Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has been named Cultural Personality of the Year by trustees of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. The award honours contributions to the advancement of Arab culture and encourages work towards tolerance and the promotion of peace. The trustees said the award highlighted Sheikh Mohammed’s achievements in cultural development. The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has congratulated His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on his selection as the Cultural Personality of the Year for the 9th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. Following the declaration of Sheikh Mohammed as winner of the award, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, President of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and the award’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Ali Bin Tamim, award’s secretary-general, and the members of the board extended their warmest congratulations and sincerest regards to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on winning this year’s award, which honours prominent figures, for his distinguished contributions to Arab culture.