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Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed inaugurates the first Abu Dhabi Poetry Festival

Sheikh Khaled emphasized that the Abu Dhabi Poetry Festival reflects broader efforts to celebrate the UAE’s cultural heritage by promoting traditional poetry to new audiences and fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the art form. He highlighted that by raising the profile of traditional poetry, the event also helps preserve the future of the much-loved literary form for generations to come, while connecting artists and thinkers from around the world to celebrate literary excellence and exchange. cultural.

Sheikh Khaled was accompanied by Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the President of the UAE and Chancellor of the UAE University; Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, President of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism; Pilot Major General Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Festivals and Cultural Programs Committee; and Ahmed Jasem Al Zaabi, president of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.

The Abu Dhabi Poetry Festival, organized by the Heritage Festivals and Cultural Programs Committee. Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with the Emirates Heritage Club, has attracted more than 1,000 poets along with a group of local, regional and global intellectuals, authors and media professionals. , to celebrate Arabic poetry.

Through a variety of styles such as Nabati and classical Arabic poetry, the festival aims to broaden the audience base of poetic and cultural creativity, while showcasing new creative talents, highlighting arts and literature and providing a artistic platform to promote the growth of poetry and literary arts.

The Abu Dhabi Poetry Festival, which hosts the Abu Dhabi Poetry Conference from 12 to 14 October 2023, hosts several specialized cultural seminars and poetry evenings. In addition, there will also be a book signing corner, where authors can meet and interact with readers and sign new publications, and a pavilion dedicated to children where the next generation can discover poetry.

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