In a bid to highlight Dubai’s burgeoning arts and culture scene, Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has teamed up with Google and announced that Dubai will have its own place on Google Arts & Culture.
This particular online platform is committed to creating cultural experiences that shine a light on Dubai’s vibrant heritage, and making accessible to the rest of the world.
I'm pleased to launch the inaugural #Dubai profile on @googlearts in partnership with @googlearabia, allowing people to discover Dubai through an immersive storytelling experience like no other.⁰#Google #Culture #Art #DubaiCulture pic.twitter.com/Yg0yWieLvy— Latifa MR Al Maktoum (@LatifaMRM) September 8, 2021
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority has begun exhibiting over 800 high-resolution images including 120 artifacts and over 70 stories in Arabic and English that convey Dubai’s history and what it is today. The emirate also aims to champion the emerging and established creatives of the city and their talents. The project was launched by HH Sheikha Latifa in the presence of HE Hala Badri, Director-General of Dubai Culture, Amit Sood, Director and Founder of Google Arts & Culture, Lino Cattaruzzi, Managing Director of Google in the Middle East & North Africa amongst other people of importance.
HH Sheikha Latifa said in a statement about the initiative, “Today, I am pleased to be launching Dubai’s Culture & Heritage on Google Arts & Culture. Technology and creativity often intersect, resulting in fascinating experiences, and Google Arts and Culture is a prime example. Through this innovative platform, people will embark on a journey to explore Dubai’s unique story, its rich history, vibrant culture, and ever-evolving creative scene. The emirate has a unique, dynamic identity rooted in the diversity of its fabric; it is a place of rich culture and creativity that embraces people and cultures from all over the world, and where global excellence is not just an ambition but a reality.”
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The Dubai royal became the chairperson of Dubai Culture in 2020 and has since overseen several major events that enrich the arts and culture scene in Dubai, including the 10-year cultural visa, Art Dubai, and the Sikka Art Fair.