Chaired the Dubai Culture leaders meeting in Hatta
Latifa bint Mohammed: We continue to fulfill our mission to establish Dubai as a global cultural center
During the meeting of the higher leadership of the «Authority» which was held in the Hatta Heritage area, one of the most important heritage and tourism sites in the Emirate of Dubai.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chair of the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai (Dubai Culture), and a member of the Dubai Council, said that the cultural and creative sector in Dubai was able to overcome challenges during the year 2020, thanks to flexibility and unconventional thinking. And concerted efforts, and that the authority will continue to fulfill its mission to achieve a comprehensive cultural renaissance in the emirate, in order to enhance the cultural scene in Dubai and establish its position as a global cultural center.
Head of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority:
Head of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority:
- “The cultural and creative sector in Dubai was able to overcome challenges during the year 2020, thanks to flexibility and unconventional thinking.”
- “We affirm our commitment to support creative talents throughout the emirate, and to put in place the infrastructure that helps them.
- “Choosing the Hatta region to hold the meeting is due to the value and ingredients that qualify it to be a first-class cultural and tourism destination.”
This came during Her Highness presiding over the meeting of the higher leadership of the authority, which was held in the Hatta heritage area, one of the most important heritage and tourism sites in the emirate of Dubai, to discuss the priorities of Dubai Culture for 2021, and the work mechanisms within its various sectors, to implement the first phase of its six-year strategic plan.
Her Highness stressed - during the meeting that was attended by heads and directors of the sectors of "Dubai Culture" - the need to continue activating the role played by the authority, within the framework of its vision and the road map of its six-year strategy, and to provide all forms of support and empowerment for the cultural and creative sector in the Emirate of Dubai, and to achieve further growth and prosperity for this The vital sector, in line with the ambitious vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, for the overall development and development process in the emirate.
Her Highness said: “The cultural and creative sector in Dubai was able to overcome challenges during the year 2020, thanks to flexibility, unconventional thinking and concerted efforts.
Today, we meet for the first time this year to discuss our priorities in 2021, on top of which is providing more support to contribute to the recovery of the sector and promote cultural activities in the emirate in the future, as part of our drive to achieve Dubai's cultural vision.
We have made together in the cultural sector the effort and time to review the plans for the year 2021, and to know the progress made in our strategic plan, and we are working on launching many initiatives, which were developed and amended based on some of the fruitful opinions and perspectives that we received from workers in the sector over the past year, In line with our ambitions for this vital sector.
Great historical significance
Great historical significance
His Highness, the head of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, indicated that choosing the Hatta region;
One of the destinations of the UAE domestic tourism campaign, "The Most Beautiful Winter in the World", to hold this meeting is due to the distinctive historical and cultural value that this region enjoys, and the environmental potential it possesses that qualify it to be a first-class cultural and tourism destination, as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed wants it Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
On the importance of the Hatta region, Her Highness said: “It was important for us to hold our first strategic meeting for the year 2021 in the Hatta region, and to launch the work of the authority’s management team for this year.
This is due to the great historical importance it represents, and the distinctive cultural personalities it offers.
The local community includes a number of entrepreneurial intellectuals and creative small and medium companies.
Through this visit, we affirm our commitment to support creative talents throughout the emirate, and to put in place the infrastructure that helps them develop and prosper. ”
During the meeting, Her Highness reviewed the priorities of the Dubai Culture team’s work during the next phase, in light of the goals, plans and projects identified within the new strategic roadmap, and the mechanisms for their implementation within specific time frames, stressing that achieving the strategic objectives requires concerted efforts within the system. It is characterized by the highest levels of coordination and cooperation with various bodies concerned with cultural work in Dubai, especially in light of the current exceptional period, expressing confidence in the ability of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority team and the creative community in the Emirate of Dubai, and its possession of the tools and capabilities necessary to achieve the emirate's future aspirations for the sector.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum explained that the authority will continue to fulfill its mission to achieve a comprehensive cultural renaissance in the emirate, relying on the ancient Emirati culture in its history and rich in its heritage as a fundamental pillar, in order to enhance the cultural scene in Dubai, and establish its position as a global cultural center, an incubator for creativity and a forum For the talents, Her Highness stressed the importance of the commitment of all team members to exert all required efforts in order to accomplish their tasks and responsibilities, each in his position.
The meeting dealt with discussing the priorities of the creative sector in the coming stage, as it was agreed on the broad lines of the work process and the implementation of the first phase of the new strategic roadmap.
During the meeting, Her Highness approved a package of initiatives aimed at supporting the creative community in Hatta, and developing this region that enjoys promising economic, cultural and creative opportunities, in a way that contributes to inspiring and encouraging young talents that it embraces, and enhancing opportunities for their growth and prosperity, while at the same time enriching the cultural scene in This heritage area, spreading awareness about the riches of heritage and local culture that abounds in it, and enhancing the elements of tourist attractions in it, as these initiatives will be announced successively at a later time.
After the meeting, Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the Hatta region, during which she visited some of its most important tourist and cultural attractions, and met with a group of actors in the comprehensive development plan to develop the Hatta region.
Her Highness’s tour also included a visit to “Hatta Wadi Hub”, one of the most popular eco-friendly outdoor adventure destinations in the country, and there she met some representatives of the senior management of Dubai Holding, and explored with them prospects for developing the cultural and creative community in Hatta, and supporting its pioneers with opportunities to enable them to develop Their talents and actions.
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