Sh: Mohammed bin Rashid established Falcon and Associates.

Dubai, Jun 30th, 2009  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has issed a law establishing Falcon and Associates.

Falcon and Associates will work to bring knowledge, support and strategic thinking to Dubai to build on Dubai’s success to date and assist in fulfilling its long term potential. The company’s activities will focus on Dubai and on key markets around the world for Dubai to achieve inward and outward social, economic and trade related goals. Coordination between Falcon and Associates and the relevant government agencies and sectors, as outlined in the decree, will be central to achieving success.

Falcon and Associates will be working to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the vision for Dubai both nationally and international. It shall establish and own media- related commercial institutions and companies, through full ownership or by holding shares or stocks, in collaboration and coordination with the Media Office of H.H. the Ruler of Dubai.

In order to ensure the sustainability of Dubai’s global position and success, the company will, in collaboration with permanent or non-permanent committees that its Board can establish as it deems necessary, develop products, partnerships and initiatives.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has issued, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, a decree appointing Ahmad Abdullah Al Sheikh, the Media Escort of H.H. the Ruler of Dubai and the Managing Director of His Highness’ Media Office as Chairman of Falcon and Associates.

He has also issued, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, a decision appointing John Ferguson as Vice Chairman of Falcon and Associates and Giselle Davies as Chief Executive.

The law, decree and decision are effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the official gazette.