Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has collaborated with Dubai Specialist Dental Centre by provide artworks for the newly opened Dental centre in alignment with the Authority’s mandate to support and nurture local talent.
Dubai Specialist Dental Centre was opened this month in the presence of His Excellency Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General of Dubai Culture; His Excellency Nasser Khalifa Al Budoor, Director of Dubai Medical District and Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention; His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Al Zarooni, Deputy Director of Dubai Medical District; and Dr. Hussain Al Saleh, Manager of Dubai Specialist Dental Centre. The opening was also attended by a team from the projects department at Dubai Culture and a number of other doctors and stakeholders
The Authority decorated the walls of the centre with artworks by prominent photographers members of Dar Ibn Al-Haytham to provide images that reflect the purpose of the centre. In order to enhance the artistic dimensions of the centre, Dubai Culture also commissioned the calligrapher Abdel Fattah Mohamed El Sayed to create an artwork using the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Through such initiatives, the Authority aims to nurture talent and support the Emirate’s dynamic visual arts sector by making the most of the wide range of internal and external spaces available for showcasing artworks. The Authority’s initiatives focus on supporting a new creative generation in the field of visual arts, and on making Dubai a city of happy, creative and empowered individuals.
These initiatives also contribute to improving lives in Dubai, as they enhance the city’s position as a place where happy people are part of a community that empowers individuals and nurtures their talent. Through its diverse initiatives and activities, Dubai Culture seeks to enrich and enhance the diverse cultural and creative fabric of Dubai; supporting a new creative generation is a key driver in everything Dubai Culture does.
Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubai’s cultural scene and draw attention to the Emirate’s rich heritage with a variety of initiatives that take place throughout the year. The Authority’s mandate is to build bridges of constructive dialogue between different civilisations and cultures through enriching initiatives that benefit the Emirate’s citizens, residents and visitors.
About Dubai Culture & Arts Authority:
The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) was launched on March 8, 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in order to drive the growth of the city’s artistic and cultural landscape. The Authority has grown to play a major role in the realization of the Dubai Plan 2021, to highlight Dubai as a thriving capital for creative industries and further embed the Emirate’s credentials as a city of happy, creative and empowered people.
As part of its mandate, Dubai Culture has several initiatives that are focused on strengthening both the historic and modern cultural fabric of Dubai, including Dubai Art Season – the city’s premier umbrella arts initiative which kicks off with Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and encompasses Art Week including Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, and SIKKA Art Fair, Middle East Film & Comic Con, SIKKA Art Fair – an annual event aimed at promoting Emirati and local artists in the UAE and the wider GCC region, Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre – an annual festival that fosters the art of theatre in the UAE and that is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, and Dubai Next – a dynamic platform that aims to showcase the Emirate’s cultural ethos and its vibrant creative scene on the global stage.
The Authority’s other key initiatives include Creatopia creatopia.ae the nation’s first government empowered virtual community that guides and nurtures the creative culture of the nation and provides a platform of information and opportunities that lead to exposure and personal growth.
Dubai Culture also plays a leading role in support of the UAE National Strategy for Reading 2026, in particular by undertaking a major refurbishment of all Dubai Public Libraries branches to transform them into state-of-art cultural and artistic hubs. Across all of its branches, Dubai Public Library also provides children and young adults with a range of educational and entertaining activities that encourage the use of its facilities. The ‘Our Summer is Filled with Culture & Arts Programme’ is a Dubai Public Library initiative which complements the UAE National Reading Strategy, with its activities open to all age groups, and which revolve around four key themes: happiness, reading, family and the future.
The Authority also manages more than 17 heritage sites across the Emirate, and is a key government stakeholder in the development of the Dubai Historical District. As the custodian Authority of Dubai’s museum sector, Dubai Culture will officially launch Etihad Museum and in December 2016. The museum will provide platform to encourage cultural exchange and to connect Emirati youth with their culture and history. As part of the Authority mandate to support Dubai’s vision of becoming the focal point of diverse cultural exchange (regionally & globally), the museums will play a catalyst role in preserving Emirati Heritage.