His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai met astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi and the team behind 'Zayed Ambition 2' on Monday.
Sheikh Hamdan congratulated the Emirati astronaut for completing the longest Arab space mission - calling it the culmination of the dedicated efforts of the exceptional Emirati talent at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).
He also praised the MBRSC team for establishing a new Emirati and Arab milestone in space exploration.
"The ‘Zayed 2 Mission’ is the latest in our journey of continuous accomplishments since the launch of our space programme. The UAE leadership’s vision continues to inspire us to pursue new frontiers in space exploration. As part of our steadfast commitment to serving humanity, the UAE is set to launch new ambitious space projects," added Sheikh Hamdan.
His Highness highlighted the critical role of the UAE Astronaut Programme in the nation’s space achievements, and how the space sector promotes broader development in the UAE.
He also learned from Al Neyadi about the scientific experiments he conducted on the International Space Station.