16 Nov 2020
International Day of Tolerance

Tolerance is the United Arab Emirates’ message to the world. It is a well-established value in our beloved country. Any visitor or resident can witness the creative diversity that exists in the UAE. People from different countries co-exist in cooperation and love. One can confidently say that the UAE, with a warm heart, welcoming borders, and inherent values, is a microcosm of the wider world.

The amazing cultural diversity in the UAE can be seen in various aspects of life: in fashion, restaurants, ideas, places of worship, and languages. The UAE society does not reject the other, but rather gives them space and opportunity. It accepts, welcomes, and accommodates difference, and does not view difference as an obstacle, which confirms that tolerance in essence is strength.

A tolerant person is more confident in themselves and their ideas and visions, and here we understand well the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai:

“The strong man is the one that is more capable of accepting diversity and disagreements.”