Unfortunately, the experts stated that it was impossible to transform it to arable land.
Despite this, Sheikh Zayed looked for alternative ways of improving this land. He chose to focus on planting of trees in order to limit erosion, and thus make the land more habitable. This approach proved to be a great success. This shows that despite the challenges he encountered, Sheikh Zayed continued to pursue his vision. His desire was to make the lives of people more comfortable in the country, and this he achieved. He developed a strategy that helped to achieve his vision as the leader of the UAE.
Although Sheikh Zayed was not highly educated, his actions and utterances were reasonable and he always acted responsibly. He had a clear desire to provide the citizens of the UAE with basic needs such as education, healthcare and arable land. He vigorously campaigned for the education of the youth and adults. To him, education was the key to a successful and prosperous country. He also had a strong belief in women. According to him, women have an important role to play in the building of the nation. For instance, he once stated that “Woman is the maker of generations” and “I encourage woman to work in the positions that suit her nature and preserve her dignity as a mother and maker of generations.”
I have tremendous respect for Sheikh Zayed and what he has achieved. I am motivated to continue pursuing the vision he had for the country based on the respect I have for him. One of the main reasons why the people of UAE talk proudly and passionately about their country and their leaders is because of the actions and good deeds of their leaders. This is because when a person treats others well, he is likely to be treated in a similar fashion by these people. In conclusion, there is one quote by Sheikh Zayed I would like to share: “Progress and renaissance are not to be measured by reinforced concrete structures, but rather by building human being and