Under the Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Under the Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Year of Tolerance

UAE declares 2019 as Year of Tolerance

The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan declared 2019 as Year of Tolerance, as a tribute to the values of tolerance and co-existence the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of the UAE, propagated among the people of UAE. 

​The President declared 7 Pillars of Tolerance to promote and practise the values of tolerance. 

1. Tolerance in community
The first pillar aims to promote the values of tolerance within family members, and to consolidate them among different cultures.

2. Tolerance in education
This pillar aims to solidify teachings behind the values of tolerance within the education systems in the country.

3. Tolerance at workplace
The third pillar's focus is on creating a safe, tolerant, and cohesive workplace across public and private sectors in the UAE, a home to millions of multicultural talents and professionals from around 200 nationalities.

4. Tolerance to culture
This pillar focuses on events that celebrate the culture and tradition of around 200 nationalities residing in the country, and enhancing the relations with them through art and culture.

5. UAE Model of Tolerance
This pillar seeks to promote the UAE as the global capital for tolerance, via a series of initiatives and dialogue between various communities.

6. Tolerance in legislation
The sixth pillar focuses on developing executive and legislative regulations that guarantee the preservation of values of tolerance and coexistence in multiculturalism.

7. Tolerance in the media
The seventh pillar seeks the support of the media which can disseminate the values of tolerance among the people responsibly, and promote the UAE model of tolerance across various media channels, including the social networking sites.

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