We want the UAE’s Arab-Islamic roots to be treasured as a profound and sacred element of our nation’s rich heritage. The nation’s progressive and moderate values of Islam will continue to support its traditions of respect and openness in public and private spaces. A spirit of religious tolerance will forge mutual understanding and acceptance within the country’s pool of diversity.
By preserving the core tenets of Islam, Emiratis will face the challenges of openness to the world with self-assurance, confident that the homogenising effects of globalisation cannot erode their moderate religious values.
Arabic will re-emerge as a dynamic and vibrant language, expressed everywhere in speech and writing as a living symbol of the nation’s progressive Arab-Islamic values. The UAE will be a prominent centre of excellence for the Arabic language, hosting scholars and researchers, supporting the production of original content, and promoting the translation of international literary and scientific works into Arabic.
Our nation will celebrate its wealth of heritage and its deep-rooted ancestry. Emiratis will maintain a living link with the past by preserving and celebrating cultural anchors such as literature, traditional arts and poetry as beacons of a modern UAE.
Emiratis’ solid national character will be upheld as a main source of inspiration for the protection and preservation of national identity. In the face of increasing multiculturalism, this is a crucial matter of national pride and social stability.