Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched an e-learning platform, the largest of its kind in the Arab world, reports AFP.
The platform includes 5,000 video education courses, including science, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, covering course subjects from grade 1 through grade 12, according to officials.
The platform aims to "develop a distinctive educational content in Arabic, a translation of the world's finest curricula and educational courses, to be made available free of charge to more than 50 million Arab students anywhere in the world," according an official statement close to the government.
"Building a better future for our region starts from classrooms, and e-learning is capable of bridging the knowledge gap in the Arab world," Sheikh Mohammed said in a statement.
"Access to millions of Arab students and the development of their scientific abilities will be through technology," he said. "The school project is a contribution to improving the Arab education reality."
Dubai has previously launched several projects and competitions in the field of education, including a program to prepare one million programmers from Arab countries, and an annual competition to choose the best teacher.