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UAE's Hope Probe: Top 10 most inspiring quotes from Sheikh Mohammed ahead of the big lift-off Filed on July 19, 2020
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As the UAE looks to make history yet again, here are 10 quotes about the mission from the Dubai Ruler.

After two delays caused by unstable weather, the much-anticipated launch of the UAE's Hope probe is less than 12 hours away.

The Emirates Mars Mission is the result of countless hours of dedicated efforts by a team of Emirati engineers, scientists and their partners around the world.

But it is also the fruit of a strong and visionary leadership that has been at the forefront of encouraging the nation on to "achieve the impossible" in space innovation.

As the UAE looks to make history yet again, here are 10 inspiring quotes about the mission from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ahead of the big lift-off:

1. "The Emirates Mars Mission will be a great contribution to human knowledge, a milestone for Arab civilisation, and a real investment for future generations."

2. "This probe represents hope for millions of young Arabs looking for a better future. There is no future, no achievement, no life without hope."

3. "Our space mission is aimed at serving humanity."

4. "Hope Probe highlights our national treasure of hundreds of young Emirati engineers and experts working on the mission. These young people are part of drafting a beautiful chapter in the UAE's future."

5. "The Emirates Mars Mission is a strategic investment in our human capital and an investment in our human capital is a winning investment. Future generations will reap the rewards of our investment in science and knowledge."

6. "Space is the gateway to science. and science is the driver to future economy."

7. "The Hope Probe embodies the culture of possibilities deeply rooted in the UAE's approach, philosophy and journey of accelerating development since the foundation."

8. "Reaching Mars is not only a scientific goal; it also sends a message to our future generation that we are capable and nothing is impossible with hope."

9. "The UAE's launch of the Hope Probe to Mars. will be a watershed moment between two important time periods for our country, 50 years ago and 50 years to come."

10. "Our journey to space represents a message of hope to every Arab citizen that we have the innovation, resilience and efforts to compete with the greatest of nations in the race for knowledge."


Karen Ann Monsy

A ‘Dubai child’, Karen has been writing for magazines for close to a decade. She covers trends, community, social issues and human interest features. Whether it’s overcoming disability, breaking stereotypes or simply relating the triumphs of everyday lives, she seeks out those stories that can uplift, encourage and inspire. You can find her favourite work at

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