The UAE is going to reserve its place in the International Space Club


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, affirmed that the space technology and research sector has become a major component of the comprehensive development system in the UAE, because of its influential value in supporting ambitious development trends. For the state, and what qualifies it for unprecedented opportunities for excellence, with the state achieving qualitative achievements that confirmed that it is on the right path with confident steps towards consolidating its growing position in the international space club.

His Highness noted the importance of the sector and the hope for its development in the UAE. His Highness said: “We hold great ambitions for the space sector to support our knowledge economy and push sustainable development to serve our people, our region and the world and a better future for future generations. We seek to achieve new achievements in the space field with strong global partnerships with the largest Specialized scientific institutions and bodies, and creative young national energies who have proven their worth assuming the responsibility of creating the future, along with experts with a long history in the field.. We have reached Mars… and we will head to Venus… and we will not stop raising the ceiling of ambition to higher levels to reach everything It serves the human being and ensures his happiness in the present and the future.”

This came during the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to the exhibition accompanying the International Space Conference, which started its 72nd session the day before yesterday in Dubai, with the participation of delegations from more than 110 countries and more than 4000 participants, and 350 young professionals in the sector And space experts from all over the region and the world, the largest event of its kind in the world, to be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Center, and hosted by the “Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center” in cooperation with the International Astronautical Federation, under the slogan “Inspiration, innovation, and discovery for the benefit of humanity”, in The first meeting of the most important event in the world in the Arab region.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said in a post on Twitter yesterday: “During my visit today, the International Space Exhibition and Conference, in which delegations from 110 countries around the world participate and presents 2,800 research and scientific papers in the space sector… I am proud of the UAE’s hosting of this scientific event… and proud.” With our work team..and optimistic about the future of our space sector and our cadres..».

a tour

His Highness toured the exhibition, which includes 90 exhibitors, including space agencies, institutions specialized in the same field, and space technology companies from around the world. The authority seeks to achieve it through its participation in this major event with its hosting in Dubai for the first time in the Arab region, including reviewing the authority’s role in supporting innovation and development in the space sector in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and highlighting its future plans for the growing system of the space sector.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also stopped at the platforms of the most prominent international space agencies participating in the exhibition, which have a long history in the field of space science and discoveries, and included: the Russian Space Agency “Roscosmos”, the US space agency “NASA”, and the European Space Agency (ESA). and (Ispace) in addition to the platform of Lockheed Martin, a pioneer in the field of aeronautics and astronautics.

During the visit, His Highness was briefed on the innovations and advanced technology presented by major international space agencies and institutions, through the exhibition accompanying the 72nd International Space Conference, in the field of space exploration, and listened to an explanation of the programs and projects that these global agencies are working on implementing in the next stage for more discoveries. Which would form a clearer and more comprehensive understanding of the universe around us, and had to improve the quality of human life on Earth.

His Highness exchanged talks during the visit with the leaders of major space agencies and companies participating in the exhibition about strengthening partnership and cooperation relations during the next stage, expanding the exchange of visits and training programs for Emirati astronauts and how to benefit from the advanced experiences of international agencies in activating more frameworks and courses of inter-cooperation in support of the strategy The National Space Agency 2030 and reinforces the ambitious plans of the UAE in this field in the short and long term.


His Highness expressed his appreciation for the great efforts made by global space agencies, which contribute in an influential way to improving the quality of human life, through innovations, concepts and frameworks that they develop in the light of their qualitative research and projects, with which humanity takes successive steps towards the future with a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of what can be reached. To him of discoveries in the vast space surrounding the planet Earth to serve mankind and prepare a better future for future generations.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was accompanied during the visit by His Excellency Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, His Excellency Lieutenant-General Talal Belhoul Al Falasi, Vice President of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center, and Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani. , Director General of the Center, and the two Emirati astronauts, Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi, in addition to the graduates of the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Program: Noura Al Matrooshi and Mohammed Al Mulla.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had memorial photos taken with the leaders of the participating space agencies, their astronauts, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center team and the International Astronautical Federation.


It is noteworthy that the International Space Conference discusses a number of important topics, including: the future of Mars, sampling missions, the role of emerging space agencies, small satellites that carry out missions to solve climate problems, innovative space solutions for search and rescue, vital applications, and social responsibility in the space sector. While the integrated technical program provides a large number of presentations through a committee selected to be supervised by the International Astronautical Federation, in addition to the presentation of more than 2,300 research and scientific papers from more than 86 countries.



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