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HISTORY & TRADITIONS - POETRY

Sharjah Ruler attends opening ceremony of 15th Arab Poetry Festival

Posted on 09/01/2017

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, attended the 15th edition of the Sharjah Arab Poetry Festival, which kicked off on Sunday with the participation of elite poets from the UAE and the Arab World. Supported by the Ruler of Sharjah, the festival, which will run until January 13, is organised by Bait Al Shi'r (House of Poetry) of the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information. The ceremony started with a documentary on the beginnings of ...  >>MORE

Registration opens for 7th season of ‘Prince of Poets’ competition

Posted on 23/08/2016

The Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi has announced that registration for participation in the "Prince of Poets" competition, in its 7th season (2016-2017), will be open until the 30th of September. Those willing to take part in the competition can submit their requests via e-mail at: [email protected] The date and the procedure for taking part in the preliminary interviews, which will bring together the nominated poets and the members of the jury, will be ...  >>MORE

Al Faris will resonate with audiences beyond Arab world, says director of stage production

Posted on 18/12/2015

Al Faris (The Knight), an epic musical play based on the poems of Vice Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will resonate with audiences beyond the Arab world because it speaks a universal language, said Marwan Rahbani, the director of the stage production of the play that is set to premiere in January 2016. Speaking at a press conference held yesterday to provide an update on the production, Rahbani said, "If I take the play ...  >>MORE

Fourth House of Poetry opened in Tunisia as part of Ruler of Sharjah's initiative

Posted on 06/12/2015

KAIROUAN: Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman of the Sharjah Department for Culture and Information, on Friday opened the House of Poetry in the Kairouan Governorate in Tunisia. Al Owais said the house is the fourth to be opened after those in Jordan, Mauritania and Egypt as part of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah's initiative for setting up poetry houses similar to that in Sharjah in all Arab countries to become a forum for ...  >>MORE

Poetry Academy publishes first dictionary of Emirati dialect

Posted on 08/04/2015

A new dictionary intended for non-Arabic speakers who hope to learn the Emirati dialect, featuring phrases and sentences that are often used by the Emirati people in all walks of life, has been published in Abu Dhabi. The first edition of the "Emirati Ramsa", published by the Poetry Academy at the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee – Abu Dhabi, provides the translation of about 1,500 Emirati words into English. Specialised in the vocabulary of the Emirati dialect, the ...  >>MORE

Prince of Poets kicks off sixth season in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 25/03/2015

Twenty poets will compete for a Dh1 million prize when the sixth season of the classical Arabic poetry competition Prince of Poets begins a run of live shows in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night. The series is massively popular, with last season's competition - won by Alaa Janib, 40, an Arabic Literature Lecturer at Cairo University - attracting around 20 million viewers. "Over the past five seasons, millions of viewers have had the chance to follow 50 poetry evenings aired live on TV, with all ...  >>MORE

Arab Poets flock to Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/01/2015

Abu Dhabi is set to host 300 poets from 29 countries for direct interviews with members of the Prince of Poets jury at Al Raha Beach Theatre from the 31st of January to the 2nd of February. The three days of interviews aims to select the best poets to take part in a TV programme of classical Arabic poetry. After achieving significant success in the previous five seasons, the Prince of Poets, in its 6th season, is eagerly awaited by the lovers of eloquent poetry in the Arab world. The Cultural ...  >>MORE

Nominations open for world’s first Poets of Peace Award

Posted on 03/11/2014

Registration for nominations for the U.A.E.'s International Award for Poets of Peace, the first-of-its-kind award in the world, is now open. Poets locally, regionally and internationally have been urged to register submissions before 15th December, by logging onto the official website. The General Secretariat of the award has said that it encourages poets to spread a message of peace around the world, and create awareness about the importance of peace and consciousness for humanity through ...  >>MORE

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