Revealed: A New English Edition of ‘Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dreams Come True’ is Now Available

Fiona Lee   |   31-05-2022

Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dreams Come True’, has been launched in English at the Abu Dhabi International Bookfair.


After the enormous success of the Arabic edition of ‘Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dreams Come True’, was released earlier this year in February, the English version has now been launched at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022.


The book, which was written by Raed Barqawi, offers insights into how His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum’s exceptional mind and unique approach turned his ambitious Dubai dream into reality. The book looks back on the history of his success, and how his vision and leadership have shaped Dubai into becoming the exceptional, forward-thinking, modern city that it is today.


Raed Barqawi is one of the most respected journalists in the region and is the Executive Editor-in-Chief of Al Khaleej newspaper. He has enjoyed a front-row seat for over three decades watching Sheikh Mohammed’s dreams turn into reality.



He said: “In this book, I have tried to show how His Highness Sheikh Mohammed is one of those few men preoccupied with changing the world for the better. He has allowed millions to dream and to redraw the boundaries of what we consider possible.”


“It is fascinating to be surrounded by a personality like His Highness, who has been racing against time to an extent that might surprise you. His persistence and ambition pushed me to dig deeper into the history of the UAE over the past fifty years and shed a light on how dreams can be achieved in a race to become #1 globally. With assertiveness and will, His Highness decided to dream for his country and his people, and today we are harvesting the results of these dreams. I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks to my publisher and all those who helped in bringing this book to its readers.” Mr. Barqawi added.



This year’s edition of the Abu Dhabi international book fair took place between 23rd-29th May with a mix of educational and professional sessions designed to emphasise the power of reading.


If you missed the launch, then you can find both Arabic and English versions available for purchase at All royalties from the book’s sales will be donated to Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities.