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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 15 November 2018

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid presents Arab Reading Challenge winner with prize - in pictures

Nine-year-old Moroccan Maryam Amjoun received a cash award of Dh500,000 in a literacy competition organised by the Dubai government

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid welcomed a new champion of the Arab Reading Challenge on Tuesday.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai presented winner Maryam Amjoun, nine, with her award, which included a cash prize of Dh500,000.

This year, the competition opened for the first time to Arab pupils who live outside of the the area and there was a 25 per cent uptake in participation.

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Moroccan girl, 9, wins Arab Reading Challenge

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