In pictures: Mohammed bin Rashid tours Dubai art festival
Ruler says UAE is committed to support innovation because it is the key to the future.
Innovation will enable the UAE not only to enhance its global profile but also contribute to furthering peace, harmony and understanding between people and nations, he said. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae) Sheikh Mohammed also said that the UAE opens its doors to innovators and seeks to equip them with everything they need to implement their creative ideas. He said the UAE seeks to achieve this through various initiatives that have served as incubators for innovators in various sectors. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae) Sheikh Mohammed made these remarks on the occasion of his visit to the third edition of the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017 being held in City Walk. The 3D art event showcases the works of 25 international artists and four Emirati artists. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae) Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri welcomed Sheikh Mohammed and briefed him on the new additions to the third edition of event, which is organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of GDMO, in partnership with Meraas, one Dubai’s leading holding companies. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae) Sheikh Mohammed toured the Festival, and viewed the artworks of the four local artists participating in the Festival. Artists participating in the event are also competing for the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award, which features a prize money of AED2.3 million. Sheikh Mohammed praised the launch of the Award, the world’s first award that recognises excellence in 3D art, which reflects the UAE’s efforts to support innovation and creativity. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae) He also highlighted the importance of initiatives and\nprojects that reflect the UAE’s modern outlook and help foster local talent, as well as raise the UAE’s profile as a cultural and knowledge hub. During his tour, Sheikh Mohammed took a photo with participants and members of the team organising the event. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae) Al Marri expressed her gratitude to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid for his continuous support for innovators and artists, which she said is the main factor behind the resounding success of the event. She also said that Brand Dubai is committed to continue enhancing the Festival to support Dubai’s journey of innovation and creativity. (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae) (Image: sheikhmohammed.ae)