Tolerance is embedded in the DNA of UAE society. In line with the mission of the Ministry of Tolerance to spread the message of tolerance, the Festival seeks to emphasise its benefits to all. It aims to achieve this through inclusive public events and outcome-oriented forums. The Festival will run from 9 – 16 November 2018. The public events will provide ample opportunity for everyone to appreciate the value of difference and diversity, across culture, art, music, sport and other aspects that contribute to the vibrant tapestry of the UAE. The Forums, in which participation is by invitation only, will facilitate meaningful exchange among the country’s youth, women, expatriate business leaders and others important to the dialogue. Importantly, prominent global experts and Nobel laureates will also help shape the way forward.