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The platform will enable the private sector and institutions from outside the cultural branch to play an active role in enriching the cultural scene The platform will enable the private sector and institutions from outside the cultural branch to play an active role in enriching the cultural scene

DCT Abu Dhabi and Emaar Support Local Publishing Industry

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) signed an agreement with Dubai-based Emaar Properties to support the Promoting Culture initiative.

The initiative aims to enrich the reading community in the UAE and the Arab region as a whole, through financing the local translation and publishing industry and developing its printing and distribution mechanisms.

The agreement was signed by Saood Al Hosani, acting executive director, business support sector, DCT Abu Dhabi, and Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director, Emaar Properties.

Al Hosani commented, “This launch gives great impetus to the idea of the initiative, which aims to explore new horizons in the fields of publishing and cultural development.”

Al Matrooshi said the partnership reflected Emaar Properties’ commitment to supporting the cultural and creative scenes of the UAE.