Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center of the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced the launch of “Emirati Treasures,” an educational initiative that is part of the Arab Emirates 50th anniversary celebrations 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 present the achievements made by the United Arab Emirates since the creation of the country by making available 100 books, published over the past five decades, which describe the main transformations of the country in education, culture, urbanization, health, economy, media and other areas. The selection will include titles written in Arabic as well as other languages.
The first 50 titles will launch soon, with a subsequent selection of 50 additional books published in the second half of the year. ‘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 Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center will establish a benchmark for future generations to learn about the history of the UAE and the achievements of the country during its first 50 years. It will also provide a reliable archive for people of other cultures and languages interested in learning more about the UAE and its development.
Dr Ali bin Tamim, President of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, said: “Over the past 50 years, our beloved country has achieved unprecedented achievements in various fields and experienced remarkable growth.
“We want to make sure that our future generations are made aware of these achievements, which have been many and have taken place since the very beginnings of the UAE, 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 for the UAE’s first five decades, alongside other aspects of the country’s progress.
“We are also delighted that the selected collection will highlight books that have made significant contributions in their fields and provide crucial historical context, presenting 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: celebrations.
“The selection of books will highlight the achievements of the UAE in various fields, characterized by scientific methodology, originality, precision and the 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 to access, as well as providing reliable sources for literary works that celebrate the achievements of the country,” she added.
Organized by DCT Abu Dhabi and managed by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, 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 to 29 , hosts 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 amid precautionary measures that will ensure a safe cultural experience and pleasant for visitors.
The doors to the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair are open to visitors of all ages, with those aged 12 and older who are expected to test negative in the PCR test taken within the past 48 hours. Electronic ticket holders can receive a free test at any Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) test center within the emirate. Children aged 11 and under are allowed to enter the fair with a guardian for two children.
The event takes place under strict precautionary measures, including checking entrance temperatures, physical remoteness and limited capacity inside exhibition halls and exhibitor pavilions. Visitors must register in advance to obtain an electronic access card. – SG