At the beginning of the session Dr. Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chancellor of the UoS, thanked His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah for attending of the conference.
Dr. Humaid pointed out that the conference has become an identity of the UoS.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah spoke to the guests and explained to them the idea of Al Darah, (Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies), and the reason for its establishment.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, said, "I welcome all of you to Al Darah, and what I have of knowledge I put it in it." His Highness noted that Al Darah contains the oldest objects in terms of photography, manuscripts, and documents.
About the importance of the conference, and the role of the Arab and Muslim Scientists and Scientific Research’s, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah said, "We know that the West benefited greatly from the Muslims as they moved from darkness to light only because of Muslims researchers . "
His Highness said, " I worked on this side to show how the sciences entered to Europe , I have one of the first editions of the translation from the Arabic to the Latin language, it’s the first transfer to the Latin language from the Holy Quran, by this way the science and knowledge entered to Europe."
His Highness explained the suffering of researchers in obtaining the documents, saying, "We note that the centres of scientific researches spread everywhere but not easy to get the document when you want it, always there are some difficulties, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah added, when I was at the National Documentation Centre in Lisbon, Portugal, I was trying to see one document in the centre ,but almost I couldn’t see it, then I traveled from Sharjah to Java, Indonesia, but I couldn’t get the document which I travelled for, His Highness said if this is what happened to me, how is the situation with others. "
His Highness said because of that I brought all this material and put it in the hands of researchers.
At the end of the session the scientists and researchers who participated in the conference thanked His Highness the Ruler for sponsoring the conference.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah honoured the Al Batha Group, the main sponsor of the conference and Al Darah (Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies).
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah accompanied by the guests toured the various halls of Al Darah.