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Dubai ruler receives national cultural personalities

Sheikh Mohammed received national literary men and cultural personalities at Zabeel Palace on Monday evening

Dubai ruler receives national cultural personalities
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received national literary men and cultural personalities at Zabeel Palace on Monday evening

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received national literary men and cultural personalities at Zabeel Palace on Monday evening.

The meeting was held in the presence of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The guests congratulated Sheikh Mohammed on the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan and wished His Highness longevity and good health and the UAE continuous progress, stability and prosperity.

Click here to see a video of the event released by the Dubai Media Office.

Sheikh Mohammed and his guests exchanged talks on a number of cultural, national and heritage related issues and ways to entrench national identity among the UAE society through various cultural activities.

Sheikh Mohammed praised the outstanding cultural development in the UAE spearheaded by activities launched by Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center and other cultural establishments. His Highness also lauded the launch of several cultural initiatives and urged cultural figures and literary people to take more initiatives and encourage young people to play their part in familiarising themselves with the heritage of their fathers and grandfathers.

Sheikh Mohammed pointed to the UAE Space Agency, considering it as a new challenge to UAE citizens and national competencies to build Emirati technical and intellectual capabilities in the fields of aerospace and space exploration and to enter the space industry and to make use of space technology in a way that enhances the country’s development plans.

Sheikh Mohammed’s guests expressed thanks and loyalty to the UAE leadership for the support and encouragement it gives to the cultural movement in the country.

Sheikh Mohammed hosted an Iftar banquet in honour of his guests after performing Maghrib prayers.

The meeting was also attended by Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Health Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Dubai Director of Protocol and Hospitality Khalifa Saeed Suleiman and a number of senior officials.

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