His Excellency Dr. Lowai Mohamed Belhoul, Director General of the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, praised "The Eight Defining Principles of Governance in Dubai" launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as golden rules for government departments in the Emirate of Dubai.

Dr. Belhoul asserted that the Principles of Governance are of paramount importance as they manifest the futuristic vision of a great leader who has devoted his entire life to serving his country, achieving prosperity for his people, building a welfare society, establishing leadership and bringing about a complete renaissance, making the UAE an outstanding global model of development.

His Excellency also added that these Principles constitute a complete and coherent road map for The Government of Dubai to develop plans and processes to build the future of the Emirate, explore new horizons through diversification of the economy and achieve sustainable development to bring about prosperity and welfare to future generations.

In conclusion, His Excellency said, "we in the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, pledge to His Highness to abide by these noble Principles and put in place effective mechanisms to ensure their continuity and applicability in all circumstances. To that end, we will strictly abide by the principle of the rule of law as the fundamental pillar of the Department's work… Long live His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and may God Almighty protect him."