Acting on instructions from the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, gave instructions to call the highest building in Abu Dhabi City after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, made the declaration as he unveiled the Mohammed bin Rashid Tower, in an observance to commemorate the UAE Flag Day in the presence of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and other senior officials.
Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed stated that the orders of the President and the directives of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi reflect the robust bonds of fraternity and love among Emiratis, and reflect the high status of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in the UAE and globally, with a significant record of accomplishments and insight that had an extensive influence on enlargement and success in the UAE.
Emiratis take pride on this wonderful national occasion as they are united by the Flag Day commemoration, which corresponds with the succession of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the presidency and rulership.
He also averred that the occasion also indicates the success of Emiratis in building their state, which was founded by its founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the rulers of the emirates.
Following the observance, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed explored the Mohammed bin Rashid Tower before ascending to the top floor of the construction, which stands at 382 metres, to look on the city’s skyline.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Tower consists of 474 residential units and is the key feature of World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi, developed by Al Dar Properties in the center of Abu Dhabi.