Dubai sets up Cultural and Art Authority
Gulf News (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), 3/8/2008

The ruler of Dubai has called for a Cultural and Art Authority whose aim "will be to enhance the international status of Dubai, which will participate in developing and forming the cultural and heritage scene of the 21st century in the region and around the globe. . . . The launch of this authority is part of Dubai's 2015 strategy which aims to place Dubai on the international cultural and heritage map. . . . [T]he authority will strive to boost Dubai's position as one of the world's most diverse cultural cities, where East meets West."