His Excellency Dr. Lowai Mohamed Belhoul, Director General of the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department said: "Today, we are celebrating an occasion that is cherished by all UAE nationals and residents; namely the 46th anniversary of the Establishment of the United Arab Emirates. Today, we recall transcendental values instilled by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and fostered by the Rulers of the Founding Emirates, which endured to this day and have paved the way for all the achievements of the UAE over the past 46 years.

Thanks to the Union, added Dr. Belhoul, the UAE became a unique example of a world-class advanced and civilized nation. This was inspired by the visionary leadership that spared no effort to create an environment conducive for building a society where justice is administered and which is based on peaceful coexistence and openness to the world. The UAE leadership brought prosperity to all citizens and residents setting a model for the world.