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The Department of Culture and Tourism regulates, develops and promotes the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as an inspired global destination, rich in cultural authenticity, diverse natural offerings and unparalleled family leisure and entertainment attractions, with the aim of supporting Abu Dhabi’s evolution into a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction.

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Emirates Red Crescent is a volunteer humanitarian organization that supports official authorities in times of peace and war.
It started on the 31st of January, 1983 and was internationally attested as a member in the international Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 1986.

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Upon directives of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the National Archives was established in 1968 under the name of “Documents and Research Bureau”, and was affiliated with Al Diwan Al Amiri (Ruler’s Court). Its objectives were defined as collecting documents and information relating to the history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula in general and the United Arab Emirates in particular, from primary sources in Arab and foreign countries. It has been entrusted with the documentation and translation of these documents. In 1972, its name was changed to the Center for Documentation & Research (CDR).

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Guided by the importance of preserving Arab heritage and in promoting the Arabic language, Bidaya Media represents an environment that fosters care, creativity, and diversity, while focusing on empowering the Gulf Region’s next generation. A key project in the Bidaya Media portfolio is the development of the “Iftah Ya Simsim” educational television series in Abu Dhabi. Iftah Ya Simsim is based on the popular Sesame Street program created by Sesame Workshop, and it is an extension of their work in the Gulf region.

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The National Media Council (NMC) is a federal government body established by Federal Law (1) for 2006 following amendments to Federal Law (91) for 1972 regarding ministries’ and ministers’ mandates and specializations. The NMC mandate includes:

Undertaking all media responsibilities provided for in Law (15) for 1980 relating to Press and Publications.
Undertaking all functions provided for in Cabinet decisions relating to the Council.
Other specializations delegated to the NMC as provided for in laws, regulations and Cabinet decisions.

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Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster. DW conveys Germany as a nation rooted in European culture and as a liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law. DW is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information and promotes exchange and understanding between the world’s cultures and people.

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Poetry has always been the most valued language of communication for arabs, and the container of thought and culture. The love of poetry in Abu Dhabi has no limits and many faces, making the city an even more bustling capital of culture.

The Abu Dhabi Poetry Academy is the first literary body specialised in academic studies of the two varieties of Arabic poetry (Classical, and Nabati). It also serves as an academic support and reference for the two TV shows that changed the perception of what makes a popular television hit: “The Poet of the Million” and “The Prince of Poets”.

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twofour54 Abu Dhabi is a media zone located at the heart of one of the fastest growing media markets in the world with attractive economic benefits for companies, such as an easy licensing and business set-up services, 100% company ownership in a stable environment. A place where some of the biggest names in the industry call home and the perfect location for your business, big or small, to thrive and prosper.

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Shawati’ magazine is a culture and arts quarterly publication published under the patronage of the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee. More than ten years since our launch in 2007, we are more committed than ever to maintain our presence as a prominent voice in the Capital of Abu Dhabi. The word ‘Shawati’ translates to ‘shores’, which also loosely echoes around the idea of extending beyond a limit or border. Essentially, we strive to balance and embody two languages – Arabic & English – a multitude of cultures, as well as a distinctive array of stories and voices – nestled within the magazine’s pages.

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The Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee – Abu Dhabi was formed following a decree issued by the General Secretariat of the Executive Council in Abu Dhabi on the 3rd of February, 2013.

The vision and strategy of the Committee aim at strengthening the sense of loyalty and belonging through the practice of the authentic Emirati heritage. The Committee also works toward the reinforcement of traditional values, notably allegiance and loyalty to the nation and the leadership.

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