Survey Arabic language in the Emirati Society
Arabic Language Protection Society, in collaboration with Dubai Statistics Center, conducted a survey that targets the different classes of society all over the UAE. This survey comes as part of the initiatives and events related to Arabic Language International Day that was approved by the United Nations to be celebrated on December 18th every year.
Noora Al-Hajji, Deputy Director of DSC's Opinion Poll Section and Statistical Frameworks, stated that this survey comes as part of DSC's efforts aiming to contribute to the constructive initiatives whose goal is to enhance the national identity and strengthen the Arabic language, which is in line with the governmental directives and initiatives that give priority to the national identity and the Arabic language, especially with UAE Vision 2021 that aims at making the state an excellence center in Arabic language. This comes as a solid step taken towards activating the Arabic Language Agreement launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, and the initiative of Hamdan bin Mohammed to enhance the national identity. Al-Hajji added that the memorandum of partnership between DSC and the Arabic Language Protection Society represents one of the most important support tools for DSC's playing a vital role in this field, as this survey comes as a practical application of the memorandum.
Dr. Ali Abdel Kader Al-Hammadi, Vice Chairman of the Arabic Language Protection Society, stressed that our enthusiasm for Arabic language, our defense of it and the efforts we exert for its sake should not stem from subjective sentiments or temporary zeal, but the Arabic language status should be followed up by means of statistics, data and documented scientific studies, which is the driver to our collaboration with DSC.
Also, Rawda Saad, Chairperson of Arabi Mubin Volunteer Commission, and preparer of this study, stressed the necessity of following the basics of scientific research, in order to find out the real reasons behind the decline in using Arabic language, which will help in developing a roadmap that is based on innovative solutions that service the needs of the current stage, as well as establish effective plans that will eventually lead to the advancement of the Arabic language, which is the most important ingredient of the national identity. She called on the different members of society to participate in this survey and to bear their responsibilities towards the language of the Holy Quran, as this will contribute to restoring its glory. This can be done by accessing the following link: http://goo.gl/l0N2T7.