Mohammed bin Rashid honours winners of UAE Drones for Good Award

DUBAI, 7th February, 2015 (WAM) — Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has honoured the winners of various government, national and international categories of the UAE Drones for Good Award.

Sheikh Mohammed stressed that the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is an incubator for the talented, and harnessing of the technology in the service of humanity and nation-building.

He was speaking at the ceremony held to honour the winners of the UAE Drones for Good Award. The event was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of the Cabinet Affairs, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Qamzi and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Protocol and Hospitality Department in Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed said, “The scene of unmanned drones flying in the UAE sky, with each carrying an innovative idea for the service of man, cherishes the message that there is no limit for innovative ideas,” adding that this award is one of the fruits of previous Government Summit, has made a global impact in the development of premium services.

He stressed that the new technologies in the form of unmanned drones will present huge opportunities for government and humanitarian services.

Sheikh Mohammed honoured the projects of the Ministry of Interior, Etisalat, as well as the UAE team’s project to monitor the wildlife and collect images. He also honoured the sponsors of the award.