H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture, launched ‘Dubai’s Culture & Heritage’ project on Google Arts & Culture.
The launch of the Project, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, falls in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to strengthen Dubai’s position on the global stage and make it the global centre of the creative economy.
‘Dubai’s Culture & Heritage’ project allows people from around the world to learn more about the emirate’s rich culture and heritage as well as its vibrant creative scene ==> click here to start the visit.
Google Arts & Culture is an online platform that features high-resolution images and videos of artworks and cultural artifacts from around the world. The Platform works with over 2,000 cultural institutions to help make the world’s culture and heritage accessible to anyone, anywhere. Through its partnerships with cultural organisations, the Platform is able to develop powerful and cutting-edge technologies that help to digitise, preserve and showcase their treasures and stories to people around the world.
As part of the Project, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority has started showcasing over 800 iconic, high-resolution images including 120 of artefacts and over 70 stories in both Arabic and English that document the emirate’s history and present through the eyes of its residents. Through this collaboration, Dubai Culture seeks to paint a comprehensive picture of its cultural richness, unique identity and distinctive heritage as well as achieve its vision of strengthening the emirate’s position as a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity and a thriving hub for talent.
‘Dubai’s Culture & Heritage’ project was launched by H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in the presence of HE Hala Badri, Director-General of Dubai Culture, Amit Sood, Director and Founder of Google Arts & Culture, Lino Cattaruzzi, Managing Director of Google in the Middle East & North Africa and other dignitaries.
Sheikha Latifa said: “Technology and creativity often intersect, resulting in fascinating experiences, and Google Arts and Culture is a prime example. Through this innovative platform, people will be able to embark on a journey to explore Dubai’s unique story, its rich history, vibrant culture and ever-evolving creative scene. The emirate has a unique, dynamic identity rooted in the diversity of its fabric; it is a place of rich culture and creativity that embraces people and cultures from all over the world, and where global excellence is not just an ambition but a reality.“
The ‘Dubai Culture & Heritage’ project on Google Arts & Culture highlights the diversity of Dubai’s cultural offering, giving people around the world a platform to take a glimpse of Dubai’s hidden gems and unique natural habitats. The Project also sheds light on talented, emerging and pioneering Dubai-based creatives, chronicling their inspiring and artistic journeys.