His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, paid a glowing tribute to front liners.
His Highness recognised healthcare workers and other people from the public and private sectors, as well as a number of organisations for being the country's "first line of defence'' in the fight against COVID-19.
In a message of thanks and gratitude to more than 50,000 selfless heroes on the front line, His Highness Tweeted:
''My dear brothers and sisters, the brave heroes at the frontline.
In our desperate times, you rose to the challenge. Armed with your selflessness, you've redefined the meaning of service and sacrifice. Your courage has built an invincible fortress protecting our society.
You are today's finest soldiers, the barrier between us and the pandemic. 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.
With God's grace, we will get through these times. And together, we will emerge stronger and more determined to continue our journey of shaping the future.”
Thank you pic.twitter.com/kohHDn9NvP— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) June 10, 2020