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Ahmed bin Mohammed honours winners of MBR Arabic Language Award

April 19, 2018  
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honoured the winners of the fourth edition of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Arabic Language Award at a ceremony that took place in Dubai.

The event was attended by Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the Arabic Language International Council Dr. Ali Moussa, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Arabic Language HE Mohamed Al-Murr. Also present at the ceremony were Minister of Education HE Hussain Ebrahim Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, and Director General of Dubai Municipality Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri. Winners of this year’s edition of the award included: - “My Childhood, My Treasure” won the award for the best early-age Arabic learning initiative. - “Arabic Language Network” won the award for the best initiative in teaching Arabic in primary school from grade 1 to grade 12. - The “I Love Arabic” series won the award for the best Arabic learning initiative for non-Arabic speakers. - “Nabtaker” won the award for the best digital content developer initiative. - “Iftah Ya Simsim” channel and magazine won the award for serving the Arabic language through media. - “Arabic Language Protection Law” by Jordan Academy of Arabic won the award of the best linguistic policy for promoting the Arabic language. - The “Arabization And Unification of Terminology” project of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization won the Award in the category of translation and Arabization. - The World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates won the award for the best artistic and cultural work that serves the Arabic language for its initiative “Nour wa bawabat El Tarikh series” (Nour and Gate of History series). - Prof. Dr. Jonathan Owens from the University of Bayreuth in Germany received a special recognition award for his efforts in serving the Arabic language. The Award jury, chaired by HE Bilal Al Budour, Secretary General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Arabic Language, received 962 nominations representing 38 countries, out of which 235 nominations were shortlisted. The largest number of nominations came from Algeria, Morocco and Egypt. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Arabic Language is an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote and facilitate the learning and teaching of Arabic and enhance the status of the Arabic language.

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