“The responsibilities owed towards the process of growth, construction and development do not merely rest upon the shoulders of those who are in trusted positions of power—rather, it is a shared responsibility that calls for the combined efforts of every citizen in this country.” – The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Drawing from this message towards the importance of concerted efforts and collective action, the core of our work strives to work alongside our wise leadership in all efforts towards accomplishing greater achievements and leading positions. Together, we strive to establish sustainable national economic entities that effectively contribute to the economic, social and food security and stability of the state.
Today, the family of Union Coop relentlessly endeavours to provide the latest leading retail practices that are in accordance with the finest practices and international standards. We strive to achieve the vision of our beloved nation and its wise leadership as led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; and by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum—of whom have provided every capability and unlimited support to various parties in the country to further advance the levels of progress, success and development.
Union Coop is a key pillar to our national economy, as it significantly contributes towards maintaining price stability, the offering of competitive prices and the adoption of a system of values and ethics that incorporate transparency, honesty and trustworthiness throughout every interaction and transaction. Moreover, another secret to the success and progress of Union Coop lies in its ability to implement each project through the sole reliance of self-funding.
My dear brothers and sisters, we must acknowledge that success is not merely coincidental. In order to achieve the best things and to be the best; we must be determined, work hard, persevere while actively striving to stay abreast of the latest developments and constantly changing variables.
I cannot conclude this speech without drawing to the unlimited support we have received, nor without expressing my utmost appreciation and gratitude towards our wise leadership, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. It is due to their support that we have been able to both emerge and move forward as world leader in retail.
I would also like to thank the shareholders and customers of Union Coop for their trust. I stand today with the promise that we will not only remain in our leading position within the field of retail trading; but we will also continuously strive to please and exceed expectations.
Alhamdulillah Rabb Al Alamin
Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi
Chairman of Board of Directors