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Mohammed Bin Zayed honours winners of Abu Dhabi Award

posted on 23/12/2008: 1857 views

Abu Dhabi awards were presented to individuals for remarkable acts of goodness. The honours were bestowed at the 4th annual Abu Dhabi Awards ceremony which took place on Sunday at the Emirates Palace.

His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was in attendance to personally present the awards and congratulate the worthy recipients.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan underscored the commitment of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi to the Abu Dhabi Awards and expressed gratitude that the program continues to preserve the legacy of the nation's father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The 2008 recipients mark the most diverse array of ages and contributions ever recognised in a single year - ranging from school children to octogenarians; from great historical figures to health professionals; from those helping people to those helping the environment and animals.

The 2008 Abu Dhabi Awards recipients are: Dr Margit Muller, Germany, a veterinarian and the Director of the Falcon Hospital in Abu Dhabi ; Dr Amal Abdulla Al Qubaisi, UAE, a member of the Federal National Council and an architect who has taken a personal interest in preserving the architectural heritage of the United Arab Emirate; Fahad Abdulla Jaber, UAE, an innovative graphic designer working to revolutionize the use of mobile phones for the deaf and hearing-impaired; Cameron Oliver, South Africa, a 12 year old boy who, with the support of his parents, was the driving force behind the creation of a national community awareness campaign to prevent camels being injured by littering in the desert; Dr Thabit and Maleeha Sabeti Mehr, Canada, doctors that provided medical treatment for the people of Al Ain for a period of 39 years; The Late Darwish bin Karam (1919 - 1985), UAE, a pearl diver who left pearl diving to dedicate his life to educating others; Rashid Mohamed Al Dhaheri, UAE, a 74 year old national who has been working to increase literacy among Al Ain's elderly women; the Late Sir Wilfred Thesiger (1910 - 2003), A British explorer who famously lived with the Bedouins for five years, photographed and told the story of Abu Dhabi and its people during the pre-oil era of the mid 20th century. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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