His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued Emiri Decree No. 96 of 2016 regarding the Establishment and Organization of Academy of the Arabic Language in the Emirate of Sharjah.
The decree stipulated that Academy of the Arabic Language shall be established in the Emirate called "the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah" which has independent legal personality and legal capacity necessary to achieve its objectives.
The headquarters of the academy shall be in the city of Sharjah. Branches of the academy may be established outside Sharjah by a decision of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah.
This initiative came to reflect the sense and feeling of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi to the size of challenges facing the Arab language at this stage due to its urgent need to get out of the individual initiatives stage which is the responsibility of the benevolent sons of the nation towards the institutional hard work and ambition stage.
The initiative of establishing the Academy comes to be the first institution concerned with the issues of Arab language in the Arabian Gulf region, so that it would be helpful and supportive for the Arab academies in various countries of the Arab world. The first top priority of the academy shall be funding the issuance of historical linguistic dictionary and everything related thereto.