The competition, supported by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is a major branch of the 21-year-old Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA).
Ibrahim Mohamed Bu Melha, adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and head of DIHQA organizing committee, said all units are busy laying down schedules for receiving eminent scholars, members of the arbitration committee, as well as the contestants and their assistants.
Abdulrahim Hussain Ahli, head of the financial and administrative unit, said they have communicated with over 140 countries and Muslim communities around the world to nominate their contestants. "So far, we have received confirmation from 64 Islamic countries and foreign communities, KTimes reported.
The Dubai Police have been requested to take care of the safety and security, while Dnata was asked to do ticket reservations.