‘The world is changing in the blink of an eye’

‘The world is changing in the blink of an eye’

Emirati businesswoman Noor Mohammed shares her thoughts on National Day and the UAE’s future

By Suchitra Steven Samuel (suchitra@khaleejtimes.com)

Published: Wed 30 Nov 2011, 9:51 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:17 AM

NOOR MOHAMMED IS an ambitious and optimistic UAE national who is Director, Corporate Communications and Events and Protocol at Dubai Properties Group. Noor is proud of the fact that she was one of the key persons who developed Dubai Healthcare City.

She says, “It is time to learn from what is happening around the globe. Every person has to wake up to the fact that the world is changing in the blink of an eye. Everyone has his/her own role to play and be responsible, and now I can say that I can be a responsible person who’s taking the challenge to participate in building this country.”

Elaborating on life, Noor adds, “Situations change from time to time. A friend may become an enemy and an enemy a friend. Life is inconsistent and ever-changing. So is health and the weather. We must therefore be prepared for the unexpected changes coming our way.”

Noor’s most memorable National Day is the one she celebrated in the Burj Khalifa area. “I feel proud that I am a part of this country. I love every bit of it. Describing what I like in particular is very difficult - it is beyond words to describe my feelings,” she adds.

Noor would like to see more changes taking place. “I believe that wealth and success is not money only. Wealth lies in people. I wish that we could invest more in our people. This is where we have to start, to direct all our resources to building the individual and using the wealth, which God has provided us in service of the nation.

“Our founding father, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, said, ‘He who does not know his past cannot make the best of his present and future, for it is from the past that we learn’ and I can see that we are currently leaving the success of the past and looking to the future ‘Insha’Allah.’”

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