As the effects of Covid-19 continue to impact our everyday reality, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE has created the Frontline Heroes Office in recognition and support of the country’s frontline workers who are tirelessly dedicating their lives to helping us all overcome this global health crisis.
Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, this newly established organization based in the UAE capital will continue to raise public awareness about the critical yet selfless role of frontline workers during this unprecedented emergency and provide them with long-term assistance.
Provided with the opportunity to open branches throughout the six other emirates and work in collaboration with various governmental and private bodies, this Office aims to execute initiatives that will help build a cohesive database of frontline workers across the entire country to better address their needs and understand their evolving priorities. In addition, the Office has the authority to organize events, grant awards, and nominate exceptional frontliners for honorary medals, according to the Emirates News Agency.
Throughout this arduous battle against Covid-19, UAE leaders have frequently and publicly expressed their gratitude for these committed healthcare professionals not only in the UAE but also around the world. On World Health Day this past April, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince tweeted a “salute” in honor of these brave medical personnel, commending them for their irreplaceable service. “While medicines may treat, it is their support and care that gives us the hope for a healthier tomorrow. Let us recognize the brave medical staff globally who are leading the fight against Covid-19.”
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai has also been vocally appreciative about the unforgettable sacrifices frontline workers have made to safeguard the wellbeing of our community, recently penning a heartfelt letter thanking “today’s finest soldiers” for their humbling legacy that will eternally live on in our country’s history. “My dear brothers and sisters, the brave heroes at the frontline… In our desperate times, you rose to the challenge,” the Crown Prince began. “Armed with your selflessness, you’ve redefined the meaning of service and sacrifice. Your courage has built an invincible fortress, protecting our society,” adding “We cannot thank you enough for your spirit that protects our nation. Thank you for putting our safety before yours. You have set an example for the heroes to come. Your sacrifice is inspiring, humbling, and a legacy that our history will remember forever.”