Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Adviser for UAE’s Culture and Heritage at CPC, and former chairman of Abu Dhabi Media, died in a road accident last Thursday.
Al Mazrouei had been the Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), now known as the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA), as well as Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Media Company, according to WAM, the UAE’s state news agency.
Al Mazrouei was born in Medina Zayed in the Western Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He studied in the US, where he obtained an MA in Management from Oregon State.
The launch of the International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition in 2003 was the first challenge encountered by Al Mazrouei. In record time, the event became a popular regional and international economic, tourist and cultural festival, according to WAM.
The Authority launched two of the most successful TV poetry programmes in the Arab world. The programmes draw millions of viewers across the Arab world.
In less than two years, the Authority also launched the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, New York-Abu Dhabi Film Academy, Eastern Melodies Festival and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Kilmat for Translation Project and many others.