Shaikh Mohammed honours 43 Emirati pioneers

Shaikh Mohammed honours 43 Emirati pioneers

The Vice-President expressed his satisfaction about the volume of societal participation in nomination of 137,000 candidates over 15 days.

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By (Wam)

Published: Wed 3 Dec 2014, 12:16 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 11:11 PM

Top Emiratis

> The lateShaikh Zayed bin Sultan Nahyan and the late Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak

> The firstEmirati college graduate: Shaikh Mohammed bin Saeed bin Ghobash

> The firstEmirati woman teacher in formal education: Shaikha Na’ama bin Majid Al Qasimi

> The firstEmirati woman teacher in formal education: Amina Salim Al Hajri

> The firstEmirati doctor with a university degree: Dr Ahmed Kadhim

> The first Emirati martyr: Corporal Salem Suhail Khamis

> The firstEmirati to join the Armed Forces: Colonel Mohammed Saleh Al Qayedi

> The firstEmirati woman to join the Armed Forces: Brigadier doctor Asmaa Sultan Al Mughairi

> The firstEmirati university professor: Dr Rashid Abdul Rahman Al Saeed

> The firstEmirati woman to hold a PhD Degree: Dr Aisha Al Al Sayar

> The firstEmirati Editor-in-Chief of a daily newspaper after the establishment of the Union: Khalid Mohammed Ahmed

> The firstEmirati radio anchor: Hessa Al Asali

> The firstChairman of the Federal Supreme Court: Abdul Wahab Abdoul

> The firstEmirati woman to join the judiciary: Kholood Joua’an Al Dhahiri

> The firstAmbassador of the UAE after the establishment of the Union: Dr Ali Al Humaidan

> The firstEmirati woman Ambassador: Shaikha Najla Al Qasimi

> The firstEmirati policeman: Mohammed Saeed Buhumaid

> The firstEmirati novel writer: Rashid Abdullah Al Nuaimi

> The firstEmirati banker: Essa Saleh Al Gurg

> The firstelected woman member of the Federal National Council: Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi

> The firstEmirati national team coach: Juma Ghareeb

> The firstEmirati to win an Olympic gold medal: Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Hasher Al Maktoum

> The firstEmirati nurse: Hussein Qa’ed

> The firstEmirati woman photographer: Shaikha Al Suwaidi

> The firstEmirati to win a global medal in the Para-Olympics: Humaid Hassan Murad Al Mazem

> The firstEmirati woman to win an Olympic medal: Shaikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

> The firstcaptain of the national team: Ahmed Essa

> The firstEmirati international referee: Abdullah Al Sai

> The firstEmirati inventor: Saqr Majid Al Marri

> The firstEmirati child selected among eight most genius children in the world according to CNN: Adib Suleiman Al Baloushi

> The firstEmirati nuclear engineer: Amani Al Hosni

> The firstdirector of the UAE satellite project: Salem Humaid Al Marri

> The firstEmirati to invent artificial liver from hollow fibre in the world: Professor Ali Al Naqbi

> The firstEmirati who invented DNA male profile for criminal use in the world: Rashid Hamdan Al Ghaferi

> The firstEmirati woman to make a genetic map for prevention and early detection of diabetes: Dr Habiba Al-Saffar

> The firstEmirati woman to invent a device to introduce catheter tube through a vein for crucial heart operations: Dr Hawaa Al Mansouri

> The firstEmirati to invent a mechanism for generation of biofuels with industrial quantities using genetically-modified algae: Ahmad Al Harethi

> The firstinternational Emirati robotics expert: Mohammed Mattar Al Shamsi

>The firstEmirati inventor to win gold medals at the World Inventions Exhibition: Ahmed Majan

> The firstEmirati to invent the automatic detection of toxic gases in the oil and gas fields through thermal reading: Dr Mohammed Marzouqi

> The firstblind Emirati to obtain a PhD: Dr Ahmed Al Omran

> The firstEmirati to score Asian achievement in special need sports: Thuraya Ahmed Zaabi

> The firstpolicewoman: Salem Khamis Al Hamedh

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has emphasised that the UAE, led by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has global ambitions to be the first in the world in innovation, economy, tourism, energy and other sectors, and the most important matter for the UAE leadership is to be the first in ensuring happiness for the UAE people.

Shaikh Mohammed made the remarks while conferring the Medal of Top Emiratis to 43 persons, who have had a head start in various educational, health, economic, military, sports and other fields in the country, in addition to a group of Emirati achievers in the fields of distinguished innovations, inventions and initiatives.

The ceremony was attended by Lt-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; and other ministers. Shaikh Mansour received a Medal of Top Emiratis on behalf of ‘the Mother of the emirates’.

Speaking on the occasion, Shaikh Mohammed said, “The late Shaikhs Zayed and Rashid were the first to state that they would do well not be satisfied without achieving first place and they noted that the UAE people love the first rank.”

Commenting on honouring of Shaikha Fatima, Shaikh Mohammed said, “She has set an example in the women empowerment field through developing their capacity building to keep pace with the international development in this respect. Through her perseverance, she supplied the country with efficient women cadres capable of contributing effectively to the UAE’s nation building.”

Shaikh Mohammed expressed his satisfaction about the volume of societal participation in nomination of 137,000 candidates over 15 days.

“The strength of the Union lies in the strength of Emiratis. And the future of the Union depends on the excellence of Emiratis. The excellence of Emiratis in all fields is the key to success among other nations,” he added, noting that the honoring occasion is to highlight the success of outstanding Emiratis so as to set an example for others.

He added that the UAE’s ambitions to score top positions could not be attained unless each Emirati youth, ministry, department and institution aspires to score top position. Shaikh Mohammed underlined that the future of UAE will be realised by top achievers equipped with excellence and innovation.

The names of the 43 Emiratis who conferred the medal will be archived in the Government Year Book. — Wam

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