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HISTORY & TRADITIONS - CULTURE

ADACH announces the launch of the fourth session of the Dhafra Festival in December

Posted on 01/11/2010

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) will launch the fourth session of the Mazayina Dhafra Camel Festival on 16th - 25th of December 2010. The Festival will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and will take place in Zayed City in Al Gharbia (the Western Region). Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Organising Committee and Director General of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Folk Dance Group takes part in WOMAD - London this summer

Posted on 22/07/2010

The newly established Abu Dhabi Folk Dance Group will participate in the WOMAD - London Festival at the end of July and the play "Zayed and the Dream" will be presented in London in early August. According to Abdullah Al Ameri, Director of the Culture and Arts Department at the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), the participation of the Abu Dhabi Folk Dance Group, which was established by ADACH last month, is part of a strategy aimed at strengthening the dialogue amongst ...  >>MORE

UAE donates US$2million to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage programme

Posted on 27/06/2010

Paris - The United Arab Emirates has donated US$2 million in support of the UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage. The donation agreement was signed here yesterday by Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture '&' Heritage (ADACH) and the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova. UAE's Permanent Representative at the UNESCO Abdullah Musaba Al Nuaimi told 'WAM' that the agreement was signed as part of the country's support to the efforts made by the ...  >>MORE

Fourth season of top Nabati competition to highlight best Arab poets

Posted on 11/01/2010

The fourth season of Arab top Nabati competition "Million's Poet" has gained the attention of international media and internet users since it was launched live on December 16 on Abu Dhabi TV. The competition organised and produced by Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) dedicated to preserve one of the ancient Arabic forms of poetry and highlight the best Nabati poets in the Arab world. A survey on the famous search website Google showed that more than 11,800.000 search ...  >>MORE

Saadiyat is capital’s new cultural hot spot

Posted on 22/11/2009

The official opening of an exhibition of contemporary art yesterday heralded the arrival of Saadiyat Island as the capital's cultural hot spot. Manarat al Saadiyat, which translates as "the lighthouse of Saadiyat” is the first of the island's galleries and opened with an exhibition called Disorientation II. The opening was conducted by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, the chairman of Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company, the body responsible for the exhibition together ...  >>MORE

Belgian Crown Prince hands ISO certificates to Ministry of Culture

Posted on 01/11/2009

As part of his visit to the UAE, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Crown Prince of Belgium, handed over the Integrated Management ISO Certificates 9001 and 14001 as well as OHSAS 18001 to Afra Al Saberi, Executive Director for Institutional Supporting Services at the Ministry of Culture, Youth '&' Community Development. Granted to the Ministry by the Belgian Association, the event was attended by Mr. Anick Van Calster, Belgian Ambassador to the UAE, and held at the Abu Dhabi Hilton Hotel. ...  >>MORE

Mohammed Bin Rashid opens Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 22/10/2009

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened in Abu Dhabi today the Cultural Centre. The newly opened Cultural Centre is the redesigning and restoration of the old National Theatre by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum accompanied by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy ...  >>MORE

Owais heads UAE delegation to 6th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers

Posted on 14/10/2009

Baku - Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais is heading the UAE delegation to the 6th Conference of Culture Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) which started in Gulustan Palace today in the Azeri capital Baku. A roundtable was held on the sidelines of the conference on the theme 'the Baku Path: new challenges to Dialogue between Civilizations'. Ministers and deputy ministers from over 45 countries and representatives of 18 ...  >>MORE

OIC announces Sharjah as Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014

Posted on 14/10/2009

Baku - Ministers of culture of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) have accepted nomination of Sharjah as capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2014 in recognition of remarkable contributions made by H.H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah, under the instructions by UAE President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Culture approves strategic plan

Posted on 04/10/2009

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development has approved its strategic plan for the year 2010 after a long meeting which was attended by the H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, executive directors and heads of department. The meeting discussed a number of ongoing initiatives, activities, programmes, events and training workshops throughout the year. The ministry's operational plan emanated from the federal government's ...  >>MORE

Argentine Tango, Chinese Dragon Boat Fest may get
into UNESCO heritage list

Posted on 01/10/2009

Centuries-old traditions from around the world are, from today, being protected under the UNESCO wing, as the international organisation's ongoing conference in the capital started evaluating the finalists to be accepted on its intangible heritage list. "Before lunch time, we went over 37 elements and they were all accepted,” said Dr Ismail El Fihail, head of the Research Department at the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage. "Among them are the Argentine Tango and the beautiful ...  >>MORE

UAE strengthening communication among civilizations, openness to the cultures of humanity: ADACH Chairman

Posted on 29/09/2009

The capital of the United Arab Emirates brought today together representatives of 114 countries who are on the membership of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The committee which is chaired by Awadh Ali Saleh Al Musabi (United Arab Emirates started discussions to inscribe the first elements on UNESCO's List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and on the secondary Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage ...  >>MORE

UNESCO meet in Abu Dhabi to discuss intangible heritage list

Posted on 28/09/2009

As many as 114 countries, which are signatories to Convention to Safeguard the Intangible Heritage, will attend the fourth conference of UNESCO's Inter-governmental Committee to Safeguard Intangible Heritage, which begins in Abu
Dhabi today. Also present at the five-day conference will be representatives of more than 50 societies, regional associations and non-government organsiations. The meeting will discuss the nomination for UNESCO's Intangible List of World Heritage. "The ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to host meetings of Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage at UNESCO

Posted on 24/09/2009

Abu Dhabi will host the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO from Sept. 28- Oct. 2, at Abu Dhabi Intercontinental Hotel. Official delegations from 112 countries, which have so far signed the agreement on Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, including over 50 representatives from regional organisations and nongovernmental organisations, will take part at the event. Dr. Nasser Al Hemeeri, Director of the Department of the ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Islamic Cultural Centre opened in Addis Ababa

Posted on 13/09/2009

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, has lauded priority given by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the worship premises to spread values of tolerance and solidarity. He also hailed in a speech delivered on his behalf yesterday in Addis Ababa by Salem Obaid Al Dhahiri, director general of the foundation, on the inauguration of the Sheikh Zayed ...  >>MORE

UNESCO's intangible heritage committee meets in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 10/09/2009

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage, chaired by Awadh Ali Saleh Al Musabi (United Arab Emirates), will meet in Abu Dhabi from 28 September to 2 October. One of the tasks of the Committee will be to inscribe the first elements on UNESCO's List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. One-hundred-fourteen States Parties are bound by the UNESCO Convention for ...  >>MORE

Watani keeps the ‘harees’ tradition alive

Posted on 06/09/2009

Further energising the tradition of harees distribution in Al Dhaid, Watani volunteers accompanied a number of Sharjah scouts distributing harees plates before Iftar to the residents of Bin Tunaij and Bin Ketb communities. Harees is a traditional Khaleeji food. Federal National Council member Khalifa bin Hwaiden, who accompanied the volunteers along with Saeed Al Kaabi from the Al Dhaid Club, said the distribution of harees highlights the UAE heritage and traditions of caring for the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi signs cultural cooperation MoU with China

Posted on 26/08/2009

The Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cultural cooperation with Chinese Ministry of Culture. "The MoU is part of ADACH's strategy to promote cultural diplomacy and dialogue among different civilisations and peoples, said Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of ADACH. The MoU was signed by Sheikh Sultan and Cai Wu, the Chinese Minister of Culture, during a recent visit by HH Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

Hamed bin Zayed attends Sheikh Zayed Award symposium in Morocco

Posted on 15/08/2009

Rabat - Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court Chief HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and former Moroccan Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister and Chairman of Aseela Festival Mohammed bin Eisa, chaired yesterday the sessions of the international symposium on "the Sheikh Zayed Award in World's Cultural Space". The sessions were attended by Saeed Hamad Al Jari, UAE Ambassador to Morocco and a number of Moroccan and Arab cultural figures, mediapersons and thinkers. Bin Eisa stressed the ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Culture to merge folklore arts training project with 'Summer in My Country' programme

Posted on 10/08/2009

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development is considering the idea of merging the nationwide folklore arts training programme with the recently launched 'Summer in My Country' project. The 'Summer in My Country 2010' will make room for adequate training of the young generation on the traditional arts and the heritage, which was launched as a separate project under the name 'Our generations and the Folklore Arts'. The 'Summer in My Country 2009' created the opportunity for the ...  >>MORE

UAE cultural days in Germany a bridge between Arab, western cultures

Posted on 26/07/2009

The UAE cultural days in Germany organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, from July 8-14, have scored significant success as they become "a bridge between the Arab and western cultures". The event was inaugurated by HE Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and a number of German officials. Commenting on the event, Al Owais said that the "culture is a bridge that links world peoples to boost their relations. The UAE ...  >>MORE

Dialogue of Cultures launched at the Emirati-German art exhibition in Hamburg

Posted on 21/07/2009

Hamburg - The 'Dialogue of Cultures' project has been launched in Germany as part of the Emirati-German art exhibition currently underway in Hamburg. The exhibition boasts a wide participation of Emirati and German artists including the calligrapher Mohammed Mendi and painter Vladimir Kamendi. The exhibition, which will run until 16th August, has attracted several renowned academicians, cultural enthusiasts, artists and art lovers from Germany. The exhibition was opened on 16th July by Charge ...  >>MORE

Al Owais opens ''A Knight's Dream'' gallery in Berlin

Posted on 11/07/2009

Berlin - UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais and Deputy Speaker of Berlin's State Parliament Ofen Lehman Browns have opened the gallery of 'A Knight's Dream' where the 105 verse poem composed by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is on display as part of the UAE cultural festival in the German capital.The UAE minister gave the German top official a brief explanation ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Culture awarded ISO certification for integrated management

Posted on 14/06/2009

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Management has been awarded the Integrated ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certificates. ISO 9001 is a certification for quality management, while ISO 14001 is given for meeting standards of environmental standard systems. OHSAS 18001 certification for Health and Safety standards has been developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems standards. Each of these standards has their own requirements. The Ministry of ...  >>MORE

UAE's Ministry of Culture promotes country's heritage at BEA

Posted on 30/05/2009

The Ministry of Culture, Youth '&' Community Development aims to promote UAE innovation and creativity on the global stage through its participation at international cultural and artistic events such as the BookExpo America (BEA), the largest publishing event in North America, said Bilal Bodoor, Executive Director for Cultural and Arts Affairs, said in a press release. The ministry's participation in BEA proves the UAE's cultural rank in the region and assures its large collection of ...  >>MORE

Majlis is a key feature of civilisation in UAE

Posted on 23/05/2009

The Majlis is one of the cornerstones of Emirati civilisation. For decades, friends, neighbours and families would gather in a Majlis during sunset. Meaning 'place of sitting' in Arabic, the term is used to describe a formal legislative assembly and also a place for social gathering. Traditionally it was one of the major facets of social life in the Gulf countries. In a tradition that spans centuries, most homes in the Gulf have a Majlis, where the head of the family hosts guests. It's a ...  >>MORE

UAE strives to be known for its cultural diversity

Posted on 21/05/2009

Humanity's fundamental wealth lies in its diversity, according to Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO. And what better than cite the example of the UAE in this context? With its diverse multicultural society, the UAE has developed its own unique cultural identity. And no doubt, art plays an integral role in the development of societies while nations retain their style and integrity due to their value of art. Today, the world is celebrating the United Nations Educational, Scientific ...  >>MORE

Summer is the season for weddings across the UAE

Posted on 11/05/2009

Summer is the season for weddings in the UAE, with more than 30,000 nuptials taking place every year, excluding the holy month of Ramadan. Emiratis still perform their weddings in the same traditional way, and only a few changes were made to keep up with modern times. Emirati Amnah Mohammad Saeed, said the UAE wedding of old was an occasion for members of the society to get together, which is still a preserved tradition. "In the past, parents used to select a bride for their son, unless he ...  >>MORE

Dance offers a taste of Womad

Posted on 23/04/2009

If there were any lingering doubts about how far from ordinary the Womad festival will be, they were dispelled yesterday by a group of dancers from Zimbabwe. The dance troupe Siyaya offered a taste of things to come when the international celebration of world culture opens at the Corniche tonight with a performance at the Emirates Palace hotel in which they sported a combination of traditional African attire and decidedly untraditional construction hard hats and Wellington boots. Their lively ...  >>MORE

Kalimat to promote Arabic books for kids

Posted on 12/04/2009

Kalimat, one of the leading publishers and pioneers in producing Arabic books for children in the UAE, is all set to unveil 18 new titles in the upcoming the London Book Fair. The fair is scheduled to be held from April 20-22, in which hundreds of publishers from around the world will take part. In an exclusive interview with The Gulf Today, Dareen Charafeddin, editor of Kalimat shed light on the ways of action they have been taking for the last two years to produce Arabic books for the ...  >>MORE

'Dubai Culture' unveiled as the new brand identity of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority

Posted on 22/03/2009

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority yesterday announced its new brand identity, as part of which it has been renamed 'Dubai Culture'. The new brand identity will help the organisation build on its achievements over the last year and support its long-term strategy of developing Dubai into a global cultural hub. The announcement coincides with the first anniversary of the organisation. HE Dr. Omar bin Sulaiman, Managing Director of Dubai Culture said: 'It was exactly a year ago that the Dubai ...  >>MORE

Jerusalem (al-Quds) declared as Arab cultural city

Posted on 22/03/2009

Palestine Embassy in the UAE has launched in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Group for Culture and Arts, the sessions of al-Quds, the capital of Arab Culture for year 2009. The official launch will be in Palestinian town of Bethlehem. This was announced at a press conference held at Emirates Palace in presence of Palestinian Ambassador to UAE Khaire Al Oridi and Huda Kano, Chairperson of the Abu Dhabi Group for Culture and Arts and others. Al Oridi said the declaration of al-Quds as Arab ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler opens "Sharjah Theatre Week"

Posted on 19/03/2009

Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, attended Tuesday night the opening ceremony of the 19th edition of the Sharjah Theatre Week, which is being organised by the Sharjah Culture and Information Department. During the annual event which would last until March 27, a number of local and foreign drama groups will present 18 plays on the stages of the Culture Palace and the Sharjah Institute for Theatrical Arts. The opening ceremony of the ...  >>MORE

Sultan attends ceremony for handing over torch of Arab Cultural Capital

Posted on 17/03/2009

H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, attended yesterday a ceremony held to mark the symbolic passing of torch of the Arab Cultural Capital from Damascus and Jerusalem as part of Sharjah Biennial 2009. Abdullah Mohammed Al Owais, Director of Sharjah Culture and Information Department, said Sharjah would remain a melting pot for Arab and world cultures. 'Sharjah will always remain the platform for gathering Arabs and a niche for cultural ...  >>MORE

Egyptian wins Arabic Booker prize

Posted on 17/03/2009

Yusuf Zeydan has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) with his novel Beelzebub, it was announced at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi last night. The Egyptian author was one of six writers to be shortlisted for the prize, otherwise known as the Arabic Booker, and wins a total of US$60,000 (Dh220,380) as well as an English translation of his work paid for by the Granta magazine owner, Sigrid Rausing. Beelzebub is a poetically told story of the religious and cultural schisms caused by ...  >>MORE

Celebrated Arab and English actors to perform Shakespeare in Arabic

Posted on 17/03/2009

More than 25 Arabic and English actors are staging Richard III: An Arab Tragedy - an adaptation of the original Shakespearian play later this month in three performances in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The events are being organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) and presented by the Kuwaiti Sulayman al Bassam Theatre. Richard III: An Arab Tragedy, originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and performed in Arabic with English subtitles, will have its UAE ...  >>MORE

KALIMA publishes five valuable Encyclopaedias

Posted on 16/03/2009

Kalima, the giant translation project of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, announced the launch of a valuable series of literature encyclopaedias to introduce the Arab readership to the literature of certain cultures. The encyclopaedias include names of writers and books, cultural movements and literature vocabulary. The group of five encyclopaedias is a part of the World Encyclopaedia of Literature, published in 1994 by University Press, A French publishing house. These ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mohammad's poetry anthology released

Posted on 10/03/2009

An English-language collection of poems by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was launched in Dubai on Tuesday by Motivate Publishing. Titled "Poems from the Desert," the book features translations from the original Arabic of 27 poems that Sheikh Mohammad composed in the Gulf tradition of Nabati poetry and represents some of his favourite works. Using local figures and images, the poems are an ode to the ...  >>MORE

Renowned Arab poetesses mark International Women's Day

Posted on 10/03/2009

A special poetry soiree for women marking the International Women's Day on 8 March served as a highlight of Day-5 of the Dubai International Poetry Festival 2009, an initiative by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. Widely renowned Arab and international poetesses such as Shaikha Al-Mutairi (UAE), Amal Marzooq (Bahrain), Dr. Enam Bayood (Algeria), Hala Mohammed (Syria), Huda Al-Saadi (UAE), and Fatiha Murshid (Morocco) came together at Dubai Women's Association to raise the intellectual ...  >>MORE

Dh3m fund to promote reading

Posted on 10/03/2009

One of the country's largest philanthropic organisations has established a Dh3 million (US$816,000) fund to promote reading. The Emirates Foundation is inviting applications from organisations interested in running programmes that promote an interest in books and reading. The fund, entitled Emirates Reads, aims to foster programmes for both children and adults with a particular focus on Arabic language and initiatives aimed at Emiratis. A statement from the foundation said initiatives could ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's QALAM releases new titles

Posted on 10/03/2009

Abu Dhabi's QALAM announced that it will issue a new series of UAE literary works, as part of its initiative to promote Emirates literature. QALAM is a publishing project that aims to help novice Emirati authors, recently launched by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH). The project had published a number of distinct titles in the fields of history, literature, biography, and academic research among other subjects in 2008. It will be releasing its new titles during the ...  >>MORE

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ADACH announces the launch of the fourth session of the Dhafra Festival in December


Abu Dhabi Folk Dance Group takes part in WOMAD - London this summer


UAE donates US$2million to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage programme


Fourth season of top Nabati competition to highlight best Arab poets


Saadiyat is capital’s new cultural hot spot


Belgian Crown Prince hands ISO certificates to Ministry of Culture


Mohammed Bin Rashid opens Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi


Owais heads UAE delegation to 6th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers


OIC announces Sharjah as Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014


Ministry of Culture approves strategic plan


Argentine Tango, Chinese Dragon Boat Fest may get
into UNESCO heritage list


UAE strengthening communication among civilizations, openness to the cultures of humanity: ADACH Chairman


UNESCO meet in Abu Dhabi to discuss intangible heritage list


Abu Dhabi to host meetings of Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage at UNESCO


Sheikh Zayed Islamic Cultural Centre opened in Addis Ababa


UNESCO's intangible heritage committee meets in Abu Dhabi


Watani keeps the ‘harees’ tradition alive


Abu Dhabi signs cultural cooperation MoU with China


Hamed bin Zayed attends Sheikh Zayed Award symposium in Morocco


Ministry of Culture to merge folklore arts training project with 'Summer in My Country' programme


UAE cultural days in Germany a bridge between Arab, western cultures


Dialogue of Cultures launched at the Emirati-German art exhibition in Hamburg


Al Owais opens ''A Knight's Dream'' gallery in Berlin


Ministry of Culture awarded ISO certification for integrated management


UAE's Ministry of Culture promotes country's heritage at BEA


Majlis is a key feature of civilisation in UAE


UAE strives to be known for its cultural diversity


Summer is the season for weddings across the UAE


Dance offers a taste of Womad


Kalimat to promote Arabic books for kids


'Dubai Culture' unveiled as the new brand identity of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority


Jerusalem (al-Quds) declared as Arab cultural city


Sharjah Ruler opens "Sharjah Theatre Week"


Sultan attends ceremony for handing over torch of Arab Cultural Capital


Egyptian wins Arabic Booker prize


Celebrated Arab and English actors to perform Shakespeare in Arabic


KALIMA publishes five valuable Encyclopaedias


Sheikh Mohammad's poetry anthology released


Renowned Arab poetesses mark International Women's Day


Dh3m fund to promote reading


Abu Dhabi's QALAM releases new titles