WAM Dubai, Aug 9th, 2012 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai has honoured Etisalat with Dubai International Holy Quran Award in recognition for its support of the 16th Dubai International Holy Quran Award Contest which concluded yesterday.
The event was held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry building in Deira.
While receiving the Dubai International Holy Quran Award on behalf of Etisalat, Ali Al Ahmed, Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Etisalat, stated that the Corporation is proud to receive the award, which highlights the Corporation's commitment to remain integrated with the cultural fabric of the UAE and the wider Arab region. He also mentioned that Etisalat is a keen supporter of activities and events that are in line with the nation's efforts towards nurturing Islamic values amongst its people.
Al Ahmed added that the support from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum reflected the leadership's commitment to encouraging young Muslims to memorize the Holy Quran and following Islamic teachings. He indicated that the Ruler of Dubai, launched the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture this year as one of his Ramadan initiatives. The Centre aims to spread the teachings of Islam, raise religious awareness amongst Muslims, and spread Islamic culture and Islam's tolerant virtues among non-Muslims.
The contest, which began on July 27, featured 79 participants who represented Arab, Western and Islamic countries as well as Islamic communities abroad.