Tomorrow, we celebrate 50 years of UAE by reaching Mars: Sheikh Mohammed


With just 24 hours left for the UAE’s Hope Probe to reach Mars, the UAE Vice-President has posted an inspirational video and message.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted: “Tomorrow, we celebrate 50 years of our founding by reaching Mars.

“We celebrate the fruits of the work of the late Sheikh Zayed and the late Sheikh Rashid.

“Tomorrow, we start preparing for the next 50 years.

“Tomorrow, we prove to the world that nothing is impossible for the UAE and Emiratis.

“Tomorrow, we take the Arabs to the farthest point in the universe.”

The Hope Probe, which launched to space in July last year, will enter the Martian orbit at 7.42pm tomorrow, February 9.

The year 2021 marks the 50th year since the union of the seven emirates in 1971.

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