The Ministry of Education organizes a discussion on “Emirati Sanaa” at Expo Dubai
Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) addressing the forum.
Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education (MoE), in cooperation with its strategic partners, organized a dialogue session on the “Emirati Sanaa” program on Sunday at the Fazaa pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The discussion focused on the Emirati way of life governing social ethics, culture, norms and customs.
Al Sanaa is part of the UAE educational program.
The activities and panel discussion at Expo 2020 Dubai were honored by Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education; Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC); Dharar Belhoul Al Falasi, Member of the Federal National Council and Executive Director of the Watani Al Emarat Foundation; Issa Saif Al Mazrouei, Vice-Chairman of Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Programs Management Committee, and Dr. Hamad Al Yahyai, Deputy Undersecretary for the Curriculum Sector at the Ministry of Education.
The session was moderated by Dr. Faisal Al Bakri, National Team Leader for Education 2030.
The dialogue session also reviewed the book Al Sanaa – available in Arabic and English and authored by HHC CEO, Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook. The book sheds light on the customs, mores, social practices, traditions and other rules governing daily interactions and behaviors in the Emirates.
It also promotes the intangible cultural heritage of the UAE.
Dalmook said: “The book provides important details on traditional aspects of UAE society, as well as its rich customs, traditions and noble values that embody the meanings of tolerance, respect and good morals passed down from generation to generation by parents and grandparents.” For his part, Dirar Belhoul Al Falasi, Member of the Federal National Council and Executive Director of the Watani Al Emarat Foundation, noted “it is by the grace of Almighty God that he bestowed upon us wise leadership that infuses us kindness and high morals.” Al Falasi also highlighted the book’s practical applications, instilling it in students, parents and society as a whole, to build tolerance and security in the country.
Issa Saif Al Mazrouei, vice-president of the cultural and heritage programs and festivals management committee, emphasized the important role of education and teachers in transmitting good manners to students.
Dr. Hamad Al Yahyai, Deputy Undersecretary of the Curriculum Sector of the Ministry of Education, on his part, reviewed the implementation of the Sanaa curriculum in schools in the United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Faisal Al Bakri, head of the National Education 2030 team, stressed that Al Sanaa must be embraced and preserved, which is done by the Ministry of Education and its strategic partners.