Design Days is a platform for world cultures: Mohammed

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Sheikh Mohammed looks at a piece, which shows his signature victory sign during his visit to the Design Days at Madinat Jumeirah
Sheikh Mohammed looks at a piece, which shows his signature victory sign during his visit to the Design Days at Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai - Sheikh Mohammed toured the exhibition area where some 50 galleries representing 39 countries are showcasing their art pieces.

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Published: Thu 16 Mar 2017, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 17 Mar 2017, 12:17 AM

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited Design Days at Madinat Jumeirah on Thursday. The event is part of Art Dubai Week (Art Dubai).
Sheikh Mohammed toured the exhibition area where some 50 galleries representing 39 countries are showcasing their art pieces.
He expressed satisfaction at the exhibition, describing it as a 'platform for world cultures' that features human face of artists through their works. "The art in all its types, colours including poetry; music; sculpture; painting; architecture; rhetoric; photography and others, constitutes a valuable aesthetic, human and national value that deserves appreciation," he said.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chief Executive of Emirates Group, and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai.
Earlier on Thursday, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), visited the Design Days. Presented under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and held in partnership with the Dubai Culture, Design Days will conclude today.
This year's fair is the largest to date, welcoming 50 participants from around the world to showcase the best of craftsmanship and materials innovation, including the strongest representation of designers from the UAE and wider region - a testament to the city's rapidly developing creative landscape.
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