role

Dubai Police Officers Club hosted the ‘Martyr’s Tent’ Council, headed by media figure Dr. Ali Mohamad Sanjal. Participants called to enhance the role of the media with its various channels for elevating the level of educational culture for different social categories, in regard to the dangers of the common use of social media platforms.

The Council was attended by a delegation from the Martyrs’ Families Affairs Office; Colonel Dr. Abdullah Mohammad Bu Hindi; Colonel Rashed Abdullah Al Habsi from the Armed Forces; Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi, Director General of Watani Al Emarat Foundation; Colonel Dr. Salah Obeid Al Ghoul,Director of Law Respect Culture Bureau at the MoI; Counsel Salah Jassem bin Kalban; Dr. Habib Ghuloom from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development; a number of officers from the Armed Forces and the MoI; officials from H.H. The Ruler’s Court Dubai; as well as citizens.

The participants stressed the necessity to multiply such Councils, which effectively enhance the communication and affinity between Emirati citizens from different generations and unite points of view for the benefit of the country and its stability. Participants advised guardians to dedicate more time to their children and raise them to respect the principles of Islam.

The participants reiterated that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is an example for everyone in regard to the Emirati character; he was a positive addition to political, economic, social and cultural fields. He is the Founding Father and was a man of sharp vision that prioritized humanity on just and solid foundations. His vision embodied his famous saying: “Men before land.”

Participants in the ‘Martyr’s Tent’ Council praised the heroic journey of the UAE martyrs who sacrificed their lives for their country, religion and humanity. They also praised the efforts of Emirati soldiers in the defense of Arab dignity with faith and determination, as well as the efforts of the police authorities, with their high responsiveness and efficiency. Finally, the participants paid tribute to the martyrs’ families, who have showed solidarity with their country brothers.

Following Leader Zayed’s Footsteps

Rashid Abdullah Al Mahyan hosted a Council in the city of Al Dhaid, in Sharjah. The Council participants expressed pride in following the footsteps of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. They requested the addition of a scientific class entitled ‘Leader Zayed’ to the curriculums and highlighted the importance of free courses to train leaders and enhance their skills in the preservation of the Emirati character.

The participants discussed the factors that formulate the Emirati character and Zayed’s contributions in building the foundations of the Emirati personality on the solid groundings of will, determination and ambition. They also pointed out that since the establishment of its union, the UAE was founded on love, giving and human development. They noted that the Founding Father, Zayed, was visionary in building the human being as the real wealth that contributes to the development of nations.

Moreover, the participants stressed the importance of moral and humanitarian values and the need to instill them in children during the early years of childhood. “This is the primary responsibility that rests with the family and educational institutions. They have a duty to refine and promote these values,” they said. The Council also emphasized the need for raising children with the important blessings of the security and safety enjoyed by the UAE, as well as the need to preserve them.

The Council was moderated by the media figure Raed Al Shayeb and attended by Mohammed Mo’ded Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Municipal Council in Al Dhaid. Also attending were Jassim Hashim Al Wali, Director of the Office of the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, as well as a number of members of the Consultative Council of Sharjah and a gathering of officials and citizens.

Addressing Cultures Alien to UAE Society

Participants in the Council, which was hosted by Obaid bin Tarouk Al Nuaimi in Ajman, called to address cultures alien to UAE society, customs and traditions, so as to preserve authentic Emirati character traits. They also urged that children be encouraged to visit countries that combine different generations and bring together their views, which would reinforce the spirit of citizenship and the Emirati personality.

The Council was moderated by media figure Munther Al Mazki and attended by Brigadier Dr. Abdullah Ahmed Juma, Deputy Director General of Finance and Support Services at the MoI. The Council was also attended by Colonel Abdullah Al Hamrani, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police; Colonel Dr. Jasim Khalil Mirza, Director of Security Awareness at Dubai Police General Headquarters (GHQ); as well as a number of officers and officials.

The participants discussed the means to develop innovative and creative ways to promote positive citizenship and the building blocks of the Emirati personality that complement the existing ideals and tendencies of the young generations. This could be achieved through various online channels, the Internet being highly influential on most segments of society. Furthermore, the participants called for the allocation of courses for school students that are delivered by parents and grandparents, who resonate with the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Participants highlighted the qualities of Emirati people who rally behind their wise leadership, in an exceptional relationship between citizen and Ruler, the first of its kind in the world, especially in light of the fast-paced challenges that the world is witnessing. The Council also pointed out the impact of the famous saying of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan regarding the foundation of the Emirati character being based upon sound values. He said: “Human beings are the basis of growth, they make their happiness and shape their lives. Human beings forge their present and future, not the factories, as no work can be done without human beings.”

Instilling Good Morals in the Hearts of Children

Emirati national, Abdullah Ali Al Ghafli hosted a Council at his residence in Umm Al Quwain that was moderated by the media figure Mohammed El Khatib. It was attended by Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Ali Bin Daen Al Ghafli, Head of the Organizational Excellence Department at the MoI, a number of officers, and a gathering of citizens. The Council encouraged the instilling of good morals and ethics in the hearts of children, so as to maintain the brilliant image of the UAE on the national and international stage and to reflect the good morals of the Emirati citizens. The participants also stressed the importance of the role of the media in formulating the national character.

The participants also discussed the efforts of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in bringing happiness to his people and working hard to achieve this throughout his entire life. They observed the need for combining the efforts of both family and parents to instill patriotism in children, as a way to return the favor to their country.

The participants noted that the most important stage in teaching children ethical and human values is during the first years of their childhood. This reflects the basic responsibility that rests on the shoulders of families. There is also the role of educational institutions in refining and promoting these values. The participants stressed the need to educate children about the importance of the safety and security that the UAE is blessed to enjoy and the need to preserve it.

No Past No Present

The participants in the Council, hosted by Hamad Hassan Jassem Al Zaabi in Ras Al Khaimah, asserted that whoever does not have a past does not have a present, quoting the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. They also called for the preservation of the historical heritage of the customs and traditions that form the foundation of Emirati society.

The Council was moderated by media personality Abdullah Al Mutawa and attended by Brigadier General Jamal Ahmed Al Tayer, Director General of Resources and Support Services at the General Directorate of Ras Al Khaimah Police, Brigadier General Dr. Faisal Saeed Al Mail, Deputy Director General of Resources and Support Services, as well as a number of officers, officials and nationals.

They called upon nationals to preserve the country’s achievements in terms of security and stability, to contribute in strengthening them and to rally around the country’s leaders in their efforts to bring happiness to their fellow nationals, to enable and provide them with a decent life. The participants praised the Councils’ role in spreading and reinforcing the culture of awareness in all fields, calling for it to be intensified throughout the year in all of the emirates.

Consolidating the Values of Belonging and Loyalty

The participants in the Council, hosted by Judge Ahmed Mohamed Ben Ali Al Dhanhani, in Dibba Al Fujairah, recommended that the values of belonging and loyalty be consolidated among children and the human national curriculum be followed, as laid out by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and followed up by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his fellow Rulers of the emirates.

The Council was moderated by media personality Rafed Al Harethi and attended by Dr. Said Mohamed Al Hasani of Fujairah Police, as well as a number of officials and nationals.

The participants called for a focus on students in future Ministry of Interior Councils and to allocate Councils to discuss their ideas, ambitions and future aspirations, in cooperation with the Youth Councils in each emirate of the state. This will contribute to further consolidate the values of belonging and loyalty. The participants also stressed that the role of educational institutions should not be limited to educational and academic aspects, but to also focus on national education throughout all grades, to include the Emirati national symbols.

The participants addressed the role of the family in promoting the Emirati personality from a young age, considering the family to be the most important educational institution in any society. The family is also behind the progress, development and prosperity of societies and people. The righteousness of the family ensures the righteousness of society. The participants noted that the effective sense of belonging to the homeland contributes to promoting the Emirati personality and making it more effective and participatory.

The participants emphasized the need to focus on the principles and values that underpin the national identity, highlight the achievements of the United Arab Emirates since its formation. They mentioned the endeavors and values that have been enshrined by the Founders of the Federation, led by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. (May God Have Mercy Upon Him.)

They also mentioned the efforts exerted by the Founders, their sacrifices and the difficulties they overcame by adhering to the values of the UAE family, most notably the values of tolerance and coexistence that has made the UAE an example for many countries, four decades after its formation.

The participants discussed the great sacrifices made by the UAE martyrs in many places and reiterated that those martyrs have sacrificed their lives which underlines their loyalty to their country, adding that the martyrs are the nation’s source of pride and the UAE has taken good care of their parents.

They also discussed the strategic role of the family in instilling positive values in their children’s spirit and stated that families play an important role in bringing up their children at all stages of their development and growth. This is with the aim of giving them the capability to discover the humanitarian aspect of the Emirati personality, which contributes significantly to the rebuilding of the country and its rapid pace of growth and development.

The participants reviewed the factors and influences that contribute to the formation of the Emirati character and shed light on the institutions of family, teaching and education, and their role in defining the Emirati personality. They also focused on the necessity of integration between all community institutions during the character-building process and the presence of programs and plans coordinated between the community institutions.

Enhancing Family Unity

The Women’s Council was held in the Sharjah suburb of Mgheider and hosted by Khawla Abdul Rahman Mulla, Chairman of the Advisory Board in Sharjah. The participants reiterated the need to develop programs to promote unity within the family and community, under the theme “Eyal Zayed,” and provide examples of successful citizens, under the theme “Home Ambassadors,” which helps individuals to realize the importance of belonging to the homeland, as well as their role in fortifying and protecting it from a variety of potential risks.

The Council was moderated by Dr. Aisha Al Busmait, Saleha Ghabesh, Cultural Adviser to the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and attended by: Aisha Saif Al Khaja, Secretary General of the Sharjah Education Council; Aisha Bel Khair, Director of Research and Knowledge Services at the National Archives of the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs; Badria Bou Kafil, a former member of the Municipal Council and Director of Family Programs at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah; Fatima Al Ali, Head of the Educational and Cultural Affairs Department at Zayed House for Islamic Culture; and a significant number of women from local institutions in the UAE.

The participants also called for the development of programs and community awareness campaigns, which include the participation of public and private institutions, in order to help citizens and residents to establish the concept of belonging to constants and symbols of the home country. There is also a necessity to define educational environments based on consolidating educational and community relations with the relevant governmental and private institutions, with a view to educating students and raising their awareness about taking community and national responsibility.

The participants at the Council agreed that, despite the presence of more than 200 nationalities living in the UAE, the UAE citizen remains true to his authentic Arab norms and traditions. The reason lies in the solid foundations laid down by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. (May God’s Mercy be Upon Him.)

The contributors also tackled the role of the family in instilling the Emirati identity. They noted that the family is the building block of society, as it provides values and genuine traditions that help individuals to face the challenges of our world. They also asserted that family is the first line of defense in society, hence the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan encouraged instilling identity, as well as the spirit of giving, sacrifice and social cohesion.

The contributors also stressed that the UAE is the land of development, tolerance and cohesion. The personality of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is deeply rooted in the hearts of individuals and a society that was built on the values of love, modesty, belonging and loyalty.

They also stressed the importance of eternalizing the sacrifices of the UAE martyrs by teaching children national songs about our brave martyrs during their early years. Children must also learn the approach taken by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, while schools should invest in the experiences of retired seniors in transferring national heritage to build the collective consciousness of the new generations.

This particular Ramadan Council discussed the topic of ‘The Nature of the Emirati Personality.’ They highlighted the deep roots of this personality that lies in the hearts of each Emirati individual, and the importance of holding dear the values and traditions that have been inherited through the generations. They also noted that the Emirati personality incorporates unlimited aspirations and is ready to change and adapt to new developments. While holding to firm roots, the Emirati personality is open to every new internal and external influence, as long as it does not manipulate the national identity of individuals.

Media personality, Aisha Al Busamit, emphasized building the human into the focal point of the UAE, which is committed to developing its people to reach the best educational levels. This aims to enable the new generation to continue the building and development journey that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan spearheaded. She also quoted the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan: “People are the real treasure of the UAE.”
For her part, Khawlah Al Mullah, the Council host, expressed her gratitude to the MoI and the Martyrs' Families Affairs Office for their respective efforts in maintaining security and helping the families of the martyrs. She also thanked the MoI for the opportunity to hold dialogue and discussion on various topics that foster social and national endeavors.

Furthermore, Slaha Ghabash explained that Emirati citizens receive every care and support on various levels. Although the UAE welcomes people from over 200 nationalities, the Emirati citizen is still true to his origins. She also explained that the family is the first bastion of a human, whereby he draws his values and attitudes; the school compliments the role of the family by fostering positive values, while providing children with science and knowledge. She subsequently noted that the Emirati citizen has multiple opportunities that he must utilize, based on his feelings of positive patriotism.

Aisha Al Khajah noted that the family is the building block of any society, as it provides its values and authentic traditions. As people face many challenges, they must be fortified and prepared to face foreign intervention by exchanging ideas and family dialogue. The values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan must be instilled in children’s personalities at schools, as it is their second home and compliments the role of the family by fostering the values that children learn at home, including the love of science, giving, sacrifice and positive patriotism.

For her part, Badriyah bu Kafeel pointed out that the UAE is a country of development, tolerance and cohesion, where the personality of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan provides a unique role model that is deeply rooted in our character. He established a society based on love, modesty and progressive patriotism. This society is distinguished for its traditions and values of sacrifice for the UAE, unity with the leadership and cohesion among the people and its leadership.

Fatima Al Ali said that the UAE is giving priority to building and supporting the human factor. Observers note that the UAE is an unrivaled country in every aspect, which is the result of the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the accomplishments of his successors. She also noted that the Union experience has became stronger and has proved its fruitful results on all levels based on the cohesion between society and the wise leadership. This has guaranteed that the UAE has become the happiest Arab country. The Emirati citizen is now among the most prestigious people worldwide, as they hold the banner of their country high with support of the wise leadership. The UAE is a leading role model regionally and globally, where citizens strive to develop themselves and transform challenges into success stories.

Dr. Aisha Balkheir stressed the importance of raising children, especially within the family institution. The family plays an active role in establishing the child’s personality from the early stages, after which he will move into school education, where the school plays a complementary role to the family.
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