Cultural award recognises Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s message of hope

Awards are not new to Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, but the Cultural Personality of the Year Award is for his spirit of tolerance and efforts to build bridges among nations and communities, said a local newspaper Friday. The award is rooted in the Emirati tradition of hospitality, which has welcomed peoples from distant lands for centuries, wrote the Khaleej Times in an editorial comment on the naming of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed as Cultural Personality of the Year for the ninth edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. “It takes great wisdom to develop creative leadership in an environment where enterprise thrives and merit takes pride of place.

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