‘Years spent in UAE the best in my life’

ABU DHABI — The years spent in the UAE have been the best part of my life, says Syed Hassan Abbas Zaidi, a Pakistani anaesthetist who has been living in Abu Dhabi for the past 28 years.

By Ahmed Abdul Aziz (Behind the Scenes)

Published: Sat 7 Jul 2007, 8:50 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:01 AM

Sayed AbbasHe graduated from the faculty of science, Osmania University in India in 1966 and travelled to many countries before coming to the UAE in 1988.

Zaidi has spent 25 years working at Al Jazeera Hospital and two years at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC).

“I met doctors from different nationalities Egyptians, Americans, Indians… from the east and west. I was lucky to work here in Abu Dhabi because I learnt so many things. First of all, I learnt how to deal and live with different people from various cultures. It is really amazing to live and co-exist with a blend of different cultures. Here, I found tolerance is the basis of dealing with people in the streets, shopping malls, parking, and governmental departments. Everywhere you go you will find the people are nice and kind,” he says.

“I am grateful to the UAE because it gave and still is giving me everything, experiences, best life conditions. And when you meet Emaritis you can know them from the first look as they are really kind, decent and humble people. I really love this land and this people,” he says.

“The late Shaikh Zayed had a vision. His vision was really simple and clear. The vision is how to live peacefully. We learnt from Shaikh Zayed how to respect the human being. He was a great leader and his son the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan also has the same vision that would put the UAE always in the front,” he adds.

About healthcare in the UAE, he comments, “The field has been developed and now the UAE has very developed health facilities. The hospitals and medical centres meet international standards. As we know that the best experts in different medical areas have come to the UAE.”

Zaidi says, “Finally, I would like to send my greetings to all the Emaritis and their leaders and their kind land that achieved so many great advancements on the economic, health and education sides and other fields.”

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