2020 will mark an important year in the UAE.
With EXPO 2020 on the horizon and plans very much underway, (30 million visitors are expected to attend the landmark event), Dubai has just been chosen as the 2020 Capital of Arab Media by the Arab Information Ministers Council.
The announcement confirms the UAE’s role in supporting Arab and international media and further recognises Dubai’s prominent media stature, according to the announcement made in Saudi on Tuesday and shared by Wam.ae.
The choice confirms the UAE’s vision to create an advanced media infrastructure
— WAM News / English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) July 17, 2019
The move also highlights the openness in the UAE to other cultures and societies as well as promoting the values of moderation and tolerance, and combatting terrorism and extremism
“We congratulate President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on the announcement of Dubai as the Capital of Arab Media 2020.” -Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council, NMC