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Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Al Maktoum Center opens at Zayed University for students activities

12 Mar 2015

Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Al Maktoum inaugurated the Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Al Maktoum Center for students activities on Zayed University's Dubai campus recently, following the agreement sealed between Zayed University and Al Maktoum Foundation last May.

The event was attended by Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, President of Zayed University, Dr Fatima Al Darmaki, Assistant Provost for Students Affairs and Fathiya Al Khameri, Director of Students Affairs in Dubai campus. 

The initiative aims to provide students with an ideal educational environment that promotes academic excellence, and increase their sense of belonging whilst encouraging them to work on their personal development, create positive communication channels, and value the importance of time management. 

“This project is a reflection of creative minds and a great opportunity for students to invest their time and develop their skills and potential interests. I hope the walls of the center will be filled with fruitful artworks of Zayed University students”, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna said during the inauguration of the center. 

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna also emphasized that the multipurpose room is her favorite part of the center, as it displays a great mixture of tradition and modernity. She was also impressed with the bright and refreshing colors of the center.  

“I used to be a student and I wanted to have a private place, where I can spend some leisure time with other colleagues following lectures. I am very pleased to have an opportunity to leave my fingerprint in Zayed University”, Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan Al Maktoum said. 

The center, to which dh4 million are allocated, occupies an area of 1060 square meters and consists of an entertainment hall, art room, Majlis, a music room, a library, a multipurpose room, a prayer room, and locker rooms.

Prof. Reyadh AlMehaideb, Vice President of Zayed University, praised the initiative of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, and the support he continues to offer Zayed University in order to prepare qualified future leaders who can contribute to the building and progress of the nation.