FTA Youth Council hosts educational session with Dubai Police Vice President Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:– The Federal Revenue Authority (FTA) Youth Council held an educational session on “Strengthening the role of young people in the working environment” with His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Vice-president of Police and general Security in dubai.

HE Lt. Gen. Tamim shared lessons learned from his long life experience and illustrious career, presenting his vision for harnessing the great potential of young people, honing their skills, fostering innovation among them and engaging them in endeavours. to build a more prosperous future. for the UAE.

In the presence of the Director General of the FTA, HE Khalid Ali Al Bustani; HE Saeed Al Nazari, Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Youth Authority (FYA), a group of FTA officials and young staff members of the Authority (who make up over 80% of FTA employees), the session was moderated by Director of Tax Compliance & Enforcement at the Federal Tax Authority Sara Al Habshi, and covered four key topics: listening to young people and strengthening their leadership role over the next 50 years; promote the notions of commitment and professionalism among young people to better prepare them to assume their responsibilities; sustainability for career advancement and the importance of recognizing, rewarding and motivating hard-working and innovative people.

Speaking at the session, HE Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim gave a lecture on human resource development, where he said: “For more than half a century, the UAE has provided a unique model for empowering young people to assume their role in building of a country capable of meeting challenges and fostering progress and prosperity across all sectors, guided by the directives of our wise leadership to encourage young people, provide them with opportunities for professional and academic development, help them improve their capacities and engage them effectively in efforts to advance sustainable development.

“With this in mind, Emirati youth are poised to play a leading role in shaping a prosperous future for our country as we begin another leg of our journey towards our centenary and prepare for a new wave of global development,” HE added. “Priorizing our human capital – and youth in particular – is a driver of progress and one of the ten principles of the United Arab Emirates for the next 50 years, which will chart the country’s strategic course for the future.

“The UAE has succeeded in creating a climate conducive to empowering young people in various sectors and channeling their energy and talents to improve the present and shape the bright future we all aspire to, where the UAE stands firmly positioned as one of the best countries in the world in all areas,” Lt. Gen. Tamim added. “We have confidence in our youth and their ability to deliver prosperity to our country. to embrace their creative ideas for the future and provide them with the resources, mentorship and empowerment they need to unleash their potential.We sought to elevate the voices of young people and equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to seize the opportunities available to them, in addition to enabling them to participate effectively in decision-making.

“From experience, we understand that officials need to give them more opportunities and not marginalize their role in order to take full advantage of the energy and potential of young people. We advise them to motivate and mentor young leaders while creating a climate of trust between the generations, a trust that is built on solid foundations. Mistakes will be made in the beginning, but this must be accepted and corrected, as long as they do not stem from negligence or dishonesty,” he continued.

“When it comes to young people, I ask you to accept advice when it is given, to be open to differing opinions, to be rational and to know that people who disagree with you will not doesn’t mean they hate you. They just have a different perspective on the subject at hand; acknowledge their point of view even if you don’t agree,” he added. disagree with your superiors, always obey their demands and avoid being an obstacle to the success of any idea. After all, you may be wrong and your manager may be right. Appreciate feedback and consider from the opinion and point of view of the person offering it. Listen, and if you are convinced, follow their advice. Keep in mind that some things are beyond human control and always support colleagues facing difficult situations Appreciate those who have served for a long time in your department. ent, as well as any end-of-service requests of a social or human nature that they may have.

The Director General of the FTA, HE Khalid Ali Al Bustani, reaffirmed the importance of the educational session on “Strengthening the role of young people in the working environment”which enabled the youth of the Federal Revenue Authority to explore the vast experience of HE Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim and benefit from his inspiring life experiences, career path and achievements, to advance their professional abilities.

His Excellency noted the great response to the session and the smooth and efficient presentation of the conference, which had a significant impact in making information more accessible to participants, thus achieving the intended objectives.

“The educational session is part of the Federal Tax Authority’s Youth Council Education and Outreach Plan, which aims to support and empower young people to hone their expertise, develop their skills, benefit from leaders inspirational people who have vast experience and success in their country’s endeavors,” explained HE Al Bustani. is a trailblazer with a wealth of experience that firmly positions him as a model of wisdom, professional skill and unwavering support for the country.

“Introducing young people to these unique models helps to accelerate their access to professional maturity”, added SE. “It helps shape their ideas and vision, enriches their initiatives to improve working mechanisms, creates a platform for innovation for young people and connects them with senior management to use their proposals in shaping future strategies of the FTA, ultimately grooming a new generation of future leaders.”

For his part, H.E. Saeed Al Nazari, Director General of the Federal Youth Authority, said, “What our national young talents are achieving today describes what the future will look like tomorrow. Youth is the future of any nation rests first and foremost in the hands of its youth; the more you empower young people and equip them with skills, know-how and leadership traits, the more they will be able to achieve the UAE’s strategic goals and implement them on the ground. This is what our wise leaders have always worked towards, with an integrated set of policies and strategies designed to empower young people and enable them to assume their responsibilities across the entire professional and production hierarchy.

“The Federal Youth Authority works on hundreds of programs, activities and events to develop the potential of young people in various fields, from professional and vocational training to advanced technologies, the arts and much more” , HE Al Nazari. “This is an integral part of our national program and our youth strategy, which aims to establish our approach as an example to be emulated, promoting Emirati youth as a model in terms of service to the community and contribution to the development of their country. We are striving to create an empowered, informed and professional generation that has the skills needed for tomorrow’s job market and who will play a major role in our efforts to reach new heights and ensure the prosperity of our country.

The Authority went on to note that the FTA Youth Council regularly adopts new initiatives in an effort to achieve its objectives, the most important of which are the empowerment of young people, allowing them to express their opinions and strengthen their participation in the continued development of the FTA. systems. This helps sharpen their leadership skills and helps channel their energies and creativity towards advancing the UAE’s position on the world stage.

The FTA Youth Council seeks to achieve these goals by providing a platform for youth to be represented, involving youth in Federal Revenue Authority operations, proceedings and decisions involving them in activities and events, and representing the Authority at official events and conferences. .

The Council helps build effective communication channels between the FTA and its younger members, creating a more responsive and flexible environment by holding periodic meetings to listen to young employees’ ideas, develop their skills and allow them to contribute to decisions. important with the potential to improve various areas of work of the FTA.


The Federal Revenue Authority was established by Federal Executive Order No. (13) of 2016 to help diversify the national economy and increase non-oil revenue in the United Arab Emirates through the management and collection of taxes based on international best practices and standards, as well as providing all means of support to enable taxpayers to comply with tax laws and procedures. Since its inception in 2017, the FTA has been committed to working with relevant authorities to establish a comprehensive and balanced system to make the UAE one of the first countries in the world to implement a fully electronic tax system that encourages voluntary compliance, with simple procedures based on the highest standards of transparency and accuracy – from registration, to submitting tax returns, to paying taxes due via the Authority’s website: www.tax.gov.ae

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