The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Award ceremony was held on Monday at Dubai World Trade Center. The award aims to encourage those working in knowledge-related fields to innovate and create new ways to spread knowledge around the world.
In the ceremony, Bahraini startup Alrawi was awarded the best startup in the Arab region. Co-founders Hala Ahmed Sulaiman, Mohamed Ebrahim, and Ameera Mohamed, had the honor of receiving the award in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, and H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO and chairman of the Emirates Group.
Alrawi aims to improve readership of books in the Arab world by creating the largest interactive Arabic-language audiobook library and provide accessibility to books and cultural content to improve readership of books.
Audiobooks are a source of knowledge and entertainment. As a result, Alrawi provides the opportunity to help this sector by providing a new income stream through the distribution of audiobooks to the contributing members.