My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.
An Amazing Nation is an essential souvenir of the UAE. Telling the story of the confident and modern country as well as explaining its deep cultural roots, new comers will be delighted by the range of accessible detail, and old timers will be surprised by the depth of the authoritative coverage.
The book is made up of large graphic spreads which include:
• A clear chart of how the UAE’s federal government works
• The UAE’s plan to be the trade and transport hub of the world
• How traditional architecture created functional comfort
• Natural habitats ranging from the sea and its coastlines,
through to the desert and the mountains
• A glimpse into the UAE’s future population with demographic trends
• Age-old traditions such as bull-butting, dhow-building, pearling and falconry