Dubai open to young media persons: Shaikh Mohammed

Dubai open to young media persons: Shaikh Mohammed

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met a delegation from Kuwait University comprising media and communication students and personnel from the university’s media club at the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) on Wednesday.

By Staff Report

Published: Thu 7 Jun 2012, 9:31 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:08 PM

According to, highlighting the importance of exchange visits between media entities in the Arab world, Shaikh Mohammed welcomed the delegation in the presence of GDMO Director-General Amed Al Sheikh and heads of various departments at the Media Office.

Shaikh Mohammed spoke of the early days of establishing the Dubai Press Club and how a simple thought evolved into what is currently an important media entity organising the most important media forum in the Arab world.

In the open dialogue he had with the visiting delegation, Shaikh Mohammed encouraged such visits between Arab media bodies and their role in the exchange of expertise and knowledge. He reiterated that Dubai is open to young media personnel who would like to learn from the success of media-oriented initiatives, such as the Dubai Media City, that today attract professional international media companies from across the globe.

Shaikh Mohammed also highlighted the leading role Kuwait had in advancing media in the Gulf, back in the 1960s.

The delegates expressed their gratitude for the warm welcome and the opportunity to meet Shaikh Mohammed and exchange with him views on the future of media in the Arab world. They applauded the vision of Shaikh Mohammed and his sincere unrelenting efforts in catalysing positive development in all aspects of life in Dubai especially in the field of media. The delegation considered the visit a unique opportunity to learn from the success of the Dubai Media Office in particular and the Emirate of Dubai as a whole. Concluding their visit, the Kuwaiti delegation presented Shaikh Mohammed with a plaque from Kuwait University Media Club before standing for a group photo with the visionary. —

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