Innovation news now on dedicated portal

Saif Al Aleeli speaks at the launch of Mostaqbal Portal which will help enhance UAE’s efforts to promote Arabic as a language with relevant vocabulary.
Saif Al Aleeli speaks at the launch of Mostaqbal Portal which will help enhance UAE's efforts to promote Arabic as a language with relevant vocabulary.

Dubai - Mostaqbal Portal to cover technology, science



By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 29 Mar 2016, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 30 Mar 2016, 10:52 AM

 The Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation has launched the 'Mostaqbal Portal', an online portal designed to cover the latest findings of the technology and science sector on a daily basis. It will publish studies, research findings, visual material and infographics in simplified and easy-to-understand language.
"This portal will contribute to strengthening the UAE's position as one of the active players in supporting science and research. It will enhance the country's efforts to promote Arabic as a language with the relevant vocabulary for modern usage at a time when the UAE is celebrating the Year of Reading, announced by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan," said Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation.
The announcement of the launch was made at a Press conference on Monday. The event also witnessed the signing of the agreements between Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation and the Ministry of Education, Dubai Smart Government, Al Bayan and Sky News Arabia to publish 'Mostaqbal Portal' content through their communication and media channels for readers and government employees in the UAE and elsewhere.
"The launch of this portal in Arabic is aimed at providing the latest research and articles in a professional manner to encourage people, especially youth, to explore these areas in their mother language, and promote scientific content in Arabic. It will also support innovation and scientific research process in the Arab world as this portal will serve as a unique content source for regional scientific and technical specialists," said Saif Al Aleeli, CEO of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation.
"The portal managed to attract great interest during its trial launch when the number of followers on social media channels reached more than 3 million, thanks to a team of experts and analysts who are working to provide readers with the latest articles and research content in the these areas," Al Aleeli added. He also explained that scientific content will be chosen based on their direct impact on innovation in strategic sectors through the adoption of a system that keeps pace with fast changing global developments.
The portal features an attractive design and ease of navigation using simple Arabic language in an accurate and scientific manner. The content will be classified based on topics to facilitate the search process and simplify access to visitors. Readers will be able to read the scientific content of the portal in English as well.
During the trial launch, more than 500 scientific articles, 50 infographics and 60 visual content were published in addition to more than 800 posts on official page on Facebook, 350 tweets, and 70 Instagram posts.
Aim of Mostaqbal Portal
> To promote scientific content in Arabic
> To provide scientific research and articles in a professional manner to encourage Arabs, especially youth, to explore them in their mother language
> To support innovation and scientific research process in the Arab world.
> To promote Arabic as a language with the relevant vocabulary for modern usage
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