UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the Dubai Creek cultural project today. The project is expected to transform the UAE, especially Dubai, into an international hub for culture.
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority Chairman Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum delivered a speech at the launch ceremony, which was held at Sheikh Saeed’s House in Shindagha. He said the project was in line with Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 and that it would preserve the UAE’s heritage.
Sheikh Mohammed looked over a model for the opera house that will be a central feature of the project. The project will include 10 museums, 9 libraries, 14 theatres, 7 institutes for arts and culture and 11 art galleries. Sheikh Mohammed said he was proud of the project, which will stretch from Shindagha to the creekside of Business Bay.
The ceremony was attended by Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Aga Khan, who is the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, and other sheikhs, ministers and senior officials.