[lg policy] Ahmed bin Mohammed honours winners of MBR Arabic Language Award

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 10:22:43 EDT 2018

 Ahmed bin Mohammed honours winners of MBR Arabic Language Award
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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
- “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
- Prof. Dr. Jonathan Owens from the University of Bayreuth in Germany
received a special recognition award for his efforts in serving the Arabic
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


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
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Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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