Sheikh Mohammed: UAE needs "to get better ideas"

UAE Vice President chaired a brainstorming session on how to maintain the country's rapid growth
Emirati Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum attends the opening of the Arab League summit in the Qatari capital Doha on March 26, 2013. The Arab League kicked off a two-day summit in Doha where opponents of President Bashar al-Assad will represent Syria for the first time, despite rifts which have marred their political gains. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Wed 11 Sep 2013 10:44 AM

The UAE is home to the world’s tallest building, the largest shopping mall, an F1 circuit and some of the fastest growing airlines and airports, but it needs to develop better ideas and different ways of doing things in order to compete in an increasingly competitive global market, the country's vice president said in a meeting on Tuesday.

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said the next growth period in the UAE would require new administrative ideas given different challenges, aspirations and high ceiling of expectations, the WAM news agency said.

The remarks were made during the brainstorming session chaired by Sheikh Mohammed on Tuesday in his office at Emirates Towers in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

“We need new tools, different ways of doing things and continuous innovation in the light of world's competitive environment, whose intensity increases day after day," Sheikh Mohammed said.

The meeting resulted in many new ideas proposed and Sheikh Mohammed urged his team to come up with the best ways to help lead the country’s continued expansion.

Addressing the team, he said, "My job as a team leader is to get better ideas from the work teams and use them to enhance life of people and make the UAE a better place to live in".

Sheikh Mohammed discussed with the team the position of the UAE in the light of neutral international reports, adding that "Our next projects should bear international standards that match the UAE's international status, and at the same ensure welfare for citizens."

Among others present were Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Executive Office of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Najla Al Awar, Secretary General of the Cabinet, Ohood Al Roumi, Director-General, Office of the Prime Minister of the UAE, Abdullah Al Basti, Director General of the Executive Office of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Abdullah Lootah, Secretary General of Emirates Competitiveness Council.

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