Many African cultures stress the importance of ancestors as mediators between living beings and the supreme creator, and art is viewed as a communicative bridge of the two. In this vein, art becomes a language that transcends realms and speaks directly to the essence of a being. By adopting such a narrative and applying it to contemporary times, Africa, in turn, becomes a spiritual guide that presents greater learning opportunities and knowledge dissemination.
While the UAE is clearly a nexus state of the Southern Silk Road, it has also emerged as a global trading hub. It has become a node of connectivity linking Europe and the Americas to Asia and Africa. Africa’s relationship with the UAE is extremely mutual importance for investors and sustainable development.