Prime Minister of the UAE sets up Emirates Literature Foundation
In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued decree No 8 of 2013 establishing ‘Emirates Literature Foundation’ with a share capital of Dh18.7 million.
As per the decree, the Emirates Literature Foundation shall enjoy an independent legal authority with legal capacity to promote literature and create a suitable environment for writers. According to the decree, Emirates Airlines, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and LitFest shall comprise the co-founders.
The decree also stipulates the formation of the Board of Trustees of “Emirates Literature Foundation”, with Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chief Executive of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum as Chairman and the membership of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Isobel Abulhoul, Dr. Lowai Mohammed Belhoul; Maurice Flangan; Dr Rafia Obaid Ghubash; and Dr Hessa Abdullah Lootah.