HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, said that attracting international events enhances Dubai's position as a cultural capital, where the world's intellectual creations meet and supports its approach in encouraging dialogue between creators in various fields of thought and culture, while opening the field. In front of the public to participate and benefit from this large amount of the product of human thought, which rarely meet in one place.
Latifa bint Mohammed:
- “Attracting international events enhances Dubai's position as a cultural capital, where the world's intellectual creations come together.”
- “We appreciate the initiatives and events that support and seek to strengthen the emirate's position as a global center of culture”.
- “We look forward to establishing a knowledge society armed with knowledge, which contributes to the preservation of our national gains”.
Her Highness noted that the consolidation of Dubai's status as a global cultural capital is closely linked to the development of a knowledge-based economy, keeping pace with the renaissance witnessed by the emirate in various fields, pointing out that hosting international events, including book fairs, is in line with the objectives of the Government of Dubai and supports Dubai's new cultural vision. Her Highness said that «hosting the most important global intellectual and creative events contribute to the realization of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to create an educated generation capable of shaping the features of the future, and his keenness to establish the value of reading, Especially b N young people and young people, and look through such events to the establishment of a knowledge society armed with the knowledge, contribute to maintaining national our earnings, and participate in the development of blocks tomorrow promising full of opportunities, provides a model for a cultural model. »
This came during the inauguration of the Big Bad Wolf Book Fair in Dubai Studio City, one of the world's largest book fairs, and one of the most important events on the cultural agenda of the Emirate of Dubai. Millions of books will be presented in this course which will run until 20 October, covering various intellectual and life fields, in line with the objectives of Dubai's new cultural vision to enhance the emirate's status as a world center of culture, a nurture of creativity and a talent forum, an intellectual forum that brings together writers, writers and writers. Thinkers and researchers from different cultures and nationalities.
The President of the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai pointed to the qualitative richness of the Big Bad Wolf exhibition, pointing out that such events are of great importance as one of the tributaries of achieving the objectives of the National Reading Strategy, which was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and confirmed Its active role in attracting readers and readers, and its contribution to stimulate the provision of distinctive and useful content, as well as encourage publishing activities, and support and motivate publishers, writers and writers to increase their intellectual production and interest in raising the level of quality.
Her Highness added: “Book fairs represent an ideal occasion to meet creators and those who are passionate about knowledge of the diversity of their cultural backgrounds. Its visitors gain diverse knowledge experiences, turning book fairs into bridges that serve to document intellectual and cultural rapprochement between different cultures. ”
Big Bad Wolf is the world's largest book fair for low-priced books, with a huge volume of more than three million books covering a wide range of topics in the fields of literature, science and children's books. In Dubai, a significant increase in the proportion of Arabic content, with the addition of about half a million books, and is expected to receive this edition of the exhibition unprecedented, in light of the great success achieved by the first edition, and witnessed the presence of more than 150 thousand visitors from reading and knowledge enthusiasts.
The exhibition includes the work of a group of leading international writers, as well as books specializing in the fields of education and youth preparation, history and sports, design, and classics of children's literature world. Visitors can get higher discounts by registering on the show's website and through the registration office at Dubai Studio City.
Globally, Big Bad Wolf is touring more than 25 cities, displaying more than 25 million books and an estimated three million visitors each year. The exhibition is characterized by welcoming visitors around the clock, as it does not close its doors for 24 hours continuously until its conclusion. The exhibition offers huge discounts on books, which are the highest in the world, sometimes up to 80% of the price of the original book, in order to achieve its goals to encourage reading around the world, and motivate young people to acquire books, and learn about the ideas of new writers and literary and literary varieties.
Bridges of Dialogue
Dubai Culture is committed to enriching the cultural landscape of the Emirate of Dubai, building on the heritage of the United Arab Emirates, and working to build bridges of constructive dialogue among different civilizations and cultures, to strengthen Dubai's status as a creative and sustainable global city of culture, heritage, arts and literature, and to empower these sectors, and develop projects And creative and innovative initiatives, locally, regionally and globally.