The whole Arab World has been following the UAE’s lead this past decade or at least trying to. During the 50th meeting of the Arab Information Ministers Council in Cairo, Dubai was named the Capital of Arab Media for 2020.
Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to Twitter to celebrate the decision, describing Dubai as a leading hub for Arab and international media.
“Media outlets are not mere channels to cover events and disseminate information. Media is a partner in achieving development goals, setting their direction and driving their impact. It is a role that comes with great responsibility,” Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, stated at a gathering organized by the government of Dubai’s media office.
Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, explained that the selection of Dubai is a tribute to the 20-year-old vision of the Ruler of Dubai to create a media hub through pioneering initiatives and projects.