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Mohammed bin Rashid amends the Law on Al Jalila Cultural Center for Children

April 27, 2017  
Government of Dubai Media Office – 27 April 2017: In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Law No (8) of 2017 partially amending Law No (9) of 2013 pertaining to the establishment of the Al Jalila Cultural Center for Children.

The new Law amends Article (2) of the previous Law regarding definitions of the Center’s activities. These includes the definition of the Center’s cultural activities comprising the programmes, projects, conferences, symposiums, exhibitions, festivals, training programmes, parties, performing arts, visual and vocal arts, traditional and digital publications and their distribution and any other artistic or cultural activity organised by the Al Jalila Cultural Center for Children with local or international participation, and within the scope of its objectives.

Article (3) of the new Law states that Al Jalila Cultural Center for Children is a public entity that operates as a corporate organization and has the legal capacity to engage in businesses and activities required to achieve its prescribed objectives.

Article (8) of the new Law defines the roles of the Board of Trustees of Al Jalila Cultural Center for Children, which include approving and overseeing the Center’s general policies, strategic plans, development plans, and operational plans. It also includes approving the programmes and timeframe required to implement the Center’s general policies and strategic plans. The Board of Trustees will review the draft of the Center’s annual budget and final account statement prior to submission to the concerned authority for approval. The Board of Trustees also approves the administrative, financial and technical rules and regulations governing the Center.

Pursuant to the new Law, the Board of Trustees may delegate any of its functions outlined in this Law to any of its members or otherwise to the Executive Manager, on the condition that such delegation should be in writing and limited.

Article (13) of the new Law limits the Center’s financial resources to the subsidy allocated from the Government’s general budget, the fees collected by the Center against its services, the investment returns from the Center’s assets, and the incoms received from the Center’s activities and services, in addition to grants, donations, endowments, subsidies or any other financial resources accepted by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

This Law is valid from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

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