In pictures: Dubai Crown Prince attends the opening of Arab Media Forum

16th edition Arab Media Forum brings the region's leading media professionals and decision makers together in Dubai
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HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, toured Media Walk, which will host several activities throughout the two-day Arab Media Forum, that opened in Dubai. (Image: WAM)
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The Media Walk remains a key feature of AMF that attracts media professionals from around the Arab region, who find novelty in the content and context of the event and opportunities to discuss challenges arising from the constantly changing events in the Arab world. (Image: WAM)
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A range of new activities are being offered at the Media Walk, such as the '20 Minutes sessions', which will be staged at the Palmyra and Babylon theatres, where prominent media figures will hold interactive sessions with audiences. The Media Walk will also feature, for the first time, a replica of Sarooq Al-Hadeed Museum, where artefacts from the actual museum will be showcased during the AMF with the aim of highlighting civilisations that had existed in the UAE. (Image: WAM)
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Themed "Civil Dialogue", the event will discuss the role of through highlighting the important elements of peaceful coexistence, tolerance and mutual respect. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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Sheikh Hamdan was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future; Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State; Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs; and several senior officials. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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Media can help countries of the region to confront many threats and risks the region is facing, including terrorism, which requires concerted efforts to root out, affirmed Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit in his keynote address at the Arab Media Forum in Dubai on Monday. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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Media is a significant tool in promoting civilised dialogue, as they reveal facts and address content in a positive and objective manner, Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State for the Federal National Council (FNC) Affairs and chairwoman of Abu Dhabi Media Company's board of directors, told a regional media forum in Dubai. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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Mona Al Marri, Chairperson of the Arab Media Forum, President of Dubai Press Club delivers a welcome speech at the official opening of 16th edition of Arab Media Forum. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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Chairman of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem speaks about "The Silk Road". The session will be moderated by business news presenter in Al Arabiya News Channel Nadine Hani who will be discussing the role of business in enriching civil dialogue between nations. (Image: Dubai Media Office)
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Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, stressed that the Arab Media Forum, launched on Monday, was being held at an important time in light of the current challenges faced by the Arab world at all levels, reflecting the importance of its slogan for the 16th session "Civil Dialogue." (Image: WAM)