Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 03:01 GMT
Hawass [R] with Sheikh Manea bin Rashid Al-Maktoum - ET
CAIRO – 2 February 2021: Renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass invited Sheikh Manea bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the pioneer of the first cultural renaissance in Dubai and the son of the ruler of Dubai from 1886 to 1894, Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum, to visit the archaeological discoveries in Saqqara, which have recently become the center of attention of the Arab and international press.
Hawass called Sheikh Manea bin Rashid Al-Maktoum the "Pharaoh of Dubai" due to his interest in culture and antiquities, as Sheikh Manea constructed a hotel in the form of an Egyptian obelisk and in the form of a pyramid with statues of King Ramses II inside.
Also, Hawass praised the cultural and tourism achievements that Sheikh Manea brings to the whole world, and gave him a set of the books he had written on the ancient Egyptian civilization.
This came during Hawass’s current visit to the United Arab Emirates, to deliver many lectures on recent archaeological discoveries and to promote Egyptian tourism.
It is worth noting that Sheikh Manea bin Rashid Al-Maktoum completed his studies at the Ahmadiyya School. From an early age, he had literary tendencies and was known for his love of science and reading. In 1938, Sheikh Manea established six developmental schools and the first department of knowledge in Dubai.