The #MyDubai initiative was announced last week by Sheikh Hamdan, with a request on his Instagram and Twitter accounts for residents and visitors to share compelling moments of their lives during 2014 by using the hashtag #MyDubai. (Agencies)
The overwhelming response to the launch of the #MyDubai initiative during its first week has led to the creation of an online museum, which will showcase the lives of Dubai's residents and visitors through images, videos and stories, the Gulf news reported.
The museum will be housed on #MyDubai - the official Instagram and Twitter pages for the initiative - with a selection of 25 images drawn from 75,000 already submitted and showing the diversity of life in the city.
The move has also resulted in more than 27,000 Twitter mentions, and 198 million Twitter impression. The #MyDubai e-Museum is the first of a number of projects which will combine to create the multi-media autobiography and will be managed by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
Every week throughout the year 10 images submitted on the #MyDubai hashtag will be selected to join the museum's 'collection' and shown on www.instagram.com/mydubai while www.twitter.com/mydubai will exhibit a selection of articles, stories, images and videos.
"DTCM is working with a number of partner organizations and governmental departments on other #MyDubai projects which will harness the creativity within the Emirate and provide further channels through which to tell the stories of residents and visitors," Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said.
"Together with the photos, videos and stories we receive via the hashtag #MyDubai, these projects will combine to create the world’s first autobiography of a city, told through a broad range of media and channels," Almarri said.
The #MyDubai initiative was announced last week by Sheikh Hamdan, with a request on his Instagram and Twitter accounts for residents and visitors to share compelling moments of their lives during 2014 by using the hashtag #MyDubai.