The English edition of “Dare to Dream” by veteran editor Raed Barqawi to be launched at the 2022 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair


Dubai, 26 May 2022: After the enormous
success of the Arabic edition which was launched earlier this year in February
by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive
of Emirates Airline & Group, the English version of Raed Barqawi’s highly
acclaimed Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made
His Dreams Come True
is being launched at the
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022.

Published by Motivate Media Group, Dare to Dream highlights how the
vision and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid turned Dubai into
a success story, a leading global hub for talent, and a place where they can
find resources and opportunities to fulfil their dreams.

One of the most respected journalists in the region and Executive
Editor-in-Chief of Al Khaleej newspaper – the UAE’s first daily Arabic
newspaper – Barqawi has enjoyed a front-row seat for over three decades
watching Sheikh Mohammed’s dreams turn into reality. He said: “In this book, I
have tried to show how His Highness Sheikh Mohammed is one of those few men
preoccupied with changing the world for the better. He has allowed millions to
dream and to redraw the boundaries of what we consider possible.”

“It is fascinating to be surrounded by a personality like His Highness,
who has been racing against time to an extent that might surprise you. His
persistence and ambition pushed me to dig deeper into the history of the UAE
over the past fifty years and shed a light on how dreams can be achieved in a
race to become #1 globally. With assertiveness and will, His Highness decided
to dream for his country and his people, and today we are harvesting the
results of these dreams. I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks to
my publisher and all those who helped in bringing this book to its readers.”
Mr. Barqawi added.

Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner
and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate Media Group, commented: “I have known
Raed for a long time, and it has been my pleasure and honour to publish his
book, which is a great take on the realistic history of the UAE. Given his journalistic
insight, it was riveting to read about the development of the Emirates from a
man who has had the opportunity to work so closely with His Highness. This
vital work is a must-read for anyone interested in knowing more about Dubai’s
success story.”