The Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended the ceremony held at Dar Al Khaleej on Sunday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Arab local daily, Al Khaleej . The event took place at the sidelines of the annual conference organised by Al Khaleej Studies Centre.
Sheikh Mohammed was received by Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej; Khalid Abdullah Omran, Editor-In-Chief; General Manager; and senior officials at Dar Al Khaleej.
Dr Taryam welcomed the Vice President and thanked him for gracing the 40th anniversary of Dar Al Khaleej, adding that Sheikh Mohammed has extended a hand to Dar Al Khaleej to overcome its difficulties.
He noted that Sheikh Mohammed has been launching innovative initiatives in all fields, especially in the field of media, citing his sponsorship of the Arab Media Award, which he launched five years ago to motivate local and Arab media persons.
Sheikh Mohammed greeted Dr Taryam and all Dar Al Khaleej employees in the 40th anniversary, stressing the commitment to support this national corporation. He hailed the contributors to the newspaper, wishing them success.
Moreover, he honoured a number of employees at Dar Al Khaleej, among others, Khalid Abdullah Omran, Mohammed Banjek, Amira Abdullah Omran, Abdullah Saleh Bu Ali, Aysha Abdullah Omran and Raed Bargawi.
Dr Taryam presented a memento shield to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. Present were Minister of the Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre, Saeed Mohammed Al Raqabani, Adviser to Ruler of Fujairah, Lt. General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police Commander, other senior officials, Arab thinkers and a number of media persons.