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UOWD top Emirati student invited to meet with Royal Family

Thursday, 4 August, 2016

A top Emirati student from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with members of the Royal family including His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid  Al Maktoum, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid  Al Maktoum and more honourable hosts at an Iftar dinner hosted at Zabeel Palace.

Wahid Albalooshi recently graduated from the BCom (Human Resources Management) program at UOWD and was the top Emirati student of his class. He was one of a number of top Emirati students from across various education sectors, invited by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to attend the memorable event with the Royal family in celebration of their accomplishments.

During his speech, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honoured the achievements of his guests, motivating them to maintain their positions as top tier achievers thus contributing to the success and progress of the country.
“Meeting with His Highness has left me with the right amount of ambition, motivation and national pride that has influenced my perspective of the future”, Wahid said.

Wahid is a proud graduate of UOWD, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities based in Dubai. He said one of the big advantages of studying at UOWD is the option to transfer his credits and pursue his education in Australia, New Zealand, Europe or North America and being accredited nationally and internationally it enables flexibility in pursuing potential career paths that I may come across in the future.

Wahid is planning to pursue his Master’s degree in due course.