Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) has announced the opening of Nobel Museum's travelling exhibition in Dubai under the theme, ‘The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World', in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of MBRF.
This is the first time the exhibition is being hosted in a new concept and theme in an Arabic city.
Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF announced this at a press conference where a number of events associated with the exhibition, including four special workshops led by experts from the Nobel Museum were also announced. A key attraction will be a workshop on micro-finance addressed by Nobel laureate Muhammed Yunus. Yunus, who established a micro-credit bank offering small loans for the poor, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 in recognition of his efforts to "create economic and social development from below". His efforts have contributed to economic and social development of millions of people, not only in his own country Bangladesh, but also in several other nations.
The exhibition, organised at the Burj Khalifa annex in Downtown Dubai, will run for a month, starting from tomorrow and will be open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm except on Fridays. Entry is free of charge.
MBRF has organised the exhibition to establish the values of creativity and innovation in the region by highlighting the prestigious position of Nobel Prize in honouring outstanding discoveries that have contributed to the development and progress of mankind. It will also provide an opportunity for the public to see for themselves the most important inventions as well as awards obtained by Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Prize.
Managing Director of MBRF, said the exhibition is being organised as part of the Foundation's efforts to empower future generations with sustainable solutions that address the challenges in the knowledge and research domains in the Arab world.
Huwaireb said: "The Nobel Museum exhibition will provide a unique platform in the Arab world to put the spotlight on innovation and discoveries. It will draw attention to human achievements that have transformed the world and contributed to improving the lives of people. We believe that the Nobel Museum exhibits will motivate our young people to innovate and look around them as creative explorers, and divert their energies to find better solutions and ideas."
Inviting everyone to make use of this opportunity to visit such an exceptional event in Dubai, Huwaireb said: "I am confident that a visit to the museum will leave a lasting impression on everyone. It will enable you to realise the value of perseverance and encourage you to think outside the box to serve humanity."
He added: "This event will inspire our young people to look up to the great personalities and innovative minds showcased at the exhibition as role models, just as we have been inspired by Arab novelist Naguib Mahfouz, scientist Ahmed Zewail, Lebanese doctor Peter Medawar, and other Arab Nobel Prize winners."
Dr. Olof Ameline, Director of Nobel Museum, said the hosting of the Nobel Museum exhibition in Dubai will enable the public in the region to get acquainted with the concept of the Nobel Prize and the most prominent innovators who have contributed to humanity's welfare and development. He said the museum will inspire many towards creativity and innovation by highlighting how Nobel achievers have employed innovation and knowledge to touch the daily lives of millions.