2010 Award Ceremony

The Ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 3rd 2010 at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharja received Sheikh Zayed Book Award for the Cultural Personality of the Year 2010.

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Ceremony Details

Emirates Palace

Wednesday 3rd March 2010

In a speech given during the award ceremony, H.H Sheikh Sultan was quoted saying: “Zayed is the captain who successfully steered this nation to safe harbour.” The award-giving ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), HE Mohammed bin Dhaen Al Hamili, Minister of Energy, HE Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Mugheir Khamis Al Khaili, Director of Abu Dhabi Education Council and Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazrouie, Director of ADACH, Arab and foreign diplomats, intellectuals, writers, thinkers and artists were also present.

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