Service to the nation is a core value in Emirati society and reflects the strong cohesion of the country’s communities. Providing its citizens and residents a safe, peaceful environment in which they can prosper is key to the work of the UAE’s government. That value of service can be reflected in any number of ways, from defending the nation through to contributing to its scientific, academic, cultural and commercial development.

In many cases, those who serve the nation do so selflessly, assisting others to achieve success for the benefit of the community as a whole. In this way, giving benefits all of society.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Everyone can give back to his or her community – a student to their school, a neighbour to their neighbourhood, a father to his family, a doctor through their successful career, or an engineer through their contributions – everyone has something unique and important to offer