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Dubai Culture partners with Juma Al Majid Center

DUBAI, September 7, 2022

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has signed a cultural agreement with the Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage aiming to document Emirati intangible heritage and raise awareness of the advancement of the literary sector.

This memorandum of understanding (MoU) will strengthen cooperation between the two parties in promoting literature by activating relevant international events and days, such as Arab Library Day, Arabic Manuscript Day, Arab Poetry Day, and Emirati Women’s Day.

The MoU also affirms the necessity of cooperation between Dubai Culture and the Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage in establishing and organising practical and scientific workshops, especially in literary fields, such as classification and cataloguing, criticism, creative writing, and everything related to manuscripts and documentation.

The MoU was signed by Dr Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, CEO of the Arts and Literature Sector in Dubai Culture, and Dr Mohamed Kamel Gad, General Manager of Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage.

According to the MoU, both parties will coordinate through their respective fields of work to particularly empower the literary and heritage fields and develop mechanisms for collaboration, including both parties’ use of halls and facilities, the exchange of books, Emirati heritage audio-visual materials, periodicals and other publications, as well as the formation of committees to arrange joint work mechanisms.

Bin Kharbash said: “We are pleased to sign a new partnership with a leading centre in Dubai and the UAE’s cultural, heritage and literary fields by activating relevant events and holding workshops dedicated to advancing the literature sector. In the process, we will be consolidating the cultural and creative industries and the effect of their outputs on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).”

Gad said: “On behalf of His Excellency Juma Al Majid, Chairman of Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage, we are pleased to document this partnership between the centre and Dubai Culture, which plays a leading role in supporting culture and creativity. This partnership comes within the framework of unifying and integrating efforts between institutions towards fulfilling pioneering achievements at the cultural and heritage levels in line with the vision of Dubai and the UAE’s wise leadership to turn Dubai into a global hub for creativity.”

The MoU also seeks to enhance the exchange and integration of information, follow up on the latest developments, and ensure availability to researchers and decision-makers. Additionally, both parties seek to coordinate and benefit from their respective expertise and promote the achievement of common goals, effectively contributing to comprehensive community development. – TradeArabia News Service


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