The UAE National Day is an annual opportunity to reminisce the unparalleled achievements of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in shaping the identity of the nation – a winning streak that has flourished for 49 years under the wise guidance of successive national leadership. National efforts continue to be exerted at both the government and private levels to the advance the UAE’s knowledge economy and digital transformation as an engine for sustainable economic development in accordance with the goals set forth in UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE 2071.
Our leadership’s innovation mindsets have enabled the UAE to benefit from advanced technology outputs, which today are radically transforming the UAE’s public governance systems, business models and investment climate for the better. Our country has been one of the first to employ modern technologies in its efforts to build a government and an economy of the future. I am confident that as the nation moves forward on its journey of sustainable development, our national strategies defining the next phase of development in the fields of Advanced Innovation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Fourth Industrial Revolution, and others, will enter its most exciting phase yet.