“Visions of Dubai” 2007 Issue
The first coin in the “Visions of Dubai” series features the image of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) Dubai’s iconic landmark is engraved on the other side of the “Visions of Dubai” gold coin.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
An inspiring leader with a farsighted futuristic vision, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has been single handedly responsible for Dubai’s success story. Gifted with the vision to recognise opportunity in the midst of adversity, Sheikh Mohammed has led Dubai’s economic diversification strategy to turn the emirate into a vibrant trade, finance, business, tourism and IT hub and the entrepot to the emerging markets of the region.
Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs)
Established in 1999, the sailboat-shaped Burj Al Arab (Burj is Arabic for “tower”) has become the globally recognised symbol of modern Dubai. An iconic structure, Burj Al Arab truly symbolises Dubai’s transformation from a tiny Arab hamlet into one of the most dynamic and happening cities on the globe.
At 21 metres (1,053 ft), Burj Al Arab is one of the tallest hotels in the world, and is often termed the first seven star hotel worldwide. It stands on an artificial island located 280 metres (919 ft) out into the sea, and is connected to the mainland by a private bridge.