Dubai launched Tuesday its new cultural vision, through which it seeks to become a cultural hub, a source for creativity, a destination for people with talents and a beacon for UAE and Arab writers, intellectuals, artists, thinkers, and researchers.
The vision was adopted by Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE vice president, and prime minister.
This was made during the Premier’s visit to Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, during which he stressed that Dubai’s cultural image must be truly unique at the global level.
“Any global economic capital’s status is not complete without a cultural image that reflects its progress, and Dubai has cultural and artistic assets that qualify it to be a global cultural hub and a major incubator for talents and innovators,” he explained.
Sheikh Mohammed also pointed out to the cultural wealth UAE enjoys and qualifies it to play a major role in the world’s cultural map, in line with its global pivotal economic role.
“Within a few years, the UAE can be clearly seen as the largest regional cultural station and one of the most important international cultural destinations, thanks to the exceptional cultural projects in the various emirates of the UAE,” he said.
Sheikh Mohammed called on all concerned parties to join efforts to maximize the outcomes and positive impact of this important sector on society.
“I have great confidence in Dubai’s Culture and Arts Authority’s team, and I call on everyone to unite their energies and support the team to make a real change in the cultural scene in Dubai.”
Many parties are working in the cultural, artistic and literary sector, he said, adding that uniting efforts and “maximizing small events into larger cultural events are more beneficial for us during the next phase.”
He stressed on the importance of this integration, and the need to be in contact with all the society’s components.
“Cultural initiatives and projects must be comprehensive and affect different segments of society.”
“Our cultural development can be measured by our cultural growth, and we must express an intellectual and civilized cultural heritage that resembles Arabs and establishes Dubai as a beacon for this ideology,” he stressed.