Who We Are

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) was launched on March 8, 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Culture plays a critical part in achieving the vision of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 of enhancing Dubai's position as a creative and sustainable global city for culture, heritage, arts, and literature, with the aim to empower these sectors by developing creative and innovative projects and initiatives locally, regionally, and globally.

Under the leadership of His Excellency Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Chairman; and Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture has played a crucial role in further establishing Dubai as a vibrant, global Arabian metropolis that shapes culture and the arts in the region.

The Authority will build upon Dubai's status as a world-renowned multicultural city, actively encouraging more than 200 nationalities living and working together in Dubai to contribute to a renaissance of the cultural scene in the region and the world.

Dubai Culture will serve as the common thread that weaves through the entire community to exhilarate and inspire us collectively. It will allow everyone to interpret culture and art by their own experience.

Through Dubai Culture imagination will blossom. Dubai Culture will stimulate multi-cultural dialogue by nurturing new ideas and modes of self-expression. After all, this is a city where creativity is boundless; where tradition and modernity exist side-by-side, and where the world comes together to celebrate difference and common ideals.