Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, witnessed Sunday the start of the renovation of the Islamic Art Museum in Cairo.
"We will work with the Egyptians to rescue this renowned Museum," the UAE official said.
The museum was across the street from the truck bomb that targeted the Egyptian capital's security headquarters on Jan. 24.
It killed four people and caused damage to buildings for hundreds of meters around, smashing the museum's facade and sending debris crashing onto exhibits.
Built in 1881, the Cairo Museum of Islamic Art is home to the world's richest collection of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history.
It houses nearly 100,000 pieces representing different Islamic eras, 4,000 of them on display and the rest in storage.