An award given every 4 years to an influential female leader

Latifa Bint Mohammed .. "The First Arab Lady"

Latifa bint Mohammed is making clear efforts to achieve a comprehensive renaissance in the tracks of cultural work.

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The Arab Women Authority announced the awarding of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the "First Arab Lady" award for this year, in recognition of the role that Her Highness plays in the great renaissance of the cultural and creative sector in the emirate of Dubai, and for the contributions Her Highness supports innovative cultural initiatives that will enrich the Emirati and Arab cultural scene.

The Secretary-General of the Arab Women Authority, Mohammed Al-Dulaimi, said that the Board of Trustees of the Arab Women Authority unanimously approved the selection of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid, for this award, as an expression of great appreciation and pride for her initiatives and effective contributions to the development of cultural and creative products by launching a distinguished package of initiatives It aims to enhance the status of the cultural sector in the region, and to consolidate the concept of sponsoring various kinds of creative arts that provide Arab societies with the elements of beauty, peace and noble human values.

The "First Arab Lady" award, which was launched from the Arab League in 2004, is awarded every four years to a high-ranking Arab women leader, in recognition of their great contributions in supporting developmental, humanitarian and creative work to serve and advance Arab societies, which reflects the bright face of women's ability. Arabic.

Leading the cultural sector

This Arab appreciation to Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid comes in light of her clear efforts and since assuming responsibility for leading the work team in the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai, in order to achieve a comprehensive renaissance in all tracks of cultural work in the emirate, through a strategy Clear work inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Dubai's developmental orientations, as Her Highness led efforts to develop this vital sector leading to the launch of the Authority’s updated roadmap last July for the next six years, which It revolves around strengthening Dubai's position as a global center for culture, an incubator for creativity and a forum for talent, as well as ensuring the rapid recovery of the emirate's cultural sector from the consequences of the global crisis represented by the spread of the "Covid-19" epidemic.

Her Highness showed a clear effort to stimulate integration between the various tracks that make up the public cultural scene in the Emirate of Dubai, through a series of continuous visits and meetings in which she was keen to listen to the opinions and suggestions of those in charge of cultural work, creators and artists on how to achieve greater progress in encouraging creative fields, including It aligns with Dubai's vision and the role it looks to play as a metropolis for cultural and creative activities in the region.

Her Highness’s contributions were present at all times, even during the most difficult times during the crisis that afflicted the cultural sector in the Emirate of Dubai during the past year due to the global spread of the "Covid-19" epidemic. The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, under the guidance of Her Highness and in line with the efforts of the Dubai government in this field, launched packages Motivational and measures aimed at assisting cultural and creative activities in facing the influential economic repercussions that resulted from the pandemic.

Cultural and community initiatives

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed attaches great importance to supporting and sponsoring various cultural and community initiatives that contribute to the growth of the environment and infrastructure of the cultural sector in Dubai, as well as continuous work to maintain the active and productive state of the sector by encouraging periodic events that celebrate creativity in its various forms and forms. , Including «Art Dubai», the leading international art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia;

SIKKA Art Exhibition, the most prominent annual initiative to support Emirati and regional artistic talents, as well as events, initiatives and programs that are held under the patronage of Her Highness and include: "Dubai Design Week", the largest creative festival in the region;

The International Alumni Exhibition is the first international exhibition dedicated to displaying the projects of alumni from the most prominent international universities in the design and technology sectors.

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is dedicated to raising cultural and knowledge awareness, encouraging individuals to learn and instilling a culture of reading in their minds.

In this regard, Her Highness launched a series of initiatives aimed at renewing and modernizing Dubai public libraries, as part of the efforts of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

Clear contributions during the crisis that afflicted the cultural sector as a result of the spread of "Corona".

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