DUBAI // The UAE’s cultural heritage is crucial for its prosperity, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, said on Wednesday.
“History is full of lessons, and those who grasp its lessons hold the key to the future,” Sheikh Mohammed said at a Dubai Press Club event for the Ramadan majlis at Qasr Al Bahr.
He called on young people to stay connected to the UAE’s culture and tradition, which he said would strengthen national unity, reinforce their sense of belonging and motivate them to uphold the glory of their forefathers.
“We seek to equip our youth with the knowledge that will allow them to add new chapters not only to the history of the UAE, but also to humanity’s journey of progress,” said Sheikh Mohammed.
The gathering was attended by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, and other sheikhs and officials.
The event was hosted by Dr Eid Al Yahya, presenter of Al Arabiya news channel’s In the Footsteps of the Arabs programme.
He gave a lecture on the importance of the 4,000-year-old Sarug Al Hadeed archaeological site, which was discovered by Sheikh Mohammed during a visit to the area 14 years ago.
Source: uae news