Last night saw eight Abu Dhabi awards presented to individuals for remarkable acts of goodness. The honours were bestowed at the 4th annual Abu Dhabi Awards ceremony which took place at the Emirates Palace. His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces was in attendance to personally present the awards and congratulate the worthy recipients.
This prestigious ceremony was also attended by members of the Royal family, members of the Executive Council, dignitaries, business leaders and the recipients’ families.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan underscored the commitment of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi to the Abu Dhabi Awards and expressed gratitude that the program continues to preserve the legacy of the nation's father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The 2008 recipients mark the most diverse array of ages and contributions ever recognized in a single year - ranging from school children to octogenarians; from great historical figures to health professionals; from those helping people to those helping the environment and animals.