Abu Dhabi (Al Ittihad)
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tahnun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Representative of the Ruler in the Al Ain region, yesterday the curtain fell on the activities of the 13th session of the “Al Ain Book Festival 2022”, which was held this year under the title “ The eye for you is wider than the home”, to shine a light on cultural heritage, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi’s Arabic Language Center launched a revamped event identity, formerly “Al Ain Book Fair”, to become an innovative cultural festival that enhances the cultural agenda of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and celebrates the works of Emirati and Arab writers and creators.
The festival exceeded expectations with an attendance of over 74,000, setting new standards and visions for future sessions of the event, and the festival also saw the organization of 271 trips by students from schools in the city of Al Ain. 🇧🇷
Ahead of the festival, the center also announced that participating exhibitors will be exempt from rental fees, in line with its strategy to ensure the continuity and growth of the publishing sector, strengthen the recovery phase and support local publishers. and publishers around the world, capitalizing on the important role the Emirate of Abu Dhabi plays as a global beacon of culture. 🇧🇷
The main platform of “Al Ain Square – Hazaa Bin Zayed Stadium” hosted various daily performances throughout the day, including many concerts, art performances and children’s events, and the festival featured the most famous cultural and artistic icons. While the festival featured an artistic concert, the opening ceremony hosted a host of stars from Arab and Gulf art, including Saudi artist Arwa, Emirati artist Hamad Al-Amri and Lebanese artist Aber Nehme.
For his part, Dr. Ali bin Tami, President of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, said: “With its new look, Al Ain Book Festival has fulfilled our aspirations to promote reading in a friendly and engaging environment. Poetry through the program. “Palavra Cantada” and evenings in which prominent figures of literature and art from inside and outside the country participated.
In particular, the Al Ain Book Festival will return next year on November 14, 2023, with an innovative new program of sessions, workshops, presentations and great activities to keep all visitors excited.
Source: Al Ittihad
I am Cathy Jenkins, an experienced news writer and author at News Unrolled. I specialize in opinion pieces and the trending section. With over 7 years of experience in the industry, I have become well-versed in crafting stories that are both informative and engaging.