UAE residents woke up to Youth Day, blinking on their phone today. And like most of them, if you are surprised too, then we must inform you that today UAE is celebrating International You Day. The change has been made on Etisalat, Du and Virgin sims. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai took to his twitter last night to celebrate the achievements of Emirati youth in various fields.
In the tweet in Arabic, Sheikh Mohammed said: “The youth of the Emirates are the fuel for our renaissance… The youth of the Emirates are the guarantee of our future… The youth of the Emirates are the protectors of our home… Whoever bets on others is a loser… and whoever is firm with them is the winner.” August 12 marks the annual celebration of International Youth Day as an awareness day, designated by the United Nations (UN). This day is dedicated to the role young women and men play in bringing change in tackling global issues and achieving sustainable development. It also serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.