DUBAI: The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, renamed the Al Minhad district and its surrounding areas as ‘Hind City’ on Sunday, the official news agency of Emirates, WAM reported. The city is divided into four zones and contains homes for UAE residents.
“The city includes four zones — Hind 1, Hind 2, Hind 3, and Hind 4 — and spans an area of 83.9km”, WAM reported. The city is connected by key roadways such as Emirates Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, and Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road. The Al Minhad region and its neighbouring territories have been renamed ‘Hind City’ in accordance with Dubai Ruler’s directions.
Notably, this isn’t the first time something has been renamed in Dubai. Earlier, in 2010, Burj Dubai was renamed as Burj Khalifa after Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi then. He passed away on May 13, 2022.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who renamed the Al Minhad district as ‘Hind City’, is the Vice-President, Prime Minister and minister of defence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as the ruler of Dubai.
He is the third son of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the former UAE vice president and ruler of Dubai. Following his brother Maktoum’s death in 2006, Mohammed took over as vice president and ruler. Al Maktoum is described as “one of the world’s most prominent real estate developers. (ANI)