Dubai ruler retires 9 executives after his surprise visit to govt offices
All the executive directors were former employees at Dubai Municipality, which he visited on Sunday
Dubai’s ruler has ordered the retirement of nine executive directors on Monday after he toured government offices the day before in a surprise spot check, local media reported.
In a statement, published by various local media, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, “expressed his appreciation” to the nine executives over their past efforts, “wishing them success.”
The statement also described Sheikh Mohammed’s move as a way to reflect his “keenness to allow a new generation of young leaders to shoulder the responsibility of development in the next period.”
All the executive directors were former employees at Dubai Municipality.
Dubai Municipality was the first place Sheikh Mohammed visited during his morning surprise spot check. After the municipality, the sheikh visited Dubai international airport, the land department and the department of economic development. He found a number of managers absent.
It is not the first time that Sheikh Mohammed has surprised employees in Dubai in an attempt to keep work ethics on par with the best. His decision to sack these executives comes in line with his policy.
Dubai ruler tours govt offices, finds some managers absentDubai’s media office on Twitter stressed that managers were not superior to rank-and-file employees Variety
Video of Dubai ruler riding London Underground goes viral in UAECasually dressed in a white shirt and green trousers, Sheikh Mohammed was shown sitting down next to passengers on the tube train Variety
WATCH: Dubai ruler opens world 1st artificial islandThe 5,000 ton artificial island was constructed at a shipyard site in Finland and then transported by ship to Dubai in eight pieces Property
Media Personality award for former Al Arabiya GM Abdulrahman Al-RashedThe award was presented to Al-Rashed by UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Print
Dubai ruler honors UAE drones and robotics competition winnersMore than 1,000 projects were received from 165 countries in the UAE Drones for Good Award Technology