His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai was present at the inauguration of the Education Without Borders (EWB) 2011 at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Monday.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

Prominent persons present during the opening ceremony were Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chief Executive of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

Other prominent persons who graced the occasion were Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi; Minister of Education Humaid Mohammed Obeid Al Qattami; Director General of Dubai Department of Information Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum; Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shebani, Director of Dubai Ruler’s Court; and Commander General of Dubai Police Lt. General His Excellency Dahi Khalfan Tamim.

Renowned educational leaders from across the world and a large gathering of national and international students were also part of the inauguration. EWB conference, hosted by the Higher Colleges of Technology, is expected to host about more than 1,000 students representing 300 universities from around 130 different countries, including UAE.