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In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday crowned Hadeel Anwar from Sudan as the Arab Reading Champion 2019 in a ceremony held at Dubai Opera.

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, poses with winners in the different categories.

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed crowned Sudanese Hadeel Anwar as the Arab Reading Champion 2019 in a grand ceremony held at Dubai Opera.

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Hadeel Anwar of Sudan took home AED500,000 after outperforming four finalists with her ability to communicate accurately and creatively in Arabic, demonstrating the general knowledge acquired from her diverse options of books.

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Mahmoud Bilal from Sweden took home a cash prize of AED100,000.

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Imam Al Nawawi School for boys from Saudi Arabia won the AED1 million "Best School" award.

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Amira Najeeb from Egypt was declared the "Outstanding Supervisor," taking home AED300,000.

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed speaks with the finalist Aya Boutreaa from Tunisia.

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubaihonored top contestants and finalists

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior honoured top contestants and finalists

In pictures: Hadeel Anwar crowned Arab Reading Challenge 2019 in Dubai

From 2nd right: Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi - Cabinet Member, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Future; Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, attended the grand ceremony held at Dubai Opera.