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The UAE Prime Min­is­ter has de­liv­ered a mes­sage to cit­i­zens and res­i­dents as the world marks the In­ter­na­tional Day of Tol­er­ance to­day. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, UAE Vice Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter and Ruler of Dubai, wrote about the legacy of HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Mak­toum and the coun­try’s first pres­i­dent, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sul­tan Al Nahyan. Sheikh Mohammed wrote in an ar­ti­cle on the UAE Cabi­net web­site: “What makes us proud of our na­tion is not the height of our build­ings, the breadth of our streets or the mag­ni­tude of our shop­ping malls, but rather the open­ness and tol­er­ance of our na­tion. “Our pride stems from the fact that we are a coun­try where ev­ery­one thrives equally re­gard­less of their dif­fer­ences, with true love and ac­cep­tance – a coun­try where peo­ple live and work har­mo­niously, rais­ing their chil­dren to en­joy a fu­ture free of the fear of ex­trem­ism, in­tol­er­ance or dis­crim­i­na­tion based on their race, colour, re­li­gion, sect or eth­nic­ity.” Sheikh Mohammed also wrote about new moral education cour­ses that will be added to the school cur­ricu­lum in pri­vate and gov­ern­ment schools in the com­ing months. He also touched on free­dom of ex­pres­sion, and the in­ter­net, say­ing that “while we all re­spect opin­ion and dis­cus­sion shared on­line, we can­not al­low it to spill into in­tol­er­ance”. He added: “The great­est achievements of the UAE are the up­stand­ing morals, val­ues and prin­ci­ples that the world re­spects us for and that we wish to pass on to our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to come.”

Emi­rates has wel­comed the next gen­er­a­tion Air­bus A380 into ser­vice, com­plete with higher ceil­ings in the busi­ness class sec­tion and seat­ing for more than 500 pas­sen­gers. The Emi­rates A380-388Q will have sev­eral new fea­tures, in­clud­ing 25 ex­tra seats in econ­omy class, in ad­di­tion to the on­board lounge and first class shower spa, pop­u­larised by Hol­ly­wood ac­tress Jen­nifer Anis­ton in her com­mer­cials for the air­line.

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