DUBAI -- Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Tuesday chaired a brainstorming session with his team.

The session was attended by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, and Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future.

Sheikh Mohammed said during the session that the UAE remains appreciative of those who work for its development.

"Today, the UAE has different ambitions, and therefore, it needs different ideas and creative minds to achieve such ambitions and to meet expectations, and I am proud of the ideas we shared, and of every creative person and team in the UAE; their vitality and enthusiasm is our path to success. We will always seek ways to improve the living standards and the services offered to our citizens," he said.

Sheikh Mohammed also stated that transparent and open discussions among the teams generate better ideas for success.

Addressing the team, he said, "Today, the UAE is a source of hope and a role model and we need to be responsible enough to maintain this image. We need your energy, your creative ideas, your continuous education and your strong will. In a rapidly changing world, with lots of new opportunities, we value our creative cadres who share innovative ideas."

Sheikh Mohammed noted that there are thousands of teams in the UAE working day and night to serve the country, to protect its achievements, and to provide prosperity to its citizens.

"We are part of one team with one vision and one noble goal: to serve the people of the UAE," he added.

During the session, Sheikh Mohammed, along with the team, reviewed the progress of work and the new ideas of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future. He also discussed the projects and initiatives being implemented by his executive office, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and the Dubai Future Foundation.

"Our future projects must have standards that conform with the UAE's competitiveness and worldwide reputation. They should at the same time, serve to boost the welfare of the citizens," he said.

The meeting was attended by Shamma bint Sohail Faris AlMazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary-General of the Cabinet, Saeed Al Eter, Director-General of the Public Diplomacy Office, and a number of senior officials.

Source: Emirates News Agency