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WHO WE ARE

We are

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Curating Culture

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority was launched on 8th March 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Authority enables and develops the cultural and creative sectors in the emirate as the custodian entity, based on its cultural responsibility towards Dubai and to help define it in both a local and global context.

Under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture, the Authority is committed to enriching the cultural scene of the emirate, firmly rooted in the heritage of the United Arab Emirates. It is working on building bridges of constructive dialogue between various civilizations and cultures to enhance Dubai’s position as a global center for art and culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent.

The Authority is also committed to reviving Dubai’s history and highlighting the image of its contemporary cultural fabric through a series of innovative cultural initiatives, events and projects, as well as the cultural, historical and heritage assets it sponsors. This includes the management of five of the city’s notable heritage monuments, six museums, and eight branches of Dubai Public Libraries.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Art & Design
    Art & Design
  • Cultural Heritage
    Cultural Heritage
  • Literature
    Literature

Her Highness
Sheikha Latifa Bint
Mohammed Bin Rashid
Al Maktoum

Chairperson of Dubai Culture
& Arts Authority and member of
the Dubai Council

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been actively engaged in culture and the arts within the UAE since the inception of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority in 2008; she began her career in the public sector. Working her way up within the organization, Sheikha Latifa has been instrumental in the inception of numerous key initiatives that have cemented Dubai Culture’s position as the authoritative voice of culture and the arts in Dubai, heralding the onset of the future of the creative industry.

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Her Highness
Sheikha Latifa Bint
Mohammed Bin Rashid
Al Maktoum

Her Excellency Hala Badri

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF DUBAI CULTURE AND ARTS AUTHORITY (DUBAI CULTURE)

In April 2019, Her Excellency Hala Badri was appointed as the Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority by a royal decree from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, following more than 20 years upon an impressive path across dynamic business sectors critical to the UAE’s economic development: telecommunications, oil & gas, media and real estate.

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Her Excellency Hala Badri

Our Institutional Priorities

The institutional priorities of The Authority revolve around three key areas, including a passionate pursuit of Digital Transformation, the attainment and maintenance of Operational Excellence, and ultimately, Happiness – for both employee and customer.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Focusing on efficiency and added value in Data & information, Automation and digitalization, and Technology solutions.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Driving Revenue generation and growth, working to achieve Optimized spend & operational excellence, and promoting Organizational agility.

HAPPINESS

Encouraging empowerment, satisfaction and clear career progression to ensure Employee happiness, while supporting Customer happiness through positivity and community well-being.

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