It was a great honor to visit His Royal Highness  Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the palace of his grandfather, the founding father of UAE to discuss during 2 days (more then 16 hours) the importance of faith and tolerance between religions and the respect for nature and all life beings.

HRH Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum is a member of the Dubai ruling family and a United Arab Emirati billionaire and sports shooter at the Olympics.

He owns international award-winning horses and a UAE football club. Sheikh Saeed is the son of Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, former Emir (Ruler) of Dubai, his uncle is the incumbent Emir of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, HRH Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Sports shooting career

His Royal Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum represented UAE in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics in skeet shooting and attended many other competitions too.


“UAE is an example of a nation that seeks religious and cultural tolerance while helping combat racism and hatred. Our vision of unity is the concept to serve peace and harmony, not only between Muslims but amongst all humanity worldwide.” – Madame Sabine Balve

“To treat every person, no matter what his creed or race, as a special soul, is a mark of Islam.” – Quote Sheikh Zayed, the founder of the UAE

World leaders must work hand-in-hand to fight radicalization.

Islam is a religion of peace.

Leaving the Palace at the early morning hours after more than 8 hours inspiring debates about religious tolerance
Madame Sabine Balve at the Dubai Palace with some of the many Sports Trophy of His Royal Highness

One Quote of Sheikh Zayed, that makes me proud to live in the UAE

“No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind the progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities..” – Quote Sheikh Zayed, the founder of the UAE

This powerful message by the UAE’s first president and founding father, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan continues to remain a strong foundation upon which the country’s leaders and people have continued to build a nation and legacy of innovation, change and progress. HRH Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the grandfather of HRH Sheik Saeed.

I admire the royal family for their wise and visionary leadership, and especially the great spirit of the founding father of UAE.

2018 has been announced as the year of Sheikh Zayed. God bless UAE, their leaders and all citizen!