According to the World Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships, Mahmoud Mohieldin the United Arab Emirates is among the three fastest developing countries in the world.

The continual success of the UAE was made possible due to the insightful vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the official said in a lecture he delivered at a cultural forum on the side lines of the World Government Summit, held in the third week of February in Dubai.

Their highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed are "peerless leaders" due to the fact that "they possess the capability and the wisdom that can turn ideas and dreams into real projects," Mohieldin said.

Mohieldn presented his thoughts about the United Arab Emirates, which he described as a model and a benchmark for other countries. The cultural forum was held at the majis of Dr. Hanif Al Qasim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue.