On 1 December 2014, in conjunction with the 43rd UAE National Day celebrations,

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, recognised 43 Emiratis with The UAE Pioneers Award.

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UAE
Pioneers

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi

Juma Mohammed Al Kaabi

Mohammed Ali Zainal Al Bastaki

Abdullah Mohammed Eisa Al Kaabi

Ahmed Rashid Salim Ali Al Mazrouei

Abdul Hamid Ahmad

First President of Emirates Writers Union

Habib Al Sayegh

First Emirati elected as Secretary General of Arab Writers Union

The late Sultan Al Owais

First to establish a prize in Literature

Dubai Public Library

First public library

Hafsah Suroor

The youngest writer

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

First book fair in the UAE

H.E. Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi

The UAE’s first Foreign Minister

H. H. Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi

The First Arab to be elected in the Executive Committee of the International Publishers Association (IPA)

H.E. Juma Al Majid

The first Founder of a Writing Restoration Centre

Alia Al Kaabi

The first female prosecutor

Abdullah Mohammed Al Buraiki

The first to work in the precision industry

Ali Mohamed Bujsaim

The first UAE international football referee

Sheikh Mohammed bin Saeed bin Ghobash

First University Graduate

Adib Sulaiman Al Baloushi

First Emirati Child Amongst 8 Others Selected as the Most Brilliant Children in the World

Sheikha Nagla Mohammed bin Salem Mohammed Al Qassmi

First Ambassador

Retired Brigadier Saqr Majed Al Marri

First Emirati Inventor

Dr. Hawa Al Mansouri

First to Invent a Catheter Through a Vein for Intensive Heart Surgeries

Dr. Mohammed Al Marzouqi

First to Invent a Thermal Gas Detector for the Detection of Leaks in Oil and Gas Fields

UAE Passport

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Dubai Airports

University City of Sharjah

UAE University

Burj Khalifa