His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai visited this evening the Art Dubai 2016, which is currently being held at Madinat Jumeirah.
Sheikh Mohammed toured the main galleries exhibition space which included the Art Dubai Contemporary halls and Art Dubai Modern that features works by different artists.
He also stopped at the gallery of the Cultural Office of H.H. Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, wife of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and was briefed on the displayed works, created using environment-friendly materials.
Sheikh Mohammed described Art Dubai as an international cultural and tourism event.
"We are proud that Art Dubai is one of the key cultural and tourism events our country hosts every year," he added.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied during his tour by his daughter Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director general of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department and a number of senior officials.
Mohammed issues law establishing Dubai Data Establishment
In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, issued Law No (2) of 2016 establishing Dubai Data Establishment (DDE).
The new Law supports the Dubai Smart City strategy to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world by 2017.
Furthermore, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, approved the Executive Council’s Resolution No (12) of 2016 appointing Younis Abdul Aziz Al Haj Mahmoud Al Ali as CEO of Dubai Data Establishment in addition to his position as Deputy Director General of the Dubai Smart City Office.
Dubai Data Establishment aims to enhance Dubai’s capabilities in the field of publishing and exchanging data, and contribute to establishing a knowledge database to serve the public and private sectors, as well as oversee, regulate and coordinate between government entities to ensure implementation of the articles of this Law.
Pursuant to the new Law, Dubai Data Establishment, a subsidiary of Dubai Smart City Office, is responsible for the enforcement of this Law and may carry out any prescribed activities in this regard in collaboration with the Dubai Electronic Security Center.
The Law also outlined the authorities and responsibilities of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Smart City Office and its Chairman and approved the organisational structure of the Dubai Data Establishment and the authorities of its CEO.
The new Law also authorised the Dubai Data Establishment to establish partnerships with public and private entities to fund the Establishment’s programmes, initiatives and projects.
According to the Law, Dubai Data Establishment will establish and manage the structure for the data that comes under the purview of this Law.
This Law annuls any other legislation that contradicts or challenges its articles. This Law and Resolution are considered effective from the date of their issuance, and will be published in the Official Gazette.