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Reem Al HashimyÂ
UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation andÂ
Director GeneralÂ Expo 2020 Dubai
The Emirates Mars Mission is a true testament of our nation's ambitious and tenacious spirit and a moment of significant pride not only for the UAE, but for our entire region as the first interplanetary mission from the Arab World.
Mohammad Abu Zafar
Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UAE
Let me join Bangladeshi expats in the UAE in congratulating the UAE leadership and the brotherly people of the UAE on the occasion of the Mars Prove Mission's successfully entering the Mars orbit. The Mars Mission is a watershed event in the history of the UAE as well as an important scientific and technological achievement of the UAE during the golden jubilee celebration of its establishment. Bangladesh, being a Muslim country, feels proud of the UAE for the steller success in its interplanetary foray while looking forward to a cooperation in this field.
Dr Tayeb Kamali
Education Training Development
UAE Ministry of Interior
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UAE, the Mars Hope Mission is a significant reaffirmation of the UAE leadership's commitment to inspire future generations by demonstrating the possibilities of dreaming big based on innovation, science and technology.
Dr Sultan Hussain Karmostaji
Deputy Director General
Education Training Development
UAE Ministry of Interior
The Mars Hope Mission opens an exciting new chapter for aspiring youth to pursue rewarding STEM-based careers. With this mission, the UAE leadership continues to invest in exciting initiatives that drive passion and commitment among youth to realise their dreams and ambitions.
Dr Ahmed Bin Ali,Â Group Senior Vice President Corporate Communications
The Hope Probe - the first-ever Arab interplanetary mission - is set to enter the Mars' orbit today, making the UAE the fifth nation to reach the Red Planet. This marks a major historic achievement for the UAE in time for its golden jubilee. Etisalat's spherical structures atop its buildings lit up in red in a bid to raise awareness of this historic event, which is a source of great pride and inspiration for everyone in the Arab world.
Ambassador of India to the UAE
The journey of Al Amal or the Hope Probe to planet Mars is an important milestone in the UAE's national development. India extends its best wishes to the visionary leadership of the UAE as well as to the scientists and people involved with this project. We wish our strategic partner many more successes in its future space endeavours.
Ambassador of Japan to the UAE
On the occasion of Hope Probe's entrance into Mars' orbit, I would like to congratulate the leaders of the UAE for their outstanding achievement. It is an honour for Japan to be part of this historic mission by launching the probe from our Tanegashima Space Centre last July. I believe UAE leaders' strong will and commitment are continuously demonstrating the top-level project management skills and strong leadership. We look forward to further cooperation with the UAE through space activities as well as other key industries.
Consul-General of Italy in Dubai
The mission of Hope Probe, expected to enter Mars' orbit today, is a great achievement of UAE. The wise leadership of the UAE is an inspiration to the whole world. The Hope Probe to Mars, which is the first Arab interplanetary mission, will contribute with its researches and scientific outcomes to the international space community, leading to a better future for humankind. We wish every success for this and future achievements.
Mishal Kanoo, Chairman
The Kanoo Group
It's not every day that an event happens where one can say in the future: 'I was there when it happened'. This will be one of the occasions because it will mark two things. The first is that it is an achievement for Humanity. The second, and more importantly for the UAE, is that it will mark to the world that an Arab country is participating in the future of mankind. This is a statement that has not been said for over three centuries. Proud to be alive to see this accomplishment but prouder to know that my country was the instigator of this achievement.
Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE
I am pleased to extend heartfelt felicitations to the leadership and people of the UAE on the outstanding success of Hope Probe, the first-ever Middle Eastern Mission to reach the orbit of Red Planet, Mars. This is indeed an impressive feat and a great contribution to scientific development and human knowledge.
Consul-General of India to Dubai and the Northern Emirates
The Hope Probe entering the Red Planet's orbit soon is testament that anything is possible, and the UAE is at forefront of making dreams a reality. Congratulations to the UAE leadership, the people of UAE and the great minds working on this project, and wish you all the best. The Indian Community in UAE shares immense pride to be part of a country that is both progressive and visionary.
Ahmed Amjad Ali
Consul-General of Pakistan in Dubai
My sincere congratulations to UAE, on becoming the first ever country in Arab World to reach Mars. Success of the Hope Probe mission is a matter of pride for entire Muslim world. The whole Pakistani community celebrates with UAE this success and appreciates UAE's contribution in scientific world.
Consul General of Sri Lanka to Dubai and the Northern Emirates
I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the futuristic visionary leadership of the UAE for the inspiring Emirates Mars Mission initiative that will open up a new chapter in the UAE's space programme.
Shabbir Merchant, Chairman
Champion Group and
For the UAE, setting milestones is second nature as its visionary leaders work tirelessly to lay down the foundation for a progressive community. Change is constant and we have learned to stay ahead of the curve, as we march towards a new digital era. The Mars Hope Probe, as it touches its destined orbit, will prove to be yet another technological advancement for the UAE, opening up portals of opportunities and economic prosperity.
Yusuffali MA, Chairman
What a monumental achievement and a historical moment. Absolutely proud and exciting to be here in this great country and witness this huge technological advancement not only for the UAE but for the entire Arab world. As we get ready to celebrate the 50th year of UAE, the Hope mission will surely bring in the much needed and hope and prosperity to the youth and entire mankind, especially during these challenging times. I am sure the success of this mission will further boost the UAE's confidence to go ahead with bigger and more impactful initiatives in future. I join millions around the world to put on record sincere gratitude and congratulate the visionary leaders of the UAE, who have always been the torchbearers of innovations and proactiveness, and also the entire team behind this great project. Tonight, Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi will turn red.
KV Thomas, Chairman
The success of the Mars Mission is a defining moment in the UAE's great leap into the future as a technology-driven nation, and is truly symbolic of its infinite aspirations in the race for excellence. Our heartiest congratulations to the visionary leaders and the scientific fraternity who scripted this amazing feat.
Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman
I wish UAE's Mars Mission Hope Probe all success as it manoeuvres the critical phase of entering the Martian gravity. This is a historic path-breaking scientific advancement by the first Arab country. And also, it is the youngest country in the world that has dared to push the scientific frontiers of space and join the select club of a few countries of the world in Space Technology. Our heartiest congratulations.
Colm McLoughlin,Â Executive Vice Chairman and CEOÂ
Dubai Duty FreeÂ
Congratulations to the UAE and to its leaders as the Hope Probe marks a new milestone in the UAE's history. The success of the Arab world's first interplanetary mission is a momentous occasion for the UAE, especially in a year that marks its 50th Anniversary. This is indeed a very proud moment for us all.Â
Deepak Babani, Executive Vice Chairman
The epic mission of Hope Probe is a defining moment in the UAE's breathtaking journey spanning half a century. The success of the programme resonates with the UAE leadership vision of making possible dreams that may appear impossible to achieve.
PNC Menon, Chairman
The Hope Probe epitomises the UAE's boundless spirit for innovation and game-changing initiatives. A shining example of the aspirations of this relatively young nation's visionary leadership and innovation-driven citizens.
Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director
LuLu Financial Holdings
The journey from the desert to Mars champions the UAE's continuing tryst with innovation to become a pioneer in the field of science and technology. The Hope Mars Mission symbolises the incredible resourcefulness shown by the UAE all along to empower its youth and become an economy of the future. On this momentous occasion, I convey my heartiest congratulations to the Government of the UAE and all the people who have worked tirelessly for the success of this mission.
Iqbal Dawood, Director
Pakistan Business Council
I congratulate the UAE's leadership, its scientists and residents on achieving this milestone.
Being a resident of the UAE for over 40 years, I am proud of this magnificent achievement that make the UAE first in the Arab World to achieve this significant achievement. I wish success in all the endeavours and long-life for the UAE's leadership.
Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and MD
Aster DM Healthcare
Heartiest congratulations to the visionary rulers of the UAE on this momentous occasion of the Hope Probe's Mars Orbit Insertion. It is most appropriate that this great scientific achievement is applauded by the Arab world through nationwide 'red salute'.
Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman
The UAE's Mars Mission is a great inspiration to all of us living in the Arab World, and it reflects the courage and vision of the UAE's leadership who are allocating resources for the scientific and technological advancement of the UAE. As the Mission approaches Mars, we congratulate the UAE and its leadership.
Sharad Bhandari, Managing Partner
Upon arrival at the Red Planet, the Hope Probe will provide deep insights into the nature of the Martian environment. By creating the first complete picture of the Martian atmosphere, the probe will help further global scientific research and exploration of Mars. At Ardent, we similarly strive to help our clients understand the complete picture based on in-depth research and analysis. Our teams provide high quality advisory services to our clients in the GCC, helping them successfully achieve their global ambitions.
Surender Singh Kandhari, Chairman
Al Dobowi Group
It is a proud moment for all Emiratis and residents of the UAE. The Mars mission is entering the red planet in soon, and we are all excited and blessed to be part of this celebration. The UAE is in the forefront setting a new order in all fields - space tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
Faizal Kottikollon, Chairman
Dreams and realities invariably go hand in hand with the UAE and inspiring leaders. The nation makes all of its dreams come true thanks to the farsightedness and determination of its leadership. The success of Hope Probe is a glowing testimony to the UAE's track record of remarkable achievements.
Ram Buxani, Chairman
I arrived in Dubai in 1959 and Trucial States had just an air strip run by RAF. From no airport to mission to Mars, it is a long journey the UAE has completed in shortest time. That is vision of leadership. Rulers of this country deserve all the appreciation. We are indeed proud to be part of this progress. Wish the spacemen all the success in installing the UAE flag on red planet.
Joy Alukkas, Chairman
I pray and eagerly wait to celebrate this historic moment. The leaders of the UAE have made this nation great with their foresight and vision, and the success of 'Hope Probe' will be another leap for the nation and mankind.
Kamal Vachani, Group Director
Al Maya Group
I feel proud to say the UAE's space mission means so much more than its potential contribution to the field of science. All credit goes to the country's leadership and the team involved in this historic mission for working day and night. The UAE's space orbiter is the game-changer.
Bharat Bhatia, CEO
UAE's Hope Probe is an extraordinary achievement. The Mars mission emblematises both the success and hard work put in by the UAE's own team of experts. We are thrilled and proud to celebrate February 9, when the Hope probe attempts to enter the Red Planet's orbit.
Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE
Italian Trade Agency
We wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the UAE for this historical milestone, putting the country once again at the forefront of technology and research. The professional quality and perseverance reflect the attention of this country's leadership to the progress and greater good of the world. We are ready for more cooperation within Italy in this field too. Congratulations to #Arabs2Mars
Dr Raphael Nagel, Chairman
Abrahamic Business Circle
It is an exhilarating experience to be in an era where all things are possible. I am excited for this new phase together with the visionary leaders of the UAE. This is another outstanding achievement where recently has converted itself as the first country to sign the Abrahamic Peace Accords.
Anis Sajan, Managing Director
The Hope Probe is a symbol of the vision of our leadership and is a message of the optimism and confidence that we all hold in the UAE. Forty-eight hours away from the most critical part of this historic voyage, we send our hearty congratulations!
Dr Thumbay Moideen, Founder President
Thumbay Group congratulates the UAE government, the futuristic vision of the leaders and the residents on the occasion of its successful mission to Mars. This is a breakthrough for the Arab community, and a huge leap in advancing space technology for the benefit of the mankind. The UAE has always been unique and a great country for millions of expats who are all proud to be able to live in this beautiful country.
Mauro Marzocchi, Secretary General
Italian Industry and Commerce Office in the UAE
With sights set on the frontier of space, the UAE has demonstrated the ambition of its leaders and their commitment to push the country towards the sustainable future. The Mars Hope Probe is expected to reach the planet's orbit soon, and as one of the youngest countries in the world to have a space programme, this is an incredible feat. The opportunities that await us is exciting and will open up a new chapter as we march towards a knowledge-based economy. We are proud to be part of this future-driven country and congratulate UAE leaders and the space research team for long-term success. The extraordinary mission is a feat for all of us Italians in the UAE as well, who consider the nation as their second home.Â
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