H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, has congratulated Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on being named the Cultural Personality of the Year for the ninth edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. Sheikh Hamdan said, “The selection of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed as the Cultural Personality of the Year is a well-earned honour for a leader who did so much for the UAE, made many achievements in various spheres and at various levels and advanced the regional and international stature of the nation.” He noted that the UAE has rich and diversified history and culture as important cultural projects, that are now celebrated in Arab and international circles, were launched when the UAE Federation was established. Sheikh Hamdan also said that he and all Emiratis take pride in the cultural achievements made by their country thanks to the generous patronage of the wise leadership.