Culture and Community

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives prestigious Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Salford, UAE

In line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the Capital of the Islamic Economy, the “aafaq Center for Research in Islamic Economy” will launch the first ‘Islamic Finance Encyclopedia’ and ‘Islamic Finance Directory’ in Arabic, at the 2015 Global Islamic Economic Summit taking place from October 5 to 6, 2015 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

A specially created documentary film on the Sultanate of Oman, entitled ‘12 days in Oman,’ has recently been picked for the National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase. The documentary was created by German traveler and filmmaker Marko Roth who aimed to capture the rich cultural landscape and wealth of natural resources he had encountered during his visit to the country. ‘12 days in Oman,’ is also featured in National Geographic’s website.

‘The 3 U-Turns of My Life,’ a book by UAE-based practicing chartered accountant and Indian writer Jitendra Gianchandani, was launched recently at the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) in Dubai. Chetan Bhagat, a popular author and a motivational speaker, unveiled the book in the presence of Kulwant Singh, President, IBPC; James Mathew, Secretary General, IBPC; and other leading Indian businessmen and leaders.

In line with the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make higher education in Arab world globally competitive, Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) Governing Board, has released a new book titled ‘Quality and the Future of Higher Education.’ Receiving wide acclaim from the academic and cultural circles, the book was launched during a special signing ceremony held at the Kinokuniya Book Store at The Dubai Mall. A large number of decision-makers and groups of intellectuals, academics and dignitaries attended the high-profile ceremony.