Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid named Civilisational Personality of the Year

The Arab Society for Islamic Civilisation and Arts names Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, the Civilisational Personality of the Year.

ABU DHABI // Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, has been named Civilisational Personality of the Year by the Arab Society for Islamic Civilisation and Arts for his role in supporting intercultural communication and enriching human science.

Dr Huda Darwish, assistant secretary-general of the society, said the nomination was made by a supreme committee made up of the board of directors of a number of Egyptian universities, including Cairo University.

She said that the society would hold a press conference about the award on August 2 at the El-Mokawloon El-Arab Sporting Club in Cairo.

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Published: July 29, 2016 04:00 AM

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