Dubai: The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) is taking part in the 25 edition of the Beijing International Book Fair, 2018, between August 22-26 at the China International Exhibition Centre.
During its participation, the foundation will showcase its pioneering initiatives to build a knowledge society in the UAE and highlight its projects and strategic partnership designed to promote cultural exchange among communities worldwide.
The event is the largest book fair in China and one of the most important publishing events in Asia.
“Our involvement at China’s largest publishing event reflects our keenness to promote global cultural exchange and to build strategic partnerships that serve our goals in building a diverse knowledge society that meets the aspirations of all nationalities in Dubai and the UAE,” said Jamal Bin Huwaireb, CEO of MBRF.
He pointed out the exhibition is the ideal platform for publishing stakeholders in Asia — and from around the world — to review the initiatives and achievements of the foundation. “The forthcoming edition of the fair will enable them to witness our pioneering and innovative projects that use modern technology to promote knowledge dissemination and cultural exchange, which can facilitate their access to Arabic society,” he added.
Among the initiatives displayed by the foundation will be the Dubai Digital Library, one of the world’s largest digital archives for Arabic content. The library comprises Arabic and foreign books, magazines, dictionaries, translations and biographies, as well as images and maps.
Among its content are publications issued by the Dubai International Writing Program and Qindeel Printing and Publishing, such as Book in Minutes and the magazines Wamadat and Flashes.