Dubai: The Malayalam edition of a best- selling book authored by the Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has been launched here.
'My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence', authored by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, examines aspects of the UAE's unique development experience and the ways in which the young country is making every effort to achieve excellence, and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub.
The Malayalam language version follows the successful launch of the book in Arabic, English and Mandarin earlier.
The Malayalam edition of the book will present the vision of Sheikh Mohammed, also the Vice-President of the Gulf country, to a wide audience of over 570,000 Malayalis, from Kerala, who live and work in the UAE.
"The UAE prides itself on its unique mix of cultures, its world-class infrastructure and its clear vision for the future, all of which the Indian community has played a unique role," a statement on the book launch said.
"Publishing 'My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence', in Malayalam shares His Highness Sheikh Mohammed's personal philosophy and political and economic vision and success with a greater number of people," it said.
First published in 2006 in Arabic, the book explores ways in which Dubai is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to realise its ambitious development goals.
As per the latest official statistics by the Government of Kerala, with nearly 35 percent of the total overseas Malayalis living in the UAE, they form the largest population of expatriate Keralites.
Malayalis have a strong cultural link with the Arab world, with trade and cultural relations existing between the two regions from as early as the 7th Century AD.