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His Excellency’s Statement

HE. Dr. Abdulrahman Abdulmannan Al Awar

With the launch of the “fifty projects”, including the "Fifty Principles" document, as well as the new governance methodology... the UAE will have laid out a clear roadmap for the nation's journey in the years ahead, embodying the vision and aspirations of our wise leadership for the future of our country. We stand tall before the entire world for the countless achievements that have made the UAE a source of happiness for its people and a destination for those who strive for excellence and a decent life coming from diverse nationalities and cultures.

We in the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, as an integral part of the governmental work system, assure that we will spare no effort to carry out the tasks assigned to the Ministry to achieve the objectives of the federal government, be it in relation to the "Emiratisation file" with its various components and pillars, listed in the fifty projects, or in terms of controlling and regulating labour relations between the two parties and strengthening the position of the UAE labour market as a global destination that attracts talent and entrepreneurship so that this market supports the country's global competitiveness. In addition, we are committed to providing our customers with excellent service that satisfies them while expanding our strategic partnership with our partners in various government and private entities.

Being aware of the importance of the "voice of the customer", we are committed in the Ministry to pursue the "open door policy" and consolidate the principle of transparency. Therefore, we have established several channels to receive complaints, suggestions and comments, which play an important role in improving service to our customers.

In conclusion, we are steadily moving towards a promising and bright future and we are confident that we will achieve this goal under the guidance, support and follow-up of the wise leadership and strength of our national cadres and competencies.

HE.Dr. Abdulrahman Abdulmannan Al Awar

Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation


Dr. Abdulrahman Abdulmannan Al Awar has over 25 years of experience in senior executive positions in public and private sectors and across various industries including oil and gas, banking, education, and regulation of labour market.

The current Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation previously held the position of Director General of the Federal Authority of Government Human Resources (FAHR) in 2009, as well as the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Business Development – New Smelters at Dubai Aluminum Company (DUBAL). He also served as the Director General of the National Human Resources Development & Employment Authority (TANMIA) and worked for Dolphin Energy, Dubai Petroleum and HSBC.

Apart from his role as Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, His Excellency holds the following positions:

  • Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Board Member of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)
  • Board Member of Dragon Oil Holdings Limited (DOHL)
  • Board Member of Oilfields Supply Center (OSC)
  • Board Member of Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (NAFIS (
  • Board Member of Education and Human Resources Council
  • Board Member of Emirates Competitiveness Council
  • Board Member of Federal Demographic Council
  • Board of Trustee of University of Dubai

His Excellency had also served on the National Defense College Supreme Council and was a Member of the UAE Gender Balance Council.

H.E. Al Awar holds a Ph.D. in Geology and Geochemistry from Colorado School of Mines (CSM), USA, 1995.

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