The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Sunday received at Zabeel Palace the Governor of Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia Prince Khalid Al Faisal.
Sheikh Mohammed and Prince Khalid exchanged views on a number of mutual issues. They also discussed initiatives on the Arabic language, especially in schools and higher education institutions.
Prince Khalid praised the initiative on Arabic launched by Sheikh Mohammed last year to support the language in schools and universities so as to protect and implant it in the minds of young generation.
He hailed the progress being experienced by the UAE led by its wise leadership, citing the world class infrastructure of Dubai city.
Present were Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai.