We are standing at an interesting crossroad of events – Expo 2020 and the UAE’s 50th anniversary. While Expo 2020 propels the county’s efforts aimed at inspiring the next generation to spark innovations that will underline the next 50 years of human progress, the ongoing announcement of the 50 national projects to commemorate the 50 glorious years, will chart the next 50 years for the country
The UAE’s impressive growth trajectory can largely be attributed to its modus operandi and there is no doubt that the country’s growth journey over the last 50 years has been an exponential one. With Expo 2020 running parallelly with the year of the golden jubilee, the country is embracing a unique opportunity to demonstrate its growth over the last 50 years and show how the nation is harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to thrust itself towards the next 50 and beyond.
As the Government aims for further growth, innovation, and diversification, it is fitting that these priorities for the country are closely mirrored by Dubai Investments’ own ambitions. The diversification of the Company’s investment portfolio, supporting significant economic sectors is key to future proofing the business as it manifests from a local company to a multinational, continuing to serve the UAE into its next 50 years.
In line with UAE’s vision for the coming years, Dubai Investments will continue to lead to contribute towards building a new generation of talented competencies characterized by competitiveness, flexibility and diversity of professional experiences, aim to collaborate, adopt and implement advanced technology solutions and facilitate “Made in the UAE” products supporting and enhancing the competitiveness of the UAE business environment globally.
For more than half of the lifespan of the nation, Dubai Investments has been a constant positive force, and the Company’s role in the development of infrastructure, society and the economy has been integral to the strength of Dubai and the UAE as an increasingly prominent hub for global business. As the UAE prepares to look back on 50 years of progress, Dubai Investments can reflect on a shorter but significant timeline of success of the Company’s own. Let us keep up with this momentum and steer forward with the same zest and vision.
Let me take this opportunity to urge you to keep a close eye on the happenings around as the nation celebrates two mega success stories. Experience Expo 2020 site to seek an insight into innovation and dream big for the years to come!
I wish you the very best for the remainder of the year.
Khalid Bin Kalban
Vice Chairman & CEO of Dubai Investments