Tolerance and Forgiveness are a duty. If The Almighty Creator forgives and we as human beings are His creation, then shall we not forgive?
The Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Instilling values of tolerance carries on Sheikh Zayed's legacy and teachings. It is one of the most important attributes that we can impact on our people and the global community to ensure the safety, stability and happiness of peoples across the world.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
We want the UAE to be the global reference point for a tolerant culture, via its policies, laws and practices.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The UAE is a place of tolerance, co-existence and openness to other cultures.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
The Year of Tolerance
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has proclaimed the year 2019 to be the "The Year of Tolerance" in the UAE, highlighting the UAE as a global capital for tolerance, and emphasizing tolerance as a universal concept aimed at entrenching the values of tolerance, dialogue, coexistence and openness to different cultures.
Why The Ghaf?
The Ghaf tree was chosen as a symbol of the Year of Tolerance because of the great significance that the tree bears as an indigenous tree. It is associated with popular and environmental heritage. It is a symbol of the stability of the desert and a witness to old customs. The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has given the Ghaf tree a great importance and has issued laws and regulations prohibiting the cutting of the Ghaf tree throughout the state.
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