Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center launches new education initiative at ADIBF

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the launch of “Emirati Treasures”, an educational initiative that is part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Arab Emirates United.

The initiative was launched during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center until May 29.

‘Emirati Treasures’ will showcase the achievements of the United Arab Emirates since the country’s inception by making available 100 books, published over the past five decades, which describe the country’s major transformations in education, culture, urbanization, health, economy, media and other fields. The selection will include titles written in Arabic as well as other languages.

The first 50 titles will be launched soon, followed by a subsequent selection of 50 additional books to be released in the second half. Emirati Treasures will then add 15 new titles each year and translate a number of these works from and into Arabic.

Through this initiative, the Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi will establish a reference repository for future generations to learn more about the history of the United Arab Emirates and the achievements of the country during its first 50 years. It will also provide a reliable archive for people from other cultures and languages ​​interested in learning more about the UAE and its development.

Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi, said: “Over the past 50 years, our beloved country has achieved unprecedented achievements in various fields and experienced remarkable growth.

“We want to ensure that our future generations are informed of these achievements, which have been many and have taken place since the very beginnings of the United Arab Emirates, established by our late founding father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

“The ‘Emirati Treasures’ initiative illustrates the importance of culture, literature, media and the arts to the UAE’s first five decades alongside other aspects of the country’s progress.

“We are also delighted that the selected collection highlights books that have made significant contributions to their fields and provides crucial historical context, introducing them to a wider readership,” he added.

Mouza Al Shamsi, Acting Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center and Director of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, said: “We are delighted to announce this initiative during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Abu Dhabi, especially as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates. celebrations.

“The selection of books will highlight the achievements of the United Arab Emirates in various fields, characterized by scientific methodology, originality, accuracy and ability to represent the Emirati community.”

“Through ‘Emirati Treasures, we will strengthen the presence of Emirati culture in the digital space, making it more convenient for young people, while providing trusted sources for literary works that celebrate the country’s achievements,” said- she added.

Organized by DCT Abu Dhabi and managed by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, this year’s edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from May 23-29, welcomes more than 800 exhibitors from 46 countries for a “hybrid” program consisting of a variety of virtual events, as well as events and activities organized on the ground under precautionary measures that will ensure a safe cultural experience and pleasant to visitors.

The doors of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair are open to visitors of all ages, with those aged 12 and over required to show a negative PCR test result taken within the last 48 hours. E-ticket holders can receive a free test at any Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) testing center in the emirate. Children aged 11 and under are permitted to enter the fair with one guardian for every two children.

The event is taking place under strict precautionary measures, including checking temperatures at entrances, physical distancing and limited capacity inside the exhibition halls and exhibitor pavilions. Visitors must register in advance to obtain an electronic access card. —SG