Youth centre opens in Dubai’s Emirates Towers
The centre was designed by a group of designers younger than 30 and offers facilities for journalists, entrepreneurs, researchers, programmers, and gamers
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated yesterday a new youth hub in Emirates Towers, it has been announced.
He was accompanied by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Both called for the replication of the centre in other parts of the country.
The youth centre was designed by a group of designers younger than 30 and offers facilities for journalists, entrepreneurs, researchers, programmers, and gamers.
Aimed at those who are below the age of 30, the centre has an annual calendar of events and programmes, including classes and workshops, and features meeting rooms, areas for youth projects, a library, a theatre, a workshop area, and a studio for creative productions, according to Dubai Media Office.
In the future, the centre will reportedly be expanded to include a collaborative brainstorming lab.
Speaking at the inauguration, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said: “We want to prepare the younger generation to lead the process of development. The youth of the UAE deserve the best and we expect the best from them. This is why we have faith in their abilities to create a better future for our country.”
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, added: “We expect from our youth great contributions to their nation, as they are the source of initiatives and leading ideas, and their contributions make us confident of a promising future.
“Young people will always be a top priority for President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his brother Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.”