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Inaugural Issue of Popular Science Arabia: H.H. Mohammed bin Rashid Addresses Arab Youth in an Open Letter

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum:
•    It is imperative that we evolve, adapt, and learn at the same pace as our world is transforming. Above all, we must learn in our own language and within our own culture.
•    Our Arabic language has always been one of learning and science; it will not fail to absorb and adapt to the sciences and discoveries of our day.
•    My message to the people of this region is not to wait but to take initiative. Waiting can come with a hefty price tag of wasted time and missed opportunities.


We live in a time of rapid changes, monumental achievements, and profound knowledge and discoveries,” said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in an open letter addressed to young Arabs in the inaugural issue of Popular Science Arabia – the Arabic edition of the world-renowned scientific magazine Popular Science.

“It is imperative that we evolve, adapt, and learn at the same pace as our world is transforming. Above all, we must learn in our own language and within our own culture,” H.H. Sheikh Mohammed added. “Our Arabic language has always been one of learning and science; it will not fail to absorb and adapt to the sciences and discoveries of our day. It can go even further to create superior technical terms that better represent modern inventions and developments. With that in mind, we have no second thoughts whatsoever in supporting the launch of the Arabic edition of Popular Science magazine – the most prominent scientific publication in the world.”

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid reiterated his great faith in the people of this region, and his confidence that with their skills and aptitudes, “our culture will thrive, embrace the knowledge revolution sweeping across the globe and contribute to it in all scientific disciplines.”

Popular Science Arabia magazine is a first step that will undoubtedly be followed by further measures and initiatives from figureheads, decision makers, stakeholders, and anyone with an interest in the knowledge and scientific ambitions of our region, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed explained.

“My message to the people of this region,” H.H. concluded, “is not to wait but to seize the initiative. Waiting can come with a hefty price tag of wasted time and missed opportunities. The time is ripe for scientific discoveries – seize the day and aspire to create new opportunities for knowledge and invention. Our ancestors built one of the most prominent civilizations in history: our youth are more than capable of restoring and advancing our cultural eminence.”

Popular Science is a world-renowned American scientific magazine founded in 1872. It targets an audience of non-expert science and technology enthusiasts; the magazine publishes articles by successful world-famous scientists and pioneers in science and technology.