UAE-Based Resident Writes Heartfelt Open Letter To Dubai

These uncertain times in the wake of Coronavirus prompted an emotion letter by a UAE-based Indian resident in praise of Dubai’s efforts to contain the pandemic.

UAE resident’s heartwarming open letter to Dubai

Recent events over the last few months made it clear how Coronavirus has disrupted the world, and while hundreds of thousands of residents of numerous backgrounds are going through this crisis together in the UAE, Maria, an expatriate who goes by the Instagram username @worldwithmaria, decided to write an emotional letter in admiration and appreciation of Dubai’s ongoing efforts against the outbreak.

Some of our top picks from her open letter include Dubai taking care “of everyone in the city” with sufficient supplies for residents to sustain, followed by the emirate being “home away from home,” and the most emotional part, taking “utter pride in being connected” with the city.

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An Open Letter to Dubai:⁣ ⁣ Dear Dubai,⁣ ⁣ People know you as the 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑮𝒐𝒍𝒅 but today I wish to tell them that you also have a 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱.⁣ ⁣ You are A '𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲' for Expats like us, people from differnt backgrounds come here to work and live together in harmony.⁣ ⁣ We might not be a Citizen but we 𝑪𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒕 everytime you break a World Record (Did you tell them that U have More than 𝟮𝟮𝟬 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀!)⁣ ⁣ We take utter pride in being connected to you, a city that embraces people from different backgrounds and ensures utmost respect and tolerance for each. (200 different nationalities live here!)⁣ ⁣ We always quote your example when it comes to Infrastructure and Technology or Safety and Tolerance or Charity. (𝑫𝒖𝒃𝒂𝒊 𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅'𝒔 𝒕𝒐𝒑 10 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑰𝒏𝒇𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆, 𝑺𝒂𝒇𝒆𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑻𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒏𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒚. 𝑫𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕 10 𝑴𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑴𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝑪𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒈𝒏?!)⁣ ⁣ Amidst this Global Pandemic while the rest of the world is panicking and falling short of supplies, you are not only taking care of everyone in the city but also outside. (𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒖𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒄𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝒑𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒚, 𝑫𝒖𝒃𝒂𝒊'𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒗𝒂𝒍𝒖𝒆𝒔.)⁣ ⁣ Many countries are facing a surge in Racism, Communism, Religious Violence, etc, You're leading by an example to show that there is Zero Tolerance for Such discrimination. (𝑫𝒖𝒃𝒂𝒊 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒁𝒆𝒓𝒐 𝑻𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒚 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒑𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒏𝒕𝒊-𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏/𝑨𝒏𝒕𝒊-𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒍𝒂𝒘.)⁣ ⁣ Dear Dubai, I might not say it often but I wish to Thank U on behalf of the entire Expat community, Thank U for being a home away from home.⁣ ⁣ Yours Lovingly, An Expat⁣ "Keeping Hanging,⁣ We are in this together" 🇦🇪💛 ⁣ #Dubai🇦🇪 #MyDubai #ThankYouDubai

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Maria’s heartfelt letter sent social media into a spiral with residents in praise of her message and Dubai’s efforts. One user comments “this is the most meaningful message I’ve read today.”

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed shares emotional message for UAE residents

It’s worth mentioning Abu Dhabi Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed recently confessed he shed a tear seeing UAE residents chant the National Anthem, “Ishi Biladi” while staying under lockdown. He wished “May God protect you and protect the country you are loyal to,” and “God willingly, we will get through this phase with you safe and sound, and with success from God.”

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid: “We will win”

Meanwhile, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum recently shared a video in solidarity with citizens and residents saying “We will win,” followed by a video. Check it out:



(Featured photograph credit: Dubai Media Office)

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