Emirates News Agency – Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed visits Al Ain Book Festival 2022

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ABU DHABI, 17th November 2022 (WAM) – Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Sovereign’s Representative in the Al Ain region, His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Bureau Executive of Abu Dhabi, visited the Al Ain Book Festival 2022.

During the visit, His Highness visited several pavilions and publishing houses participating in this year’s fair and discovered some of the latest literary works that enrich the local and regional cultural scene. His Highness was accompanied by Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi); Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; and Saood Al Hosani, Undersecretary of DCT-Abu Dhabi.
Organized by the Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of DCT Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain Book Festival is held this year under the theme “All eyes on Al Ain”. The event, which takes place in five venues around the city, including Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, further strengthens Al Ain’s position as a regional cultural and creative hub.
The Al Ain Book Festival offers a program of cultural activities, live performances, literary seminars and reading sessions. The event also hosted the inaugural Kanz Al Jeel Prize, which celebrates artists and scholars whose work showcases the rich heritage of Nabati poetry, as part of broader efforts to preserve and promote the Arabic language.

Tariq Al Faham

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