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  • India and the UAE share historical ties and have maintained regular cultural exchanges both at official and people-to-people levels.
  • In 1975, the UAE and India entered into a Cultural Agreement, laying down the fundamental framework to enhance bilateral cultural relations and people-to-people ties.
  • The Indian community of over 3.5 million is a major part of UAE's vibrant society and its economic success. It also makes a significant economic contribution to India and constitutes an indelible human bond of friendship between the two nations.
  • Following the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) on 18 February 2022, Prime Minister Modi and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan agreed to establish a UAE-India Cultural Council to facilitate bilateral cultural cooperation.
  • On 01 September 2022, during the 14th India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to establish the Cultural Council to promote cultural co-operation between the two countries. Initiative on establishment of an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the UAE also took a step forward with the setting up of a Joint Working Group between institutions on both sides.

    Places of interest in Mumbai:
  •  Gateway Of India
  • Colaba Causeway Market
  • Marine Drive
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
  • Jehangir Art Gallery
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Mani Bhavan
  • Haji Ali Dargah
  • Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat
  • Siddhivinayak Temple
  • Bandra-Worli Sea Link
  • Juhu Chowpatty
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park
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