SHARJAH, 9th November, 2016 (WAM) — H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received social media activist Sheikh Majed Al Sabah and novelist Taleb Al Refai, at his office at Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, on Wednesday.
Welcoming his guests, H.H. underscored the importance of the dissemination of moderate and genuine culture that is based on facts and documents to create awareness among upcoming generations and bring them up loving knowledge and leadership in the various fields.
Sheikh Sultan stated that the emirate of Sharjah has long ago adopted this method through launching several cultural initiatives and establishing many cultural institutions, most notably the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) which is attracting a considerable number of visitors of all segments of local, regional and international societies.
The Ruler of Sharjah went on to detail his guests about a number of cultural initiatives and institutions Sharjah has launched including Culture Without Borders (CWB) which has so far created 31,000 home libraries with one in every Emirati household.
H.H. also touched on Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies which houses a huge number of his possessions and personal collections relating to the history of the Arabian Gulf and Al Qawasim in addition to exhibitions, historical documents and ancient manuscripts.
Highlighting the deep-rooted bonds between the UAE and Kuwait, Sheikh Sultan hailed Kuwait’s significant role in supporting education saying Kuwait has long ago championed in this field.
After that, the Ruler of Sharjah accompanied his guests on a tour to the new premises of the Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies which houses film hall which displays documentary films about the Gulf Region in multimedia formats covering historical, cultural and social aspects of the communities. The centre also houses a hall that is designated to images in which HH appears with all heads of states and world leaders over the past years.