Shaikh Mohammed announces the project to be completed with the commencement of Art Dubai 2015.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, gave his directions to transform Dubai Metro stations into art museums displaying artworks and creations from different themes and cultures.
This unique initiative aims at making arts and creativity accessible to all segments of the society and providing Dubai Metro passengers with a unique and entertaining experience. It also aims at enhancing the UAE’s international position in general and Dubai’s in particular as a vital supporter for arts and artists.
Shaikh Mohammed was briefed on Dubai Metro Museum project and its different implementation stages. The presentation was attended by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Shaikh Mohammed gave his directions for the project to be completed within 12 months and to synchronise the launch with the commencement of “Art Dubai 2015”.
Shaikh Mohammed said: “We want to reach everyone through arts. We want creativity to reach every individual in the society. We want to inspire and communicate with every employee on his way to work, every student on his way to pursuing education and every tourist visiting Dubai.
“We want to transform Dubai Metro stations to museums accompanying passengers to all destinations.”
His Highness also said that “the UAE has been playing a vital role in supporting arts in the Arab region and in the world for years. The UAE provides a cultural bridge that links the east to the west. Art is a universal language that has the power to unite humanity and bring people from different languages, nationalities and cultures together. It removes barriers that seems to separate them from one another.
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