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Abu Dhabi opens doors for 'Prince of Poets' contest

Posted on 07/04/2009

The Poetry Academy in the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) announced Monday opening its doors for those who wish to participate in the 'Prince of Poets' 2009 contest. Poets wishing to take part in the third session of the classical Arabic poetry contest must register before the 20th of April 2009 deadline. The contest plays a significant role in promoting the Arab poetry in its cultural scene, and was able to cross the waters of the Arabian Gulf via Abu Dhabi satellite ...  >>MORE

ADACH to initiate educational programme with ZU and UAEU

Posted on 04/03/2009

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) announced yesterday the implementation of an educational drama programme with the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Zayed University (ZU Abu Dhabi campus), to run in parallel with the performances of "Richard III: An Arab Tragedy" in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain later this month. The educational initiative involves the teaching of Shakespeare's celebrated drama in the university curriculum as well as organising drama workshops and ...  >>MORE

KALIMA translates five Turkish books into Arabic

Posted on 03/03/2009

KALIMA, a giant translation initiative launched by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), has released five literary works translated from Turkish into Arabic. The books, part of a series to promote culture of other nations, will be put on display at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair on March 17. Commenting on KALIMA's gesture, Turkish Ambassador HE Hakki Akil expressed his appreciation of and gratitude for the great support and valuable contributions of H.H. Gen. ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's Poetry Academy opens registration doors

Posted on 02/03/2009

The Poetry Academy, an initiative by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), announced that it will begin receiving registrations for its courses on 1st - 26th March, 2009. The Academy will be open for registration on weekdays from 12:00 pm - 20:00 pm. Sultan Al Amaimi, Director of the Academy, said there will be more academic focus on Nabati poems. The Academy will teach students the different fields related to Nabati poetry, including its style, characteristics, and ...  >>MORE

ADACH hosts Arab adaptation of Shakespeare's drama

Posted on 26/02/2009

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) will host three performances in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain of the celebrated play 'Richard III: an Arab Tragedy' - an adaptation of Shakespeare's drama by the Kuwaiti Suleiman Al-Bassam Theatre. The event marks a new cultural initiative by ADACH in presenting a unique experience for theatre enthusiasts. The first show, to be staged on the 20th March, will be held at Al Ain's Al-Jahili Fort, one of the most ancient and important forts in the ...  >>MORE

Nathalie Criniere wins competition to create exhibition design for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Posted on 08/01/2009

Agence France-Museums, in partnership with Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development '&' Investment Company (TDIC), yesterday announced that the firm of Nathalie Criniere has been selected to create the exhibition design for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of the five major institutions being planned for Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island Cultural District. Nathalie Criniere was awarded the project through a competition among six invited design firms. In addition to conceiving the design of the permanent ...  >>MORE

Camel festival promises thrills

Posted on 22/12/2008

More than 2,000 camel owners have registered to take part in the Al Dhafra Camel Festival 2009 - with more than 24,000 camels expected to compete in the event. The festival has been scheduled for tomorrow in the western region. "The fair has become, in record time, a stunning heritage carnival, not only for the heritage of the UAE, but also for the region as a whole," said Mohammad Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Director General of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (Adach), who is also the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi launches poetry encyclopaedia website

Posted on 18/12/2008

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) has announced that it will soon launch a website that serves as the latest issue of the poetry encyclopaedia, to coincide with the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, held on March 2009. The fourth edition of the encyclopaedia, whose publishing rights are owned by ADACH, will include: 2,693 poetry collections (which mount to 2,890,301 verses or 138,641 poems). In addition, it will have 1,081 books on scientific, literary and historical ...  >>MORE

ADACH becomes a member of the World Crafts Council

Posted on 12/11/2008

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH ) has been granted a membership at the World Crafts Council Asia-Pacific region with the support of all members. The selection of ADACH came within the activities of the 16th World Crafts Council International General Assembly held in Hangzhou, China from 4th - 10th November, 2008. Said Al-Kaabi, Production Manager of the Office of Intangible Heritage and head of the participating delegation, said that ADACH became a member of the World ...  >>MORE

A picture is worth 40,000 dirhams

Posted on 06/11/2008

Amateur and professional photographers are being urged to enter the third Emirates Photography Competition to help preserve the heritage of the nation. The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (Adach) hopes the 2009 competition will be an incentive to capture the beauty of the country's animals, desert and cities. The photography competition, which is part of the Emirates Film Competition, is open to residents and nationals from the GCC. Entries will be accepted until Dec 31 for ...  >>MORE

"Land Change: Art and Environment" exhibition and panel discussion

Posted on 19/10/2008

The German-Emirati exhibition "Land Change: Art and Environment" organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority of Culture and Heritage and the Goethe-Institute Gulf Region will be officially inaugurated at the Culture Foundation on 21 October 2008. The exhibition showcases pictures of the German photographer Petra Patrick and works of art of the three Emirati artists Muna Al Ali, Mohammed Kazem and Abdullah al Saadi, as well as the Dubai based British artist Valerie around the topic of art and ...  >>MORE

ADACH to feature the best of contemporary world music

Posted on 23/09/2008

Next month , music lovers will have the chance to celebrate weekly live concerts of some of the world's most gifted stars of the World Music scene, the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage has said. The audience will be treated to the very best of Flamenco guitar phenomenon from Spain Diego Amador, Mobo-award winning saxophonist from the UK Denys Baptiste, Irish-Cretan multi-instrumentalist Ross Daly, Indian/Pakistani/French fusion from the Badila Ensemble, oriental jazz from Kamal ...  >>MORE

History-laden Jebel Hafit set on road to World Heritage Site

Posted on 22/07/2007

The Jebel Hafit area is set to become the UAE's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering the finest selection of archaeological sites and natural beauty in the country, Emirates Today can reveal. The 1,240m mountain on the outskirts of Al Ain famously boasts the Green Mubazzarah tourist destination, hot water springs and the 11.7km Jebel Hafit Mountain Road – dubbed one of the greatest motoring routes on the planet. But less well known is the fact that the rocky outcrop and surrounding ...  >>MORE

Khalifa names Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Authority board

Posted on 08/02/2006

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued an Emiri decree naming board of directors of the Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Authority. According to the decree, the board shall be chaired by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. The board members are: Zaki Anwar Zaki Nusaibah, who is also named Deputy Chairman, Saeed Butti Al Qubaisi, Saeed Ghanim Hamoudah, F. Herd, Mubarak Hamad Al Muhairi, ...  >>MORE