'Excited about the future': UAE citizens congratulate Sheikh Mansour, Sheikh Khaled

Officials, prominent journalists hail these appointments as a positive sign of country's commitment to stability and continuity in its leadership

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Photo: WAM
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Published: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 1:35 PM

Last updated: Thu 30 Mar 2023, 9:27 PM

Emirati influencers, journalists, and officials have shared their sincere congratulations as the UAE President made new leadership appointments. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan as UAE Vice-President and Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince.

Raja Al Mazrouei, a digital transformation leader and financial technology executive, posted on LinkedIn: “I am excited about the future of the UAE with the recent appointments of Sheikh Mansour and Sheikh Khaled.


"Sheikh Mansour has extensive experience in government, having previously served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. He is well-known for his dedication to advancing the UAE's economic and social development, and his appointment to this new role is a testament to his leadership abilities."

Raja Al Mazrouei
Raja Al Mazrouei

She added: “Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed brings a wealth of experience to his new role as the Crown Prince. He has held several key positions in the UAE government and private sector, and his appointment strongly indicates the UAE's commitment to investing in its future leaders."


She highlighted how this was a significant step towards the continuity and sustainability of the UAE leadership. “These appointments are a positive sign of the UAE's commitment to stability and continuity in its leadership. The UAE has always been a forward-thinking nation with a strong emphasis on innovation and progress; these recent changes are no exception.”

‘We celebrate with you’

@M_Almuzaki
@M_Almuzaki

Emirati journalist @M_Almuzaki posted on Twitter in Arabic: “Parents and grandchildren celebrate you, and your glory continues to shine. Our beloved capital thrives under your vision. We are proud of you, Crown Prince, protector of our past and creator of our hopes for tomorrow. Congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohammed bin Zayed on his appointment as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi."

Mission to serve

Major General Abdulah Alhashmi
Major General Abdulah Alhashmi

Retired UAE Air Force Major General Abdulah Alhashmi congratulated the leaders for the trust placed on them by the UAE President. “We pray to God to guide and help them in their mission to serve and benefit the UAE," he tweeted.

Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa
Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa

Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams), added: "I extend my warmest congratulations to the newly appointed leaders... Their wealth of knowledge and unwavering commitment to service make them eminently capable of leading their respective roles. We look forward to witnessing the continued progress and prosperity of the UAE under their leadership."

Vision and passion

Salem Saeed Al Midfa
Salem Saeed Al Midfa

Salem Saeed Al Midfa, CEO of Rafid Vehicle Solutions, likewise congratulated the “new leaders for stepping up to the challenge and taking on the responsibility of shaping the future of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”

“(Their) vision, passion, and dedication to excellence inspire us all to reach new heights. I have no doubt that under (their) leadership we will continue to thrive and make a difference,” added Al Midfa.

Eman Al Suwaidi
Eman Al Suwaidi

For business coach Eman Al Suwaidi, the new leadership appointments resonate the vision that the UAE’s leaders have for this country. She said: “All the leaders have been working quietly in the background for a long time and have been fulfilling their responsibilities diligently. We are grateful to have leaders for whom leadership is not a competition but instead a service to the country. I trust the sons of Sheikh Zayed to take forward the great leader’s legacy and drive the UAE forward to greatness.”

Saeed Al Mheiri
Saeed Al Mheiri

“The auspicious appointment of the new leaders assures the continuity of the admired and prestigious leadership the UAE not only in the Middle East but for the rest the world,” added 35-year old Saeed Al Mheiri.

Great leaders

Mohammad Falaknaz
Mohammad Falaknaz

Emirati businessman Mohammad Falaknaz noted: “A country can only become a great nation by having great leaders. The country has an agenda that is both national and global, with attributes like growth, sustainability, security and well-being of people and resources for locals and residents. (Our leaders) are our role models and mentors. Their messages convey that our journey moves forward towards development, growth and above all reinforcing our glory.”

Adel Abdullah Humaid
Adel Abdullah Humaid

Emirati writer and researcher Adel Abdullah Humaid also congratulated the new leaders and prayed to God Almighty to grant them success, adding: “I wish them all success in their service to our homeland under its rational, wise and intelligent leadership, in which we fully trust. May God protect the UAE and keep it safe, secure, happy, prosperous and glorious."

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