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Dubai Duty Free Honoured at the 4th Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Awards 2013

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Duty Free and Colm McLoughlin with the ‘Patron of the Arts’ Awards.

At a glittering ceremony held at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai Duty Free was honoured as a “Patron of the Arts” at the fourth edition of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Awards.

May 20, 2013 2:15 by



At a glittering ceremony held at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai Duty Free was honoured as a “Patron of the Arts” at the fourth edition of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Awards.

The award is in recognition of the operations contribution towards cultural and arts initiatives in Dubai. Organised by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, forty individuals and organisations were honoured for supporting art and culture in Dubai and their significance contributions towards the four disciplines of art – visual arts, performing arts, film, and literature.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai attended the ceremony while His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated and Federal National Council (FNC) Speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr presented the awards in four categories: Distinguished Patrons of the Arts, Patrons of the Arts, Supporters of the Arts, and Friends of the Arts.

Commenting on winning the ‘Patron of the Arts’ award, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free said, “We are proud to receive this recognition which acknowledges the support that we give in this important field. Dubai has rapidly established a reputation as a centre for artistic achievement and we are delighted to be part of its success.” Dubai Duty Free is a founding sponsor of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), a Diamond sponsor of the Dubai Community Centre and Arts Community (DUCTAC), and is a sponsor of the annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.



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