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Sharjah Ruler visits Emirate’s pavilion in Paris Book Fair. - Dotemirates

Sharjah Ruler visits Emirate’s pavilion in Paris Book Fair.

3/16/2019H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, stressed the importance of transmitting the original Arab and Islamic culture to different countries of the world through various international cultural forums which constitute gatherings for world cultural at which the Arabic culture is highlighted through historical books, novels, stories, music and others.This came during His Highness’ visit to the pavilion of the Emirate of Sharjah represented by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), participating in the 39th Paris International Book Fair.On arrival at the venue, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah was welcomed by Abdullah...


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Flydubai to cancel up to 15 flights daily; will air fares rise?

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